The lips are a part of the body that can greatly affect confidence. The current trend is for a very voluptuous, full pout so thinner lips with lines around the vermillion border can be less than ideal. If you have thinner lips and lip lines, there are treatments which can help to add volume and smooth the lips, creating a more youthful look.
Why do lip lines develop?
Lip lines develop due to a number of factors. They commonly occur due to ageing and lifestyle factors. Smoking is a leading cause of lip lines, caused by the frequent sucking motion.
Other factors that can contribute towards the development of lip lines include sun exposure, chronic dryness, and repetitive facial expressions.
Are thin lips a result of genetics or ageing?
Thin lips can be a result of both ageing and genetics. If your parents have thin lips, there is a good chance you will too. However, in many cases they are caused by the ageing process.
The muscles around the mouth begin to loosen over time.
The lips also start to lose their volume due to depletion in elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid levels. The soft tissue can start to break down, leading to much thinner lips, susceptible to lines.
ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: Dermal Fillers, Anti-Wrinkle Injections
TREATMENT OPTION: BULLHORN LIP LIFT
Our London clinic can offer you the ‘bullhorn lift’, also known as the subnasal lip lift, which is a surgical alternative to lip augmentation with dermal fillers. To achieve the same effect with dermal fillers often leads to over-filling the lips, whereas the bullhorn lift delivers more natural-looking, permanent results.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: DERMAL FILLERS
Dermal fillers are an exciting anti-ageing treatment which can help to restore our skin and facial contours to their former youthful appearance, or enhance/ plump particular areas to be more aesthetically pleasing.
This treatment is used in the cheeks, chin and the mid-face area, but is often used to treat the lips, adding volume and shape.FIND OUT MORE
TREATMENT OPTION: ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS
Our wrinkle smoothing treatment is used to temporarily improve early signs of ageing, as well as more mature skin, to achieve a smoother more youthful appearance and reduce the presence of crow’s feet (around the eyes) and frown lines (between the eyebrows).FIND OUT MORE