Fuller and shapely lips are a mark of beauty. Lip thickness is primarily a genetic trait. Some women are born with plump lips while others need help. Women born with thin lips may need therapeutic assistance to enhance their size and attractiveness. Moreover, the aging process reduces lip shine and firmness as collagen and elastin levels decline; causing lips to look thinner, rougher, and develop wrinkles in the surrounding area. Furthermore, environmental factors such as sun damage and harsh climates destroy the lip structure by breaking down collagen and resulting in wrinkled and chapped lips.
How do we treat thin lips?
If you have thin lips but are nervous about trying injectables like Juvéderm, laser treatment may be right for you. Thin, aged, and saggy lips benefit greatly from laser treatments, which boost collagen to give a natural, fuller appearance and shine to the lips. In addition, laser treatments for your lips will help with defining your upper lip border, which tends to get fuzzy as we age, as well as treating fine lines around your mouth.
What is a lip plumping treatment like?
The procedure is relatively quick and painless. Pulses of laser are applied to your lip area. You will mainly feel a warm sensation, although some patients feel a slight pinching – similar to the snap of a rubber band.
How many treatments do I need?
Some patients see improvement after the first treatment, but it typically takes a few treatments to see a difference. It is best to have treatments four to six weeks apart as needed to get the results you are looking for. We recommend periodic touch-up treatments for best results.