Reduce Lip Lines
Very few people are lucky to be born with naturally full, perfectly shaped lips. However, as we age, even full lips become thinner and longer over time due to gravity, sun damage, and smoking. Wrinkles and lines eventually develop around the mouth, the border of the lips gradually becomes less defined allowing lipstick to bleed, and the corners of the lips tend to turn down making us look perpetually sad. For those of us who desire to regain natural volume and shape, reduce unsightly fine lines and wrinkles on the upper and lower lip, or are looking to augment the size of the lips there are a number of effective solutions currently available. Injectable Fillers such as Restylane® or Juvederm™ have long been established as a beauty basic when it comes to enhancing the appearance of the lips. These gel-like substances can be injected into the body of the lips to create fullness, into the border of the lips to create more definition, into the vertical lines and wrinkles to reduce their appearance, and into the corners of the lips to lift them. The results are visible instantly and usually last on average about four to six months. BOTOX® Cosmetic may also be injected into the area surrounding the lips to reduce the appearance of lip lines due to the relaxation of the muscles which are causing those lines and creases to form. A slight upturn of the lips can also be achieved making the lips appear fuller. The results are usually apparent within a few days to two weeks after injections and last on average three to four months. Recently, radiofrequency and infrared devices have also become popular choices when it comes to improving the lip area either on their own or in combination with the above mentioned treatments. Thermage™, Matrix IR™, or MatrixRF™ can be implemented to stimulate collagen growth in the perioral area causing tightening of the skin, and softening of the lines. Due to these effects the lips also appear to be more defined and slightly fuller. These treatments have virtually no recovery time. The improvement is noticed gradually overtime, with the optimal outcome usually obtained six months after the completion of the treatment series and maintenance is recommended every twelve to 18 months to maintain results. The above treatments are often augmented with the use of the newest lip plumbers and line fillers available atskinfo® such as the SkinMedica TNS Line Refine or TNS Lip Plump system, recommended every twelve to 18 months to maintain results.