Lip lines are the vertical lines that form around the mouth when you purse your lips together (such as when drinking from a straw). These lines often appear as people age because volume in the area decreases and the skin loses elasticity and collagen.
The good news is that there is something you can do about them – fillers! Injectable fillers are an effective, safe, and reasonably priced solution for lip lines.
Which Types of Fillers Work
Since the body loses a lot of collagen as it ages, one of the best ways to decrease or eliminate the appearance of lip lines is by replacing collagen in the area. This is done by injecting it into the lines around the lips.
The only problem with this type of filler is that it doesn’t last long. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports people often find collagen fillers last only about 3 months.
Volbella® – Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers
An alternative to collagen is hyaluronic acid. This type of filler is recommended because it replaces lost lip volume while tightening and smoothing the skin around the lips. Instead of injecting collagen into the area, this filler draws moisture into the area and provides structure using its exclusive Vycross Technology. This provides more natural-looking, longer results. Most people report they last about 12 months.
Volbella is often the lip injectable of choice at James Christian Cosmetics because it works very well. For an appointment to discuss this filler or others that may help you achieve your desired look, contact James Christian Sardelli, RPA-C here.
Fat for Lip Lines
Fat grafting is another option that can address loss of volume and skin elasticity in the lips. In this procedure, fat is removed from an area of the body, such as the stomach. The fat is purified and then injected into the area around the lips. The fat plumps the area and smooths out wrinkles. The issues that keep many people from seeking this type of filler include the price, lumping, and scarring.
Fillers for Lip Lines in Manhattan and Long Island
If you’d like to learn more about reducing the appearance of lip lines or other facial wrinkles, contact our Cosmetic Concierge line at 917-860-3113 (text or call 24/7).
Our aesthetic office locations are spread across Suffolk and Nassau Counties, including Manhattan, Commack, NYC, Farmingdale, Westhampton Beach, Rockville Centre, Babylon Village, and Islip.
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*Information in this article is not medical advice and may not be factually accurate. It is intended for entertainment purposes only. Consult with a physician before attempting any tips in this blog post and to get the most up to date factual data about any procedure or treatment.