As we age, our lips do too. As a result of sun damage, oxidative stress, and environmental stressors, collagen production within the delicate skin of the lips begins to slow, and we start to notice a variety of aging concerns around the mouth including volume loss, fine lines and wrinkles, and even an obscured lip line.
Luckily, at Oakville Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of safe and effective options for these aging concerns. One of the most effective, and most popular is lip injections.
What are lip injections?
Lip injections are performed using dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM®. These fillers are gently and skillfully eased into the lips by our Nurse Injector to achieve your desired result.
What aging concerns can lip injections treat?
Our skilled Nurse Injector can work with you to improve a variety of aging concerns, including:
- volume loss
- obscured lip lines
- uneven lips
- fine lines and wrinkles
- vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines) around the lips
How do lip injections work to treat the aging lip?
When many of us think of lip injections, we picture women with obviously-injected “duck lips”, and this inaccurate impression keeps patients of all ages from considering the treatment. The truth is, lip injections are a quick, easy, and non-invasive solution for many lip-related aging concerns, and when performed by an experienced injector with an in-depth knowledge of physiology and training in the latest injection techniques, results can—and should—look and feel natural.
The dermal fillers we use are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that is naturally produced in the skin. Once injected into the lips, the substance works in tandem with the body’s own HA to restore lost volume. As a bonus, HA has also been proven to stimulate collagen production, so even after the filler has been metabolized by the body and dissolved over time, the skin’s dermis has thickened over this period, leaving it firmer and naturally fuller.
When you visit us for your treatment, you’ll first meet with our highly skilled and experienced Nurse Injector. After a thorough consultation and revision of your goals, she’ll develop a treatment plan that’s unique to you. The treatment itself involves the precise injection of the dermal filler into specific areas of your lips using a fine needle, but since our fillers are formulated with lidocaine, there is very little discomfort involved. The treatment is over in just a few minutes, and the results can last up to a year!
If you’re interested in lip injections at Oakville Plastic Surgery, contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation today.