Treating Thin Lips & Lip Lines at Dermatology Consultants
As we age, our lips tend to lose fullness and grow thin, as our own cells lose collagen and don’t make it as easily as they once did. Thankfully there are a number of therapies available at Dermatology Consultants to help plump lips to a natural-looking fullness. Some even encourage the cells in the lips to create their own collagen for longer-lasting results.
Also as we age, the skin around our mouth may develop fine wrinkles called lip lines. These can be erased by subtly filling out the skin around them, or by resurfacing the skin through a number of methods. Some of the treatments we use for thin lips and lip lines include:
Injectable dermal fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra are very effective at filling in lip lines to reduce their appearance. Fillers can also be used to plump thin lips. Some fillers stimulate collagen production for longer lasting results, but all fillers are a temporary solution that will require occasional re-treatment to maintain results. Learn more about fillers.
We offer a variety of laser treatments at Dermatology Consultants. Lasers like CO2RE resurface the skin by targeting both superficial and deeper layers of skin to create a smooth complexion and reduce wrinkles. Learn more about laser treatments.
Microneedling improves the texture of skin, including lessening wrinkles, by making “micro-injuries” (very tiny, controlled holes in the skin with small sterile needles) that force the skin’s cells to create new collagen to plump and refresh skin. Our skilled estheticians perform microneedling with great results. Learn more about microneedling.
Silkpeel is a unique three-in-one treatment that exfoliates, removes dead skin, debris and oil and infuses treated skin with nourishing serums all at once. Silkpeel resurfaces skin effectively, reducing the appearance of wrinkles like lip lines. Learn more about Silkpeel treatments.
SkinMedica’s HA5 Smooth and Plump Lip System is a two-step treatment that’s been clinically proven to plump lips while also providing deep hydration and smoothing. This system, which you apply at home, boosts collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that our lips lose as we age. The result is lessened lip lines, fuller lips and rosier lip color. Learn more about the Smooth and Plump Lip System.