What are thin lips?
Thin lips describe a common concern among women and men, even at an early age. Around the 30s, you might notice that your lips becoming thinner and deflated. The fact is, thin lips occur for the same reason that your skin begins to sag over time: lost collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA). Collagen and HA give our lips plumpness, moisture, and an overall look of youthfulness. Lip shape and size is also determined by genetics. If your lips are naturally small, there’s a good chance that your lips will begin to thin out in your late 20s.
What are the additional contributing factors?
Smaller, contributing factors for this concern include dehydration, drinking from straws, and aging teeth. Water is so vital for our bodies, so it’s imperative to stay hydrated. Sucking on straws can make our lips appear more wrinkled and smaller. And as we age, our teeth will wear down, and our mouths will start to sink inward. Thankfully, there are aesthetic treatments to correct this concern.
How are they treated?
At Dermatology & Skin Health, we provide dermal fillers to plump up thin lips. Using the Restylane and Juvéderm families of fillers, we can provide you with safe, natural results. Once injected into the lip area, we can massage the dermal filler formula for optimal balance. During your initial consultation, we can discuss your ideal lip size and create a treatment plan that will give you a perpetual look you want. To learn more about Restylane, click here. To learn more about Juvéderm Volbella XC, click here.
Schedule a consultation in Seacoast, NH or North Shore, MA
When you come to Dermatology & Skin Health for your initial consultation, we can discuss your aesthetic goals and create a custom treatment plan. Request your appointment on our site or give us a call at (603) 742-5556 (Dover & Newington) or (978) 525-0100 (Peabody).