Lip augmentation with dermal fillers can be performed on young adults who wish to enhance their natural appearance or in older individuals who want to look more youthful. As we age, our skin loses volume, holds less moisture, and provides less structural support of the lips. Fat, muscle and bone volume also decreases. These factors must be considered when evaluating one’s overall facial appearance.
Some people do not want their lips to look big; they simply want to restore them to a more youthful state. The corners of the mouth may turn downward with age, but can be improved by implanting dermal fillers in a variety of techniques to provide support. In appropriate cases, the vertical lines (sometimes referred to as “smoker’s’ lines”) around the mouth can be treated without dramatically changing the appearance of the lips. Sometimes, Botox® or LASER treatment plan is used in combination with a dermal filler to help soften these vertical lines.
Others may want to add volume to the lips, to enhance the shape of the lips, or accentuate special features such as the Cupid’s bow.
Our lip augmentation procedures utilize non-permanent dermal fillers that are reversible and completely biodegradable. The stretching of the skin structure with these fillers has been shown to stimulate the body’s own collagen production, which provides you with added cosmetic benefit.
Soft tissue augmentation is an integration of science and artistry. It is important that you clearly discuss your goals with the doctor, so he can provide you with options and a treatment plan.