A reason to smile in Cleveland: Therapies to boost lip volume
Some of the world’s most beautiful faces through history also have had a beautiful pout, so it’s not surprising many shades of red lipsticks grace store shelves, alongside so many products claiming to turn back what time has done to our once full and youthful-looking lips.
Reason to pout?
As we get older, we lose the elastin and collagen fibers that give our skin its flexibility and firmness. Just as this process can cause our face to move south, adding jowls to once neat jawlines and hollows where high cheekbones once sat, once full lips can appear thinner. Unprotected exposure to ultraviolet rays and habits like smoking only add to the effects of aging, causing wrinkles, loss of color and even staining (in the case of cigarettes).
Reason to smile?
Dermal fillers may be used to plump up the volume. Whereas sturdier fillers are injected into areas like hollow cheeks, softer fillers are applied to the lips.
Hyaluronic acid is a common type of filler found in a product you may have heard of, Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is natural; it’s produced by your body and acts as a lubricant in your joints and other tissues.
An even better option
As effective and proven as Restylane treatment may be when used to fill in our sunken areas, at Seriously Skin, we now have an option tailored to the lips – Restylane Silk.
Recently approved by the FDA, Restylane Silk both adds volume and improves the shape of our lips. These benefits are accompanied by the product’s ability to fill in lines and wrinkles, including those lines around the mouth often caused by smoking or too much sun.
The effects of this injectable gel have been clinically shown to last, on average, around six months. Optimal wrinkle-reduction and lip volume require only one or two injections. The procedure can be done over your lunch break, and you don’t have to worry about after-effects that say, “I just had my lips done!”
Within about two weeks, you can expect to see a boost in lip volume. Cleveland area residents can start the process by booking an appointment with our experienced team at Seriously Skin today.