As a person ages naturally, she or he produces less collagen and elastin, resulting in a reduction of the volume and plumpness of the lips. Gradually, with less collagen and elastin, wrinkles around the mouth become more prominent and can lead to an undesired appearance over time. Though this is a natural process, our patients often wonder how they can reverse the clock, specifically in the lower face, to look and feel like the best version of themselves. Products, fillers, and laser treatments are all available to enhance the appearance of lips and the region around the mouth. The team at Day Dermatology and Aesthetics understands it is important to take it slow, celebrating and enhancing your natural shape and definition rather than aiming for a look that is over-filled and overdone.
If you are looking to perfect your pout, Dr. Day can expertly assess the proportions of your face to give your lips a beautiful, natural lip augmentation.
Though there are a variety of injectable fillers on the market, our team of physicians at Day Dermatology & Aesthetics will selectively choose the best filler to precisely target your areas of concern. Common injectable fillers used for the lips and lower face include Juvederm and Restylane, fillers which are mainly composed of the naturally occurring substance, hyaluronic acid. Optimal lip enhancement results are often seen weeks after the treatment, when the filler has fully settled. To ensure you safely achieve the best lip augmentation results, injections should only be done by a trusted, Board Certified dermatologist.
To treat the lips, and equally as important, the surrounding skin, we offer a non-invasive, non-surgical laser treatment. Our Fotona LipLase is a revolutionary lip plumping treatment that can increase the size of the lips and subsequently tighten the skin surrounding the lips. Thermally induced laser energy heats the tissue, stimulating the production of collagen and lifting the lips to expose more volume. After laser lip plumping, patients may feel heat on the lips and around the mouth area, which will subside within an hour or so.