As we age, our lips begin to lose volume. After the age of 30, collagen levels in our bodies begin to naturally decrease and our skin begins to lose elasticity. Other factors, like smoking, sun exposure, and genetics, also play key roles in how our lips age.
Unfortunately, it’s not just the loss of collagen in our lips, but the overall loss of collagen in the surrounding facial areas that can dramatically age the appearance of the lips and mouth. Together, this can have an adverse effect on the shape of the lips, creating vertical lines and a thinner look that lacks definition.
For many years, women have relied on lip implants to achieve a fuller pout. However, implants come with surgical risks and recovery time, can be felt inside the lips, and have a fairly high rate of failure. Fortunately, there is a safe and effective alternative to lip enhancement surgery.
Dermal Fillers for Lip Enhancement
At Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we offer dermal fillers for lip enhancement. Faster and safer than surgical lip augmentation, lip fillers require little to no downtime and can produce incredibly natural-looking and feeling results for up to 12 months. Longer results can be obtained through touch-up treatments, which can be scheduled at regular intervals.
For lip enhancement, we offer:
These hyaluronic acid fillers are ideally suited for lip augmentation. They can also be used on around the lips to address signs of aging in surrounding facial areas, helping to produce an overall more youthful and attractive appearance.
In addition to these fillers, we offer Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft. The hyaluronic acid molecules in these formulas are best for projection and can be used in combination with lip fillers to correct hollowness in the cheeks, skin laxity, and other signs of aging throughout the face. During your initial consultation, we will listen to all of your concerns and help you determine the best fit for your needs.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you would like more information about getting the volume back into your lips without the need for surgery, Dr. Deborah Farrell is here help. Please call 717-732-9000 to schedule your consultation at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center today.