The aging process is extremely tough, especially when it comes to our skin and lips. As you grow older, your body produces less of certain substances that normally promote skin volume and thickness. Thin lips are one of the most noticeable signs of skin aging and also the most correctable.
A growing number of patients are demanding treatment solutions that do not rely on surgery that they see as too risky, expensive, or requiring too much downtime. Luckily, such a treatment option exists that is minimally-invasive and offers real results.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a type of dermal filler that we can use to immediately enhance the volume of your lips. It is made using naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid using proprietary HYLACROSS technology. This is a product that is injected into your skin to help smooth lines and wrinkles, as well as restore lost facial volume.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that was produced by your own body in abundance when you were young. As you grew older, the hyaluronic acid levels became depleted and led to thin lips and skin. Hyaluronic acid is found in its highest concentrations within your body in your eyes, joints, and skin tissue.
As you grow older and produce less hyaluronic acid, your lips will grow thinner and develop wrinkles on and around them. This is because hyaluronic acid possesses the special ability to attract and bind moisture, holding it within your lips. Its gradual deficiency leads to the reverse effect. Your skin and lips become thinner, drier, and develop lines and wrinkles.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for Juvederm® Treatment?
You may make a good candidate for Juvederm® if you have recently noticed that your lips are growing thinner and you wish to have them augmented. This non-surgical lip enhancement treatment has a low incidence of side effects. Any effects that do occur will fade within just hours to a day or two after the treatment.