The lips can speak volumes without ever uttering a word. The curvature of their contours, the protrusion of their pout, and the lips’ general fullness convey youth and vitality with every crinkle.
But as we age, individual features lose their volume. Maturity coincides with the decrease in collagen production, and collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. In its absence, the subdermal structures that give the mouth its signature shape begin to erode.
Think of the realm beneath the surface of the skin like a vast network of intricate scaffolding. This network is called the extracellular matrix, or ECM. When the structure crumbles, there is inadequate material to prop up the skin as supported in one’s youth. Wrinkles form and drooping occurs.
However, with the right lip injection, your doctor can give your ECM the boost it needs to keep your lips defined and dazzling. Lip enhancement comes in many forms. Facial fillers like Restylane and Juvederm replace depleted collagen with hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance in the skin, so these injectables are a safe and effective supplement to your beauty routine. When introduced to the extracellular matrix, HA dovetails brilliantly with the structures that give your mouth its shape.
A fringe benefit of HA injections is hydration. Hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules, so it essentially cradles moisture. Your lips will enjoy a dewy glow even before you apply the gloss.
An alternate approach to lip enhancement is fat transfer. Your surgeon can carefully extract unwanted fat cells via liposuction from those “problem areas” where bothersome bulk accumulates. Then, after the lipids are purified, they can be re-inserted into the lips for perky results. The fat you are employing is your own, so there is little to no risk of infection or complications.
Whether you prefer fat transfer or facial fillers, let’s explore the five main reasons why lip injections give us something to talk about at the end of the day.
Counteract Thin Lips
Wispy, pursed lips exude a sense of crankiness, even when you are happy and outgoing. Thin contours can detract from the lower face significantly as the aging process accelerates. To address thinning, diminutive lips, consider a lip injection procedure.
The vermilion border is the technical term for the dividing line between the lips and their surrounding skin. Women often accentuate this demarcation with makeup, and men may emphasize their features with facial hair. But when the vermilion border breaks down, it leaves your lips looking lackluster.
Lip injections can bolster the vermilion border and define Cupid’s bow, the arch, or the upper lip just below the nose. When your mouth enjoys its natural, ideal shape, you can express yourself freely, pouting and emoting without limitations.
Fill the Gaps
When we discuss “dermal fillers” or “facial fillers,” those aren’t mere words. Fillers fill the gaps left behind by age. For example, when your skin matures, it has less collagen and elastin. The lack of these proteins allows your skin to deflate and pucker. By replenishing your appearance with the proper filler, we volumize the skin from within.
Lip injections smooth away persistent lines around the mouth. The process is akin to filling a balloon with air. The surface flattens and plumps according to your specifications, which brings us to our next reason to consider lip enhancement.
Cosmetic procedures are empowering, and you are in the driver’s seat. When guiding your aesthetic destiny, remember, you can always change course. Case in point: lip injections. Facial fillers allow you the opportunity to see and feel how full your lips can be, but they are temporary. After six to twelve months, your body will absorb the ingredients of your filler naturally.
You can always extend the benefits of a facial injection by scheduling a follow-up appointment, or you can explore other areas of enhancement. Fillers give you a preview of the many possibilities available to you without the invasiveness or permanence of a lip implant.
Restylane and Juvederm are versatile in several other important ways, too. Each product formulates your desires and goals. For example, the lip injectable is silkier than the cheek filler due to the more delicate nature of the mouth. Be sure to discuss all of your options during your comprehensive consultation.
Minimal Downtime, Maximum Results
Lip injections are minimally invasive procedures. Fillers are considered a “lunchtime” appointment since many recipients resume their normal daily activities immediately after receiving their treatment.
You may experience minor redness at the injection sites, but it is entirely normal. Within a few hours, most swelling will subside, leaving only full, pouty lips behind. The top benefits of your filler will be apparent in 4-6 days as the material adapts to its luscious new landscape.
Compared to more extensive procedures like implants or excision, lip injections are wonderfully low impact regarding recovery times and discomfort.
Read My Lips
Injections can boost more than just the treatment area; they can also elevate your quality of life. When you can fully realize your dream facial features, you will have less inhibition holding you back. Engage with coworkers, friends, and family members on your terms, knowing that your lips are expressing what you want them to be saying.
Confidence has a ripple effect on job performance, social wellbeing, and happiness in general. When you look good, you often feel great, and that is the best benefit of all. Call (310) 858-6749 to reach our Beverly Hills office. We can’t wait to hear what your lips have to say!