Everybody has a unique look and just as we all come in different shapes and sizes, so too do the lips. Possessing thinner lips can be a natural feature that is inherited through the genes, however, as we get older thin lips and lip lines can develop. When ageing is responsible for a decrease in the size of the lips, it is because collagen levels start to decline and supporting muscles start to tire. As well as impacting on the lips’ youthful plumpness, this can also lead to the formation of lines around the mouth.
Lip lines can also be referred to as ‘smoker’s lines’ and ‘lipstick lines’. These wrinkles appear as small vertical lines that affect the upper or lower lip. Although the changing structure of the skin plays a big part in the development of wrinkles, it is also the case that facial movement has its own contributing role. Verbal communication, showing emotions, eating, drinking, and facial expressions are the many ways in which the face (especially the mouth) causes the skin and muscles to stretch and contract. Sun exposure and other lifestyle choices - such as smoking, alcohol consumption and poor diet - can help to speed up the rate at which collagen declines and ageing can take effect. Lip lines are often associated with people who smoke (hence the term ‘smokers lines’) as the action of inhaling on a cigarette causes the mouth to pucker and lines to form - becoming permanent over time.
Whether genetics have created smaller lips, or the ageing process has caused the lips to change their look, Light Touch Clinic has the solution. By applying lip fillers to this delicate feature a firmer, fuller, more youthful appearance can be created. Juvederm and Aliaxin fillers used at Light Touch Clinic and are specially formulated to be kinder and more gentle on this facial feature. Your expert aesthetician can put together a bespoke treatment plan, just for you, that will best suit your needs and produce the desirable look you are seeking.