When it comes to the different signs of aging, which do you notice first? The wrinkles and lines that develop around the eyes, forehead, and cheeks? Maybe you’ve noticed that your face isn’t as full as it used to be, and areas like your cheeks have lost their volume. However, there’s another area that many of Dr. Deborah Farrell’s patients are often concerned about…the lips.
A Kiss to Send You Off
Just like other parts of your face, your lips lose volume over time due to the natural aging process. After the age of 30, your collagen levels begin to naturally decrease and your skin can start to lose its elasticity. Other factors like smoking, sun exposure, and genetics play key roles in how your lips age.
Of course, you can do something about the first two culprits (smoking and sun exposure) by avoiding tobacco and always wearing an SPF-rated lip protector. Unfortunately, however, it’s not just the loss of collagen in your lips, but the overall loss of collagen in the surrounding facial areas that can dramatically age the appearance of your lips and mouth. Together, this can have an adverse effect on the shape of your lips over time, creating vertical lines and a thinner look that lacks definition.
The Problem with Lip Implants of the Past
Lip augmentation through the use of implants is a viable option for many women. It can certainly increase the size of the lips. However, there are a lot of factors associated with implants that are turning women off: having to go under general anesthesia, the soreness, the swelling, the sutures, etc.
Recovery is usually around a couple of weeks, and the overall cost is much higher in both time and money when compared to a non-surgical approach. The results that are achieved with lip implants are also often seen as unnatural or overdone, and require additional surgery to have them removed, should you change your mind about them in the future.
Why Women Are Now Choosing Fillers to Enhance their Lips
Fortunately, there is a safe and effective alternative to lip enhancement surgery. Fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm® are minimally invasive injectable options that can give you instantly fuller, well-shaped lips without surgery. There’s little to no downtime, and many of our clients are able to get right back to their jobs and daily activities after their session.
It’s so much faster and easier than going under the knife for lip augmentation. Dr. Deborah Farrell’s lip enhancement patients love this treatment, because they are able to achieve extremely natural-looking results without having to worry about surgery or downtime. On average, results with dermal fillers can last for up to 12 months when performed by a certified physician.
Fuller Lips at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Mechanicsburg, PA
If you want more information on finding out how to get the volume back into your lips without the need for surgery, Dr. Deborah Farrell is here to address any questions or concerns you may have. Schedule your consultation with us at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center to learn more about the benefits of non-surgical lip fillers.