As we age, our skin becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Many people have concerns about deep nasolabial folds, jowls, vertical lip lines, and a downturned smile. If you’re concerned about the effects of aging around your mouth, lip rejuvenation may be the solution. Lip rejuvenation/enhancement can be achieved with various cosmetic treatments to give your lips a natural, subtle appearance.
The staff at Dallas Dermatology Partners combine their knowledge of facial anatomy and aesthetic harmony with the latest cosmetic lip enhancements to achieve a beautiful, natural look. No matter what procedure you decide on, you can be confident their dermatologists will provide the desired results while keeping your health and safety a top priority. Schedule your dermatology appointment for a personalized treatment plan and move one step closer to fuller lips!
Lip filler is one of the most common ways to get fuller lips. Lip filler treatments can produce subtle or dramatic results depending on your preference. Patients’ anatomy and age will dictate the type of filler used, though each adds shape, structure, and volume to the soft tissue of the lips. In addition to plumping the volume of your lips, cosmetic filler can:
- Correct mild asymmetry in lip shape
- Create more definition at the Cupid’s bow and lip border
- Achieve a more feminine pout
- Minimize the appearance of fine lines around and within the lips
- Restore balance to upper and lower lips
- Create more hydrated lips
The body metabolizes hyaluronic acid over time, the primary ingredient used in lip filler. The results can last anywhere from six to nine months, depending on the product used. If you love your initial results, you should take photos to be used as a reference for future treatments. Lip fillers’ most common side effects include mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness. Small lumps may develop, but these should eventually smooth out in a few days. Stubborn lumps can be dissolved by your dermatologist using an enzyme injection.
Lip Flip Botox
If lip fillers are not the right treatment for you, lip flip Botox is an excellent alternative. A short-term alternative to cosmetic filler, lip flip minimizes lines and adds a subtle pout to your smile. Unlike lip fillers, which add volume to the lips, Botox creates the illusion of a plumper upper lip by temporarily relaxing the muscles above the lip line. Other benefits include:
- Subtle enhancement for a slightly fuller-looking upper lip
- Corrects a gummy smile to reveal more teeth and less gum tissue
- Eliminates smoker’s lines above lips
- Cost-effective alternative to lip augmentation with fillers
- No downtime
- Prevents upper lip from vanishing when smiling
- Provides natural results in a couple of days
During the procedure, tiny amounts of Botox are strategically injected into the superficial layers of muscle that control the upper lip to either side of your Cupid’s bow. In turn, chemical signals from the nerves are blocked, causing the pink part of the lip to flip upward for a fuller look. As most injections can relax muscles for 2-4 months, the lip flip lasts about eight weeks. Since the mouth is constantly moving, it causes the body to metabolize the neuromodulator faster. However, you don’t have to wait long for the procedure results. Many patients see a noticeable improvement within a couple of days.