Lips start off youthful and full, but as you get older, your lips will get thinner. This holds true for everyone, those with small, subtle lips and those with naturally big, pouty ones. For thinning lips, or for increasing natural lip size, a dermal filler called Juvederm can be highly effective. Perfect your pucker at Total Body Atlanta!
Thinning Lips and Age- What to Expect
Lips thin with age for many of the same reasons that skin sags and wrinkles develop. As you get older, the body’s production of collagen and hyaluronic acid slows. Lifestyle factors can play a role in the thinning of lips and development of wrinkles too. Smoking, drinking from straws, puckering, lack of SPF in lip products, and even dehydration can reduce collagen levels in the lips and speed the formation of wrinkling.
These changes happen gradually, and many women won’t notice them until their late 20s or 30s. Thinning will continue to occur as you get older and continually becomes more noticeable with age. Your genetics, lifestyle, and natural lip size all impact how visible the thinning is and how quickly it occurs.
Juvederm- Our Secret for Youthful Looking Lips
Lip thinning is natural and happens to almost everyone, but that doesn’t mean your lips are doomed to slowly shrink away. We can treat thinning lips using dermal fillers. At Total Body Atlanta, we typically use Juvederm, a type of hyaluronic acid filler, to plump the lips, restore youthful fullness, and smooth lines and wrinkles on the lips and around the mouth.
Juvederm is primarily comprised of biocompatible hyaluronic acid, or HA. Your body naturally produces HA. This compound helps with moisture balance and holds water in the skin, so it looks smooth, plump, and hydrated. As you get older, hyaluronic acid levels in the skin decrease. At the same time, collagen production slows. By injecting a filler, like Juvederm, into the skin, we can restore moisture and volume. The lips look younger and rejuvenated after treatment. We can also use HA fillers to provide additional volume into the lips of patients that want a fuller, poutier lip.
Juvederm has a smooth composition and looks and feels very natural in the lips. Results last for up to a year. Many patients come in for annual lip injections to maintain their look.
Juvederm- Not Just for the Lips
For youthful looking lips, Juvederm holds the key, but don’t underestimate the rejuvenating power of this injectable treatment for other parts of the face too. At Total Body, we use Juvederm to:
- Restore volume to the cheeks and mid-face
- Fill in crow’s feet, forehead creases, and wrinkles around the brows
- Minimize the appearance of jowls
- Smooth smile lines, lip lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds
Juvederm is an essential part of our liquid lift, a non-surgical facelift alternative. We use this treatment from brow to cheek to chin, and our patients love the smooth, natural-looking results.
Juvederm Recovery- What You Need to Know Before Treatment
Juvederm treatments are completely non-surgical. This HA filler is administered through a series of injections. These injection sites are a primary source of any post-treatment symptoms. Patients may experience soreness, bruising, and some swelling. This typically resolves in a week or less. After treatment, return to work and other activities immediately if you like. Many patients opt to rest for a couple of hours after treatment. Juvederm contains lidocaine which helps ease discomfort during and after the injections.
Restore youthful lip volume to your aging lips with Juvederm. Call one of our Total Body offices in Duluth or College Park to schedule your lip injections with Juvederm.