Lips are one of our most prominent facial features that can either truly enhance our overall appearance or worsen it. In this article, we will discuss 5 of the most common lip problems related to ageing and other external factors as well as lifestyle choices along with solutions and general advice.
Lack of volume
One of the most common aesthetic complaints is thin lips, and this is a common concern in people of all ages and genders all over the world. Hyaluronic Acid based Dermal fillers are the best and most sought after and effective temporary solutions for individuals with thin lips. Lip augmentation is a 30-minute non-invasive procedure giving you natural results. Your lips appear to be much more youthful, plumper and appealing.
At Aestha clinic our highly skilled and qualified doctors only work with the best products available on the global market. The emphasis is placed on providing You with a treatment that feels right to the specific needs of each individual. The results are designed to have a natural and healthy appearance, and bring the fullness back to thin lips.
Results last between 6 months to a year depending on the product’s density as well as Your age, body’s response and lifestyle.
Fine lines and dryness
Lip wrinkles, are the little vertical lines that form on the lips of adults. These lines are notoriously difficult to conceal. Above the lip, vertical lines stretch upward from the lip toward the nose. These wrinkles are typically deeper and more pronounced than the ones on your actual lips. One of the major causes of lip lines is sun exposure. The skin on your lips is very delicate and often goes unprotected. Lip wrinkles may also be contributed to pursing of the lips associated with drinking through a straw or repetitive facial expressions.
Getting rid of your lip lines, rather than trying to cover them up, can easily take 10 years off your face.
At Aestha Clinic we provide a number of solutions to this common problem ranging from mesotherapy and derma pen infusions to laser resurfacing and muscle relaxant injections (or a combination of treatments) depending on the severity and depth of the lines.
The lips are particularly prone to dryness due to their constant exposure to the elements as well as lifestyle choices such as nutrition, alcohol and caffeine consumption (causing dehydration). To combat those chapped lips that are not just aesthetically unpleasing but can also be rather painful and uncomfortable we advise You to use lip scrub regularly, followed by a deeply hydrating lip balm, SPF for lips and of course drink plenty of water.
Like the rest of our skin, aging affects the volume found in our lips, leaving our once-plump pout looking thinner, drier and discoloured over time.
Loss of lip volume occurs over time, which results in thinner lips with poor edge definition and a down turning of the lip corners. However, there are also additional factors—excessive sun exposure, genetics and smoking—that can greatly accelerate the process and create less-than-full lips, lip lines and lack of definition even faster.
These changes are usually due to decreased elasticity of the skin, sun damage, the formation of wrinkles around the lips (such as the so called ‘’smokers lines’’) and changes to the facial structure (such as teeth alignment or a loss of muscle and bone). As we age, the loss of lip volume and the changes in our mouth’s shape and structure can create an unintentional gloomy or stern look.
However, there are also additional factors such as excessive sun exposure, genetics and smoking that can significantly accelerate the ageing process and create less-than-full lips, lip lines and lack of definition even faster.
All the above was once inevitable and untreatable but in our day and age is addressed with a completely natural treatment- Plasmotherapy (such as PRF- Platelet Rich Fibrin- for more information click here)
This convenient, well-tolerated procedure, performed our highly qualified medical experts can restore, enhance, and replenish the natural character of lips. This is important, as healthy looking lips provide a more youthful appearance and enhance our aesthetic appeal.
Lack of Definition
Although lip fillers have become the go-to procedure for lip enhancement there’s an alternative treatment gaining popularity in the aesthetic medicine field called the lip thread lift which gives completely natural results as it uses the body’s natural response in the production of collagen.
It’s a nonsurgical procedure that uses small, dissolvable threads to help boost collagen in the lips and smooth out fine lines around the mouth. The goal isn’t to add volume but to add definition and stimulate the natural production of collagen resulting in a more youthful look and healthier colour of the lips and surrounding areas.
The threads are inserted beneath the skin and gently pulled in an upward motion to tighten the delicate skin around the lips, soften smile lines (nasolabial or marionette lines) and wrinkles around the mouth to help activate natural collagen build in those areas for an instant, yet long-term result.
Fillers help to hydrate and plump, while threads help to upturn, define and build collagen naturally. The two are complementary procedures rather than mutually excluding.
At Aestha Clinic we use Gold PDO threads which give incredible long-lasting results with minimal downtime. Results last more than a year but we recommend repeated visits every 4-6 months where small amounts are inserted to improve fine lines and define lip borders. This makes for a consistent, natural-looking result, something like lip maintenance.
Faded Colour/Lip Discoloration
With age and due to lifestyle choices and external factors our lips start losing their natural pink complexion and prominent definition.
Lip blushing is a form of less invasive and subtle semi-permanent makeup. Essentially, it is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the beauty of the natural lip colour, improving the shape of the lips, giving definition and the illusion of fullness. This treatment delivers very natural results, once healed and Your lips are well defined and look refreshed with a natural colour pigment resulting in an overall more youthful and fresh look. Unlike traditional permanent cosmetic tattoos, lip blushing is an evolved treatment that provides natural looking, long-lasting results.
Results can last several years depending on Your desire but are dependent on lifestyle and upkeep.
At Aestha Clinic we carefully select only the best products as well as use advanced machinery to produce outstanding long-lasting results.