Aging is a natural process. We all get older each year, and after a certain age, our faces and bodies change. The lip is one area where this can be especially obvious. Over time, the lips can lose volume and thin out, and fine lines can appear around the mouth as well.
Fortunately, there’s an easy solution: dermal lip fillers. Aside from augmenting the lips, they can also be used to restore volume and address some of the most common signs of aging in the lip area.
Read on to find out more.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected into areas of the face to fill in static lines and wrinkles, and sometimes, to add volume to areas of the face such as cheeks and lips. They can also stimulate collagen production, and are safe and FDA-cleared for cosmetic use.
There are several kinds of dermal fillers. The most common ones are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occuring substance in the body – thus leading to natural-looking results and lowering the risk of rejection.
The most common functions of dermal fillers include:
- Plump lips
- Smooth wrinkles and folds
- Fill in under-eye hollows (tear troughs)
- Add volume to cheeks
- Improve acne scars
However, they’re generally used to create the perfect pout, which brings us to..
Five Ways a Dermal Filler Can Give You Fuller Lips
There are many things that make a pair of lips especially attractive: their size, shape, symmetry, as well as how well they balance out the rest of the face.
Lip fillers can help you get your ideal pout by:
1. Creating Symmetry and Balance
Dermal lip fillers can help restore or balance our asymmetrical upper and lower lips, adding or restoring volume where needed.
Injecting dermal fillers into the lips immediately adds or restores volume. The hyaluronic acid in most dermal fillers creates the plumping effect by attracting water from surrounding tissues.
2. Enhancing Your Cupid's Bow
We can inject a small amount of dermal filler to define the two tips on your upper lip, an area known as the “Cupid’s bow.” This gives your lips a youthful appearance.
3. Smoothing Out Lip Lines and Wrinkles
Dermal fillers are also sometimes injected to reduce the appearance of the smoker’s lines – those tiny vertical lines that sometimes appear as you age- smoothing out the area above your upper lip.
4. Lift Up a Droopy Mouth
Noticed that the corners of your mouth are starting to droop? Dermal fillers can help lift these up to create a more youthful appearance.
Whether you are looking to restore the volume of thinning lips or are looking to achieve a more dramatic pout, our team of experts at Ellevate Med Spa in Chelmsford, MA can come up with the treatment plan with just the right amount of dermal lip fillers to give you beautiful yet natural-looking results.