Your lips are an immensely expressive part of your face. They surround your smile, attract attention when you speak and emote, and are a main source of your communication. Unfortunately, our lips fall prey to the forces of time and their appearance changes, slowly but surely. Not only do lips lose volume, but lines also form above and below them. These vertical lines age your entire face, can cause your lip color to bleed, and make you feel less confident about your smile.
Your lips can remain youthful and lovely for years to come. If you’re experiencing frustration with the look of your lips, consider gentle lip enhancements.
Keeping Your Lips Luscious
While volume loss is somewhat unavoidable, there are steps you can take to prevent your lips from forming lines.
- Quit smoking – The pursed lips motion associated with smoking is a serious cause of lip lines. The skin damage that smoking causes is also an unwelcome side effect. Prevent your collagen from breaking down by kicking the nicotine habit.
- Moisturize – Sun, wind, and general weather dry out your lips. Use a hydrating lip balm to keep your lips soft and smooth. Gently exfoliating your lips is also helpful.
Jacksonville Beach Lip Enhancement
If your lips have already lost volume and formed lines, there are a variety of potential skin care treatments that could be right for you.
- Choose skin resurfacing – Fractional lasers, dermabrasion, and chemical peels can be a great aid in reducing lip lines. These treatments will remove dead skin cells and help rejuvenate new skin growth, refreshing your lips and the skin surrounding them.
- Dermal fillers – Several injections of delicate dermal fillers will plump your lips in subtle ways. The resulting enhancement will be beautiful, but your lips will still look like your own. Dr. Jill Lezaic and our Jacksonville Beach team are highly experienced and skilled with natural-looking lip enhancement. Your results will be gorgeous, and exactly what you’d hoped for.
Get in touch with our skin care specialists to learn more about what you can do to give your lips a boost.