One common complaint among older people is the gradual loss of lip volume, particularly among women. Since the lips are a very prominent part of the face and important to the beauty of women, it can be harmful to a woman’s self-esteem when they grow thinner.
Some women are born with naturally thin lips. The lips can also lose volume when they lose structure and hydration, causing the lips to fall inward. Just as a drought causes the land to dry and crack, a loss of lip structure and moisture causes problems like vertical lines above the upper lip and wrinkles all around the mouth area.
Since the lips are such an important part of the facial appearance, a loss of lip volume leaves many looking for treatment options to restore fullness to their lips. The good news is that a variety of treatments are available for lip augmentation, and some do not require extensive downtime. Lip injections are a great way to enhance the lips without the need for surgery or a long recovery.
The fillers used for lip injections are safe and effective for the treatment of lost lip volume. They are also effective at plumping lips that have always been naturally thin. The result is fuller lips. You can also expect the associated lines and wrinkles above your upper lip and around your mouth to be minimized, if not gone completely.
Hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the human body, is important for the maintenance of healthy, moist, plump skin. It is gradually depleted as you grow older. However, it can also be added to a gel formulation to be injected into your lips to make them fuller.
Imagine a sponge within each skin cell on your face and lips. The larger the sponge, the more water it can absorb and the larger that cell will be. Hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge to soak up moisture. When your body ages and begins producing less, the sponge grows smaller and your lips become thinner.
Fillers containing hyaluronic acid help to make up for this imbalance by adding this substance directly into the lips where it is needed most. The result is lips that are more hydrated and have more volume.
To learn more about how lip injections can benefit you, make an appointment at Las Vegas Laser and Lipo. We are proud to offer various techniques for lip augmentation, including fillers, implants and our Lip-Roll procedure. During a consultation at our office in Las Vegas, we can determine which method is best for giving you the lips you desire.