Thin lips occur for the same reason skin begins to sag: a natural decline in collagen. This essential protein, along with hyaluronic acid, is what keeps your lips plump and moist from the inside. In addition, the size of your teeth plays a contributing role to lip plumpness. Younger people typically have larger teeth that prop up their lips. If you’ve noticed a recent decline in the plumpness of your lips, injectable fillers may be a viable option. Dr. Travis Shaw is happy to provide injectable fillers for those struggling with the appearance of their lips.
Struggling With Thin Lips?
In addition to age, thin lips can also be caused by several lifestyle factors. For example, “Smokers’ lines” play a contributing role in diminishing lip fullness. These lines occur when lips are frequently puckered due to smoking or using a straw. Dehydration, lack of protein, and low vitamin C intake can also contribute to thinner lips. While having thin lips will not lead to serious health issues, many people prefer plumping their lips for aesthetic reasons.
Thin Lip Treatment Options
At Travis Shaw, MD, we are happy to provide our Juvéderm Ultra, Ultra Plus, and Volbella injectable fillers to help those struggling with thin lips. These injectable fillers are composed of natural hyaluronic acid (HA), a compound typically found in the body. Juvéderm is excellent at restoring lost volume and providing plumpness. Volbella gives a more subtle result and is good for defining lips and providing a glossy, hydrating effect.
What to Expect
This minimally invasive treatment can be administered in under 30 minutes and does not require any downtime. After your injection, you are free to go about your day. Following your Juvéderm treatment, you can expect to see an immediate improvement in your lip fullness. These results will likely last for an average of 18 months. After that time, minor injections can be used to maintain results.
Thin Lip Treatment in Richmond and Midlothian, Virginia
Though not dangerous, thin lips can certainly put a damper on one’s self-esteem. If you’re ready to improve the plumpness of your lips without looking overdone, call/text (804) 775-4559 or submit your information via the form below. We look forward to serving you!