Plump. Luscious. Sensual. Kissable. Few things are as attractive as a pair of full, soft lips. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to ask yourself: How do your lips measure up? If they’re falling short of what you’d like them to be, scheduling a lip injection treatment at Concord Medspa is a great way to plump your lips in just one office visit, with results that can last up to a year.
Why are my lips looking so thin?
Not everyone is born with a naturally bodacious pucker. In fact, even those celebrities known for their luscious lips almost always have some help, and some of them rely entirely on regular lip injections to maintain their recognizable look. That’s because even though your lips can appear full when you’re young, as we age, we naturally lose some of that plumpness as a natural part of the aging process.
A lot of lip fullness is due to high levels of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that both attracts and retains moisture. Hyaluronic acid is found in large amounts in our skin and our lips when we’re young. But when we start to get older, the levels of hyaluronic acid start to drop, and our lips (and our skin) start to “dry out” and lose natural plumpness. A decline in collagen levels, which also happens as we get older, can also contribute to thinning in the lip area. Collagen fibers are made of natural proteins that bind together to form networks. These networks help support our skin so it feels firmer and acts more resilient. As collagen levels decline, our lips and the skin that surrounds them starts to sag and lose that natural support, which contributes to thinning.
JUVÉDERM® injections for fuller, more luscious lips
Since thinning lips are caused by a loss of hyaluronic acid, if you want fuller lips, it makes sense to replace that lost hyaluronic acid so your lips can attract and retain more moisture. And that’s just what JUVÉDERM® does. JUVÉDERM® is a hyaluronic acid-based solution that helps replenish your natural levels of HA so the results you get are fuller, softer and entirely natural-looking. Injections also create tiny areas of controlled injury that help stimulate the production of collagen for added fullness and support.
During your JUVÉDERM® treatment session, the doctor will determine where to place the injection based on your lip shape and the “pattern” of thinning that’s occurring. Since the amount of fullness is dependent on the amount of solution that’s injected, you can control the results without worrying about an inflated, fake look so you can feel confident in your results right from the start.
Now, having injections into the sensitive lip area might sound painful, but most patients find the treatment is just a little uncomfortable or not uncomfortable at all. That’s because the JUVÉDERM® products used at Concord Medspa contain a small amount of lidocaine in addition to the hyaluronic acid. Lidocaine is a mild anesthetic that helps numb the area as it’s being injected so you won’t feel as much discomfort. Plus, we can apply a topical numbing cream to your lip area ahead of time or use an ice pack to provide additional protection from discomfort. Injections take just a few minutes, and you can see your beautiful results immediately afterward. That means you can come in for a JUVÉDERM® injection in the morning and be completely ready for that goodnight kiss.
At Concord Medspa, we also offer JUVÉDERM® injections for those tiny lines that form around the upper lip (sometimes called lipstick lines or smoker’s lines). Both types of injections can be performed in the same visit for a completely refreshed, rejuvenated lip area that not only looks more kissable, but more youthful too.
Get kissable lips in just one office visit
Getting fuller, more luscious lips takes just a few minutes, and it can have a big impact on your appearance and your overall confidence too. To schedule your JUVÉDERM® treatment session, book an appointment online today.