5 Secrets to Deliciously Youthful Lips.
“Look at those luscious lips…”
They’re the focal point of your face… they let everyone know what you’re thinking, even when you’re quiet.
You smile when you’re happy, pout when you’re upset, and bite your lips when you’re thinking.
With all that use, is it any wonder that your lips are one of the first places to show signs of aging?
As you begin to age, your lips can change completely.
- Loss of shape, definition, and volume
- Downturned mouth
- Vertical lip lines
- Faded or no color
All of those signs of aging lips can leave you wanting to hide your mouth. But you don’t have to accept aging lips…
We have five secrets that will rejuvenate your lips and bring the focus back to your smile.
5 Secrets to Good Lips
So you want to restore your lips to their lush, rosy state?
Shhhh.. Don’t tell anyone, but here are our secrets for achieving your best lips ever.
1. Augmenting Lip Size
Thinner lips may be a reality of aging, but they don’t have to be.
A non-surgical lip augmentation can give you those gorgeous full lips you love. Hyaluronic acid injections are precisely placed to give you the ideal size, shape and volume for your facial features.
Worried about the outcome? Don’t be! If you are not satisfied with results, all or portions of the filler can be reduced with hyaluronidase injections.
If you’re considering a lip augmentation procedure, here are some considerations to keep in mind.
The Size of Your Lips
You want to keep them in proportion to the rest of your face. No overdoing it! Natural harmony is beautifully appealing.
You will also want to maintain the correct ratio from your upper to lower lip. In Caucasion females the ratio is 1.0 upper to 1.6 lower lip; for ethnic patients, this changes to a 1 to 1 ratio.
When looking at your profile, your upper lip should be protruding over your lower lip.
The Style of Your Lips
???? Russian Lip: an accentuated cupid’s bow. This sexy look can be achieved in 1 to 2 sessions, timed 1 month apart.
???? Natural lip: with a ⅓ to ⅔ upper lip to lower lip balance. These subtle results can often be achieved in a just single session of about 30 minutes.
???? 50/50: a larger upper lip or balanced with lower. This symmetrical look can generally be achieved in just one session. However, if your natural pout is slim to begin with, you may be required to return for a second session 2-4 weeks later for more volume.
Other Aspects to Consider
- Cupid’s Bow: the M-shaped curves of your upper lip
- Philtrum Columns: the pillars that lead from the peaks of the cupid bow to the nose; considered to be a sexually attractive portion of the face
- Tubercles: or what I call the “pillows” – 3 in upper lip and 2 in lower lip
- Lateral edges or oral commissures: important to prevent or treat a downturned lip
- Border or Vermilion Border: the place where you will apply your lip liner
2. Improving Shape and Definition
As you age, your lips will lose their shape and definition.
Over time, your lips will start turning down. Combined with the loss of collagen in your upper lips, the result is the appearance of vertical lines.
This is especially clear to see when you wear lipstick… your lipstick can travel right up those lines, making your favorite color suddenly unwearable.
Once significant vertical lip lines have formed, rejuvenation with erbium laser resurfacing or Venus Versa RF micro fractional laser can be used to smooth the lines that have been etched into your skin.
3. Restoring Color
Look at a child, or even someone in their 20s. You can’t help but notice that rosy or even red lip color. Their lips have a flush that looks naturally healthy.
As your lips age, the pigmentation slowly fades away, leaving you with paler lips that almost fade into your skin tone.
And sure, you can use lipstick. But who wants to use lipstick all the time?
With a combination treatment, you can return that healthy flush to your lips…
???? PiQo4 Laser: creates a natural lip blush
???? PRP Injections: aid in new vascular formation, which in turn brings blood back into your lips. More blood = more color.
4. Increasing Hydration
Hydration is essential for maintaining beautifully soft lips.
An occlusive barrier ointment – like our CBD Lip Balm – is an effective way to keep your lips hydrated. The ointment forms a protective barrier over your lips, sealing in water and protecting against moisture loss. And it’s packed with all-natural ingredients: Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E, and Hemp CBD Isolate.
Use an occlusive ointment every day to keep lips soft and supple.
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5. Fighting Signs of Aging
The easiest way to fight signs of aging is avoiding them altogether. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
There are some things you can do to keep your lips looking young.
- No drinking through straws
- Apply UV protection
- Drink lots of water
- Try to avoid extreme weather
- No lip licking!
- Exfoliate your lips
- No smoking (we didn’t really have to remind you… did we?)
Are you ready to return to healthy, youthful lips? Book a consultation online or call us at 800-954-7590. Let’s get your lips looking just the way you want!