There’s a lot more to lip augmentation than you might think. Sure, dermal fillers are fabulous for plumping and accentuating the lips, but they do so much more! In honor of Valentine’s Day, our national kissing holiday, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of professional lip enhancement with FDA-approved dermal fillers at Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine.
Dermal fillers are carefully injected along the lip line (which is officially termed the vermillion border) to add more definition to the lips. The vermillion border becomes less pronounced with age as the skin loses collagen and elastin. Dermal fillers, packed with the moisture-magnet hyaluronic acid (HA), help to restore lost volume to the lip line for a younger-looking appearance. The other feature of the lips that benefits from more pronounced definition is the cupid’s bow, that little area in the middle of your upper lip that curves. Dermal fillers help to accentuate the cupid’s bow for a subtle and flattering enhancement that looks natural, never overdone.
Your lip filler session is unique to your needs, based on your one-of-a-kind contours and your goals (some people want more volume than others, for instance). However, every lip augmentation treatment has one common goal — restoring symmetry and balance to your facial features. Have you ever heard of the Golden Ratio called Phi, which is technically the number 1.618…)? Phi occurs in the universe, but this ratio is particularly important in the aesthetic world because it’s also reflected in your facial measurements! Phi is widely considered to be the ideal ratio of beauty. So, while the goal of lip enhancement is to enhance your lips, we also strive to help you achieve the most balanced and flattering enhancement with Phi, an overall look that’s precisely proportioned to your unique measurements.
With age, the lips lose volume, shape and definition, resulting in smaller lips and vertical lines along the upper lip (often called smoker’s lines). Lip augmentation helps to replenish volume with a smooth HA gel. It’s pretty amazing to see it working right before your eyes! As the dermal filler is carefully injected into targeted areas, all those tiny lip lines immediately disappear, revealing smoother, younger-looking skin around your mouth for up to a year (for many).
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