The lips, particularly for women, are often one of the leading indicators of aging skin. Since they are a highly noticeable part of the face, any changes to your lips can have you looking older than your actual age. Loss of lip volume and lines around the lips are a very common sign of aging skin that appears by the time most of us reach our forties.
There are a number of techniques for plumping lips with varying degrees of effectiveness and downtime involved. One increasingly popular method for lip augmentation is the use of dermal fillers.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable substances in the form of a gel or solution that can help to restore lost lip volume. This type of lip augmentation treatment can produce significant results, but it is important to remember that the results are temporary. Once the active ingredient is absorbed by the body, you can opt to have follow-up treatments in order to maintain your results. The length of time between touch-ups will vary depending on the situation.
Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid
Collagen is one component of healthy, youthful skin and is an excellent volumizer. This substance is produced by your own body and provides a structure for the skin to build around. Unfortunately, as you grow older, you produce less collagen, and thinner lips is one result.
Hyaluronic acid is a special substance produced by our bodies to attract and hold water molecules within soft tissue cells like those found in the skin. When we are young, our bodies produce ample hyaluronic acid, but we produce less as we age. The result is skin that loses volume and forms wrinkles, which is particularly noticeable in and around the lips.
Dermal fillers help to replace this lost fullness in the lips. You can expect your lips to be fuller, and lip lines will be less noticeable as well. The results of the treatment are immediate and long-lasting. After your lips are injected with the dermal filler solution, they begin to regain volume. Fine lines and wrinkles around your lips will be minimized.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are interested in lip augmentation but do not want to undergo an invasive procedure, consider using dermal fillers. Schedule an appointment at Transformations Plastic Surgery in Rockford, IL so that our team can evaluate your lips and determine if you are a candidate for lip enhancement.