Correcting aging lips with fillers

Written by Louisa Agate, LMA

As we get older we lose volume not only in our face but also in our lips leaving us with less than a stellar kissable pout. Over the age of 40, the distance between the bottom of the nose to the vermillion border becomes longer resulting in lips becoming increasingly thinner and flatter. Also, movement of muscles in the face when we talk, laugh, and smile, weaken collagen causing perioral lines and wrinkles.

One way to correct that by using a hyaluronic acid filler (HA). Lip fillers are a minimally invasive procedure that’s performed in the office by a doctor or a nurse practitioner with very little downtime. HA’s is a compound that is abundantly found in the body’s tissues and is safely used as a soft filler to help replenish the volume lost over time. The two major families of filler we use at Aristocrat Plastic Surgery are Juvederm and Restylane. They have different formulations to help suit your needs which are used to give volume, fill lines and give modest to moderate amounts of correction. You can discuss the options during your consultation with one of our specialists. HA’ is a great option because the procedure is simple and a great nonsurgical option. In addition, you can use a lip scrub simply made of brown sugar and jojoba oil to massage the lips and rinse off followed by a lip balm like Burt’s Bees to help exfoliate hydrate dry lips. I would also suggest using a retinol cream around the vermilion border to help improve fine lines and wrinkles.
young woman in a bathrobe applying mosturizing skin cream to her face