Does one of your parents have thin lips or a gaunt face? If so, there’s a good chance that you will too. As you age, you’ll likely notice further volume loss in your face and lips as collagen – (the substance that gives our skin a firm, plump look) – production slows down. Sun exposure also damages the existing collagen causing further volume loss.
When it comes to aging skin, we like to use a helium balloon as an analogy: at first, it’s round, firm and full. After a period of time, the volume of gas reduces inside, causing the balloon to droop and decrease in size. Eventually it really deflates and wrinkles form on its surface. Basically the same thing happens to our skin as we loose volume in collagen, fat, bone & muscle.
Thin lips can be artfully augmented using dermal filler such as Teosyal® & Juvederm®. Dermal fillers provide fullness and definition that you can achieve with cosmetics. And if your medical practitioner is particularly skilled at volume enhancement – like Dr. Leigh Bishop or RPN Sylvia Dodd – the results will look natural and balanced.
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Teosyal® & Juvederm® are the best option for lip enhancement not only for their smooth consistency, but they are also specifically designed to quickly and effectively reverse volume loss anywhere on the face. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, it’s metabolized by the body over an extended period of time (approximately six to nine months), meaning your lip enhancement isn’t permanent. Also, if you don’t feel comfortable with the change the effects can be reversed in 24 hours. This is a big plus when you consider lip implants have to be surgically removed if you don’t like them.
Volume Loss in the Face
Aging and weight loss can create sunken cheeks and/or sagging skin that can make you look older than your years. Cheeks, chins and other areas of volume loss in the face also respond beautifully to dermal fillers. Adding volume to the skin will also correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Results are natural-looking, instant, and will last up to nine months.
Our injectors are highly skilled, having helped many patients with thin lips and volume loss. To book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Leigh Bishop or RPN Sylvia Dodd simply contact us today.