Mitigate an Unwanted Sign of Aging
It’s difficult to emphasize just how important the lips are to the overall impression of the face and to the way that we are all perceived by one another. As the center of spoken language, the lips give off many subtle cues that tip off our brains as to the mood, intent, and nature of the speaker. In other words, your lips say a lot about you. The problem is that as you age, you might lose some control over what those lips are saying.
Wrinkled lips, in particular, can communicate some unwanted or undesirable messages: they can be an early indicator of aging, leading you to look older than you feel. Wrinkled lips can make you look less friendly, even tired and worn out. It’s no surprise, then, that among our Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area patients, wrinkled lips are among the most requested areas treated.
What Causes Wrinkled Lips?
In many cases, wrinkled lips is simply a result of genetics. Your lips may be predisposed to looking a certain way. Or, you may be predisposed to developing more wrinkles as time goes by.
As you get older, wrinkled lips can become worse. Every time you purse your lips or drink from a straw, your lips develop a slight bias towards that “wrinkled” look. In other words, the more you use your lips, the more wrinkles will develop. Unfortunately, using your lips is largely mandatory. You can avoid straws, sure, but any preventative measures you take will likely produce only a marginal effect. Additionally, as you age, you lose volume in your lips, further exacerbating the wrinkling that occurs through movement.
Smoking and sun damage can adversely affect the appearance of your lips. Quitting smoking and taking care to apply sunscreen will help keep your lips as smooth as possible. Good hydration and nutrition will also keep your lips healthy and pretty.
In some cases, a potent combination of genetics and wear and tear will make your lips wrinkle and age more quickly than the rest of your face. This can cause some patients to feel uncomfortable with his or her appearance.
Solutions for Wrinkled Lips in Los Angeles
In Los Angeles, our lips can age and wrinkle even faster, thanks to the constant assault of the sun and its accompanying UV radiation. However, at Westside Aesthetics we offer several solutions for wrinkled lips—solutions designed to give your lips a fuller, more youthful look. These solutions are all non-surgical in nature. At Westside Aesthetics, we believe that every patient deserves great results without the painful recovery that comes from surgery.
Among the wrinkled lips treatments available at Westside Aesthetics are the following:
A dermal filler composed of very fine particles of hyaluronic acid, Restylane Silk is perfect for lip smoothing because it produces a wrinkle free, natural-looking end result without increasing the volume of the lips. Restylane Silk only fills the most superficial layer of the lip skin. Results will last anywhere between 6 months and a year. Most patients who receive Restylane Silk injections are very pleased with the results and choose to continue maintenance injections in order to keep their desired look. This procedure can generally be accomplished in as few as fifteen minutes, and there is no recovery period.
Skin Care Options
Westside Aesthetics makes available several skin-care brands that can help rejuvenate the tissue of the lips. For example, in some cases, a vitamin-A cream is the best way to help your lips appear more youthful. If you’re interested in any of these skin care options, you should discuss your desired results with Dr. Rivkin or a qualified member of the staff to get more information.
It should also be emphasized that, while Restylane may indeed be a popular filler for lip injections, it is by no means the only option. There are, in fact, other injectables that may work better. Some patients want lip augmentation in addition to lip smoothing to correct the thinning and wrinkling of the lips that comes with age. In these cases, Juvederm for lip augmentation may be a better option.
Your Wrinkled Lips Treatment Begins at Westside Aesthetics
As a nationally recognized provider of non-surgical cosmetic treatments with patients from Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and beyond, Westside Aesthetics has become a destination for lip injection. This is because, while lip injection is a relatively low risk treatment option, it must still be performed with a high degree of precision and care. With an experienced and highly-trained staff, Westside Aesthetics knows how to make your lips shine without overdoing it.
Indeed, you may occasionally see Beverly Hills or Los Angeles residents walking around with overly-inflated lips—lips that look unnatural and, as a result, too exaggerated to be terribly attractive. This is likely a result of overfilling of the lips—too much of a good thing. Dr. Rivkin knows that, when it comes to smoothing out wrinkled lips, a little can go a long way. Our staff at Westside Aesthetics will ensure that we mitigate your wrinkles without making your lips too large.
That said, some of our patients do wish to add some extra volume to their lips. This is a procedure known as lip augmentation, and it can be performed at the same time as your wrinkled lip treatment.
To schedule your wrinkled lips treatment at our Los Angeles/Brentwood cosmetic surgery location, contact us today. We’ll schedule you for a confidential consultation and begin your lip transformation!