The lips are a key aesthetic feature. When it comes to making a first impression, lip volume and symmetry can make all the difference. Asymmetrical/thin lips and lines and wrinkles around the lips may have a negative impact on the way people perceive you.
Why Are Lips Asymmetrical or Thin?
Supportive collagen and elastin protein fibers in the skin tissue give lips definition and volume. Many people are not genetically blessed with plump lips and do not naturally have as much collagen there.
Environmental factors can have an impact on the appearance of the lips. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can sap volume from the lips and create lines and wrinkles. Smoking causes lip volume loss and wrinkles. Various traumas and metabolic issues can also affect the look of the lips.
The aging process tends to have the most impact when it comes to asymmetrical and thin lips. The area loses volume because the tissues’ collagen and elastin protein production rate declines over time. The Cupid’s Bow region at the top of the lips flattens out, and the sides of the mouth droop.
Burnaby and Vancouver patients come to us for Love Your Lips™ mini-lip-augmentation treatment. After this quick and effective procedure, the vertical wrinkles above the lips will be significantly reduced, leaving behind smooth, youthful skin. The lips can be shaped to add definition, giving the patient a subtle and appealing pout. Thin lips can be volumized by our full lip augmentation treatment,which results in full and luscious lips.
Lip contouring and wrinkle reduction are achieved through the careful injection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the area. Topical anesthesia is applied to numb the area, and then various amounts of Juvederm® or Belotero ® are injected to achieve the look you desire.
Learn more about what Love Your Lips™ or our full lip treatment can do for your asymmetrical or thin lips – contact our office in the Burnaby and Vancouver area for a consultation with Dr. Perhez Jaffer at (604) 298-4481.