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When your lips have disappeared

Unfortunately, as you age, the upper lip gets thinner and even flattens. Some call this ageing phenomenon “disappearing upper lip”. We seek out expert advice from some of the country’s best aesthetic doctors...
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Our lips thin with age and show less fullness front on and in profile. This process is called soft tissue atrophy and commonly affects the lips and corner of the mouth. Most over the age of 40 can probably see the start of this. Skin Renewal offers specialised in-house treatments which fill out some of the fine wrinkles and lines that are mainly located at the junction of the skin and the lip, restoring the Cupid’s bow and raising up the mouth corners.

The vermilion border should also be treated as this prevents the lip from excessive pursing. Their top three treatments include:

1. Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are a quick, safe and effective way of plumping and erasing deep lines and volume loss in the skin. Dermal filler is made of a substance called hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the skin but decreases with age, resulting in volume loss, which ultimately causes deep lines and furrows. The hyaluronic acid will not only give an immediate plump, but it will also encourage collagen production to give long-lasting results.

2. Carboxytherapy for lips

This treatment involves the injection of medical grade CO2 gas into the lip tissue to stimulate collagen production, resulting in the lip appearing fuller and more plump.

3. Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is the introduction of active ingredients into the deeper layer of the skin. By injecting collagen-induction serums, the Skin Renewal doctors are able to stimulate the cells, known as fibroblasts, that are responsible for producing new healthy collagen and elastin.

For a natural appearing lip, the body of the lip should be plumped too, for a fuller yet more natural shape. Lips should not be over-filled and with proper techniques, they can be made fuller yet still look natural. Natural lip rejuvenation requires the expertise and experience of the doctor as the result depends very much on the doctor’s technique.

Find out more about the treatments at the Renewal Institute here.

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