When it comes to fighting the signs of ageing, there are a whole range of treatments to choose from. Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are two of the most effective, and the most popular aesthetic procedures available. And each can help to tackle the signs of ageing, in different ways. Dermal fillers help to smooth skin and replace lost volume. But what about lip fillers? How do lip fillers help fight the signs of ageing? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. And we offer a range of high quality, effective, anti-ageing treatments, including lip fillers. As a result, we have produced this guide to lip fillers and reducing the signs of ageing.
What are lip fillers?
Lip fillers are injections of hyaluronic acid into the lips, adding volume to the injection areas. For several years, lip fillers had a bad reputation do to celebrities with a “duck lip” or “trout pout”. Thankfully, this practice has now stopped, and as with any dermal filler treatment, practitioners are aiming for a subtle, natural volume suited to the facial shape and scaffold of each individual. This means that there is equal attention paid to both lips, not just the upper lip, and that you can be sure that your lips will be perfectly suited to you. Lip fillers can also help you maintain a youthful appearance, and fight the signs of ageing too.
How do lip fillers help fight the signs of ageing?
So, how exactly do lip fillers fight the signs of ageing? Well, lip fillers can help in several ways, including:
- Adding volume to the lips – At a younger age our lips are fuller as they contain a large amount of collagen, as well as hyaluronic acid. But as part of the natural ageing process, our body loses collagen, and this can result in thinning lips. Additionally, as we age, the bone structure of our jaw changes, and teeth and gums lose size. This means that the lips are not as structurally supported. Lip fillers can replace the lost collagen with additional hyaluronic acid, which will add volume back to the lips, and help you look younger.
- Re-hydrating the lips – As we age, the natural production of hyaluronic acid slows right down. This leaves skin as well as lips, dehydrated. This dehydration can be an additional cause of thinning lips, but it can also change the appearance of your lips, making them appear more wrinkled or puckered. Replacing this lost hyaluronic acid will increase the volume, but it will also being much needed moisture and hydration back to your lips, altering their shape and structure and helping you look younger.
What about lines and wrinkles?
One of the biggest complaints in terms of ageing is the development of lines and wrinkles. Around the mouth these can be treated with small amounts of dermal filler, that will essentially fill the wrinkle space, and help smooth out your skin. This is a treatment that goes hand in hand with lip fillers, for a well rounded, effective result.
For more information or to book a consultation, get in touch with the professionals today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.