By the time most of us have reached middle age, the aging process has begun taking a noticeable toll on our skin. Fine lines and wrinkles, sagging jowls and a loss of facial and lip volume are common complaints. Short of a facelift, most people are unaware of procedures and treatments that can minimize problems like these.
Fortunately, a number of cosmetic innovations for lip enhancement have become available fairly recently for handling problems like thinning lips. When our bodies start producing less of certain substances due to aging, the lips really show the effects. Older people, particularly women, often notice lips that have lost much of their former volume. A loss of lip volume can make you appear older than you really are.
A Look at Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is relatively unknown, but is gaining in popularity as a cosmetic ingredient due to its proven ability to restore volume to aging skin. Hyaluronic acid is produced by your own body and is found throughout the body. It has the ability to attract and hold many times its own weight in water. In turn, this water lends a plumping effect to each individual skin cell found in your lips and other soft tissues.
As you grow older, your body naturally produces less and less hyaluronic acid, leading to a loss of skin tightness, fullness and hydration. This is when you really begin to notice the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin and thinning lips.
Dermal Fillers for Lip Enhancement
Dermal fillers are injected formulations that help replace the missing hyaluronic acid that is causing your lips to thin. They can also be used for lip enhancement on people who have always had naturally thin lips. They are delivered into the lips with a series of injections.
The results of lip enhancement via dermal fillers are very desirable because they appear quite natural, unlike some treatments and procedures. Patients see an immediate improvement after their treatment session, and the results continue to get better over time.
One of the great things about this form of lip enhancement is that virtually no downtime is involved. Patients are free to resume most of their normal activities immediately following their treatment session. This makes it an extremely convenient procedure for people with busy schedules and lifestyles.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
Using dermal fillers like Juvederm® for lip enhancement is a convenient, safe and reliable way to achieve fuller lips. We invite you to make an appointment at The Plastic Surgery Center in Bradenton or Sarasota to learn more about your options for lip enhancement. Although we offer a wide range of surgical procedures like a tummy tuck, a mommy makeover and breast augmentation, we also provide less invasive treatment options like dermal fillers, CoolSculpting® and laser treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for lip augmentation.