Lip lines can manifest at any age, regardless of whether one is a smoker or not. They are an inevitable outcome of our aging process, as we continually talk, smile, laugh and kiss throughout our lifetime. These repetitive facial movements (especially lip pursing) can exacerbate the formation of these lines, along with prolonged sun exposure and a decline in collagen levels.
While lip lines are indeed a testament to a life filled with expressions, many individuals seek solutions to diminish and smooth the lines surrounding their mouths. A consistent skincare regimen with sun protection can certainly help, but for those seeking more transformative results, our deep resurfacing laser treatment offers a remarkable solution.
Contour TRL stands as the pinnacle of laser resurfacing, penetrating deep into the skin to remove surface imperfections while simultaneously stimulating collagen production in the underlying layers. Expect nothing short of a dramatic reduction in wrinkles and lines, coupled with a noticeable tightening of the peri-oral (mouth) skin.
Targeting Volume Loss in Lips
Much like the skin surrounding the mouth, the lips themselves undergo a reduction in collagen and hyaluronic acid production as part of the aging process. This loss of volume is further compounded by the redistribution of facial fat pads, which alters the natural contours of the face, including the lips. Addressing volume loss necessitates a tailored and strategic approach.
We proudly offer injectable hyaluronic acid fillers that effectively restore volume and hydration, resulting in a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance for the lips. Our Board-Certified Dermatologists meticulously customize treatments to suit each patient’s unique facial anatomy, ensuring natural-looking and personalized results.
Our Derm’s Hot Tips for the Lips
While an array of factors contribute to lip lines and volume loss, incorporating these simple practices into your routine can help prevent their formation:
Stay Hydrated (without the straw): Keep your skin hydrated by drinking ample water, as dehydration can exacerbate fine lines and wrinkles. Opt for a lip hydrator like Irene Forte Pistachio Lip Balm (available at our brilliant Boutique) or any other nourishing product to seal in moisture and alleviate dryness.
USE SPF: Choose a lip balm with added SPF to provide dual hydration and protection when exposed to the sun. We recommend MD Solar Sciences Lip Balm with SPF.
Gentle Skincare: Use skincare products around your lips with caution (we’re looking at you retinol), opting for gentle cleansers and moisturizers tailored for sensitive skin to avoid irritation.
Exfoliate: Combat chapped lips by gently exfoliating with a wet washcloth.
Don’t Smoke: We know you wouldn’t dream of it 😉
If you’re interested in improving the skin or enhancing your lips, book a consultation with one of our Board Certified Dermatologists to discuss your personalized treatment options. 203.764.2230