In your 20s and 30s, you likely had fuller lips, well-defined features, and a more established pout. Over time, however, you may have noticed that your lips have flattened out, that your features aren’t as defined, that your pout has diminished, and that your lips seem to disappear when you smile. The corners of your mouth may also have turned downward, giving you a constantly sad expression. Pleasanton patients who see these differences as they age into their 50s and 60s often begin exploring treatment with lip injections.
Why Are These Changes Happening Now?
To understand why your lips are becoming thinner, it helps to know the biological building blocks that contribute a full, youthful appearance. Your skin is made up of water, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. As you age, you lose some of this collagen and hyaluronic acid; part of the reason for treatment with lip injections is to restore some of what has gone away.
Here are some of the most prominent changes that Pleasanton patients may notice over time:
- Loss of definition in the philtrum columns. These are the two ridges on either side of the groove below your nose. As support for the philtrum columns fades, the upper lip tends to flatten and lose its curvature.
- Less volume in the marionette areas just below the corners of your mouth. This can give your mouth a downward slope that flattens the lips.
- Lost structure in the lip itself, such as in the tubercle. This is the projecting point in the center of your upper lip, which would otherwise give you a plump and youthful pout.
Are Lip Injections the Right Approach for Aging Lips?
Lip injections can address each of the aesthetic concerns described above. Just as importantly, treatment can restore fullness and definition in a natural-looking way.
Pleasanton patients in their 50s and 60s tend to come to Dr. Manios with a similar mindset. They want subtle improvement that gives them attractively full lips. Typically, his patients aren’t interested in having the same lips that they had when they were twenty years old, and they don’t want the overly full appearance that has come into style for the new generation of young women.
Instead, his patients want lips that complement their other features: naturally noticeable, visible when they smile, and a pleasant expression at rest instead of constantly sad. Lip injections can return definition to the philtrum columns and the vermillion border (the line separating the lips from the outer area of skin). They can also restore some of the lips’ curvature and pout.
Dr. Manios uses a meticulous approach to lip injections to give his Pleasanton patients this type of result. He is an expert in injectable treatments and focuses exclusively in their use through his practice. As a result, you can expect high-quality aesthetic care as well as attractive and graceful results.
Lip injections offer subtle enhancement tailored to your unique needs. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Manios online or by phone in Pleasanton at (925) 989-6560.