Everyone’s lips thin throughout midlife. Even celebrity photos show less volume at 40 when compared with the plump pouts seen in their 20s.
One of the first giveaways of advancing years can be thinner lips and tiny “smoker’s” lines on the skin surrounding them. No, you don’t need to be a smoker to get these. Unfortunately, the smiling, talking, and kissy-faces we make each day lead to unwanted creasing, depending on skin type.
However, hope is not lost for youthful lips. There are ways to improve not only lip volume but softness, shape, and smooth texture too. Here’s how lip filler works to anti-age your smile.
How Can Lip Fillers Help Aging?
Collagen and elasticity fade noticeably after the 20s. Many people experience skin thinning in the form of crows’ feet, under-eye bags, or hooded eyelids. Jowls and neck sagging may show up before you’re ready for them, too.
We might overlook the toll aging takes on the lips because it’s a gradual process. We don’t necessarily notice thinning, loss of “bounce” and smoothness to our smile. Then one day, we see it all at once.
You can help keep things soft and sultry with regular exfoliation and lots of moisture. But the next level of rejuvenation begins with injectable dermal fillers.
Hyaluronic acid fills fine lines from under the skin. It’s a naturally occurring sugar substance that hydrates your tissue, which means once the gel gradually dissolves, your body absorbs it harmlessly. In the meantime, it can soften lines, stimulate your collagen formation, and temporarily bring back the fuller lips you’re missing.
Restylane and Juvéderm are two popular dermal fillers with a long-standing track record for safety and fabulous results.
Can Lip Fillers Reverse Smokers Lines?
It’s a shame that vertical upper lip lines acquired this nickname because those who have them don’t necessarily smoke. Sometimes they go unnoticed until lipstick begins to feather into them.
Lip wrinkles form on the upper lip as vertical lines, shallow or deep. They’re created by thinning skin sitting atop dynamic muscles.
HA (Hyaluronic acid) fillers are available in different consistencies. There are thinner fluid gels designed precisely for smoothing the upper lip area without adding much volume. Many older clients seek antiaging benefits and don’t want their lips much bigger. They just want to look younger. There’s a filler for that.
How Long Do Lip Filler Results Last?
Hyaluronic acid is preferred for naturally enhancing lips, primarily because it is temporary and dissolves naturally. This filler type limits any potential complications and prevents you from being stuck with something you don’t love.
On the other hand, it’s an unfortunate factor for those who love their filler and want it to stick around forever. You will need to “top-up” and maintain your lip injections every 6 to 9 months on average.
Individual factors mean they last varying lengths of time for different people. Some get a year or more out of their results.
What Is Lip Filler Treatment Like?
The injection process is typically a fast and instantly satisfying procedure. Done in-office with topical freezing, you may feel a pinch and mild pressure while the lips are shaped. Dermal fillers contain lidocaine for additional comfort, so expect to feel a bit numb after treatment.
Swelling and sometimes bruising is seen in the first 48 hours. The lips are sensitive, which means normal inflammation makes them appear more prominent at first. But rest assured, the actual results appear after roughly 3 to 4 days.
You can apply ice if needed, and you’ll be advised to avoid drinking hot liquids or biting into things until the freezing wears off. This usually happens within 12 hours.
Book your consult At M Spa Face and Body
Whether it’s your first time or you’re a lip filler lover, we want to see you at M Spa Face and Body. Our aesthetic medical experts will help you choose the right treatment to bring out your best features, smooth away lines, and regain confidence.
Call 281.886.7006 and find out how anti-aging lip filler can be the best of both worlds!