If you’re in your 30’s or 40’s and have noticed some changes in the face due to aging, you’re not alone. The lips are affected early on by aging. Individuals who originally had naturally plump and youthful lips may start to notice that the lips begin to thin, and lose their volume. Others never have plump lips to begin with and would like a fuller and more defined lip line.
What Are Attractive Lips?
Alluring lips tend to be voluminous and plump with corners that are slightly upturned. They have smooth, defined borders and a “Cupid’s Bow” on the top lip. Lips are also seen as more desirable if they have a 2:1 ratio of bottom lip height to top lip height. Additionally, they lack laugh lines and fine lines on the skin around the lips caused by smoking and drinking with a straw.
Whether you have naturally thin lips or are experiencing these undesirable changes due to aging, injectable hyaluronic acid can instantly restore the plump in your pout and get you smiling again.
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Hyaluronic Acid to the Rescue
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is produced naturally in the skin which has the capacity to attract and retain large amounts of moisture. It works to replenish the skin, resulting in a youthful and healthy appearance. Injectable brands of hyaluronic acid such as Juvederm and Restylane are used to add volume and rejuvenate areas of the faces affected by wrinkles, folds and hollows. Thinning lips, laugh lines and marionette lines can quickly be restored to a more youthful and natural appearance by subtly injecting this powerful substance. Once treated with Juvederm or Restylane, results can last from 6-18 months depending on the specific hyaluronic acid used and the area of the face being treated.
It is important to find a qualified and skilled injector to regain a natural and more youthful look without running the risk of getting “duck lips” or other undesirable appearances. Before having a treatment, it is recommended that you have a consultation in order to communicate your aesthetic goals so you can have the best experience possible with desirable results.
David Shamouelian, MD
Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills
201 South Lasky Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212