Plumping Lips with Dermal Filler

Lips tend to get progressively thinner as the body ages. As the years go by, the corners of the mouth begin to droop; giving a downturned appearance and the little v-shaped area (Cupid’s bow) in the middle of the top lip starts to flatten out. Lips lose their fullness, and vertical lines can begin to appear around the borders.

Some people are just born with naturally thin lips, and desire to make them fuller. Dermal fillers are used to enhance lip contour and definition, to add or replace volume in the lips, leading to a more youthful appearance with a full, natural looking mouth.

Soft Dermal Fillers Ideal for Lips

A soft hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane® or Perlane® are most frequently uses for lip enhancement procedures.  Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance found in the body, which provides the skin with volume and hydration, providing a nice, natural lip enhancement.

Experience and Aesthetics

The correct amount and placement of filler in lips is important to avoid the ‘trout pout’ exaggerated look. An artistic eye is important when injecting the filler, as overfilling of the top lip causes it to project too far forward and look unnatural.

There is a proportionate ideal for the ratio of the upper lip to the lower lip that a skilled doctor will be aware of, and Dr. Fay will ensure that your lips look fuller but naturally so.

Filler for Volume

Correctly place filler will add a delicious volume to the lips, making them look fuller and more youthful, as well as balancing the lower face and enhancing the features.

It is also important not to overfill the middle of the lips too much in comparison with the outer edges of the mouth, as these outer edges are the areas that tend to collapse with age, so must be supported properly with appropriately placed filler.

Filler for Lip Definition

Some women experience a loss of lip definition with age as the lips and nasal philtrum (the ridge that runs between lips and nose) flattens out. Even a little filler injected in this area will make a subtle, yet definitive change.

The vermillion border around the mouth can also benefit from placement of dermal filler, which immediate helps with vertical lines and lipstick bleeding.