One of the most common signs of aging, particularly among women and smokers, is the development of thinning lips that display vertical lines above and below them. The aging process leads to a loss of certain natural substances that promote and maintain skin and lip volume. This further leads to thin lips and a prematurely aged appearance for many. Fortunately, a non-surgical lip augmentation treatment is available for those with thinning lips that have lines around them. Dermal fillers offer an excellent treatment option when you want results without surgery.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable gels containing materials that promote an increase in lip volume to help them appear more youthful. If you desire luscious lips, this treatment may be right for you, particularly if you wish to avoid surgery or more aggressive approaches to lip augmentation.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular ingredients used in dermal fillers for lip augmentation. This is a naturally-occurring substance that your body produces in abundance when you are young. Getting older leads to a loss of production in hyaluronic acid and tends to result in thinner lips that display wrinkles around them.
Hyaluronic acid is important because it is a substance that has the unique ability to attract and bind water molecules. Each cell contains hyaluronic acid that acts as a sponge, soaking up moisture. The age-related loss of this important substance leads to thin lips and wrinkles. By injecting your lips with a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, we are promoting an increase in lip volume in a very safe and natural way.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Do keep in mind that lip augmentation with dermal fillers is not just for those who have lost volume in their lips due to the aging process. It can also help people who have always had naturally thin lips.
You can learn more about lip augmentation, including your candidacy for the treatment, during a consultation with our experts at Eminence Medical Aesthetics in Princeton, NJ. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!