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Many don’t realize that the shape and size of a woman’s mouth and lips may dramatically change her appearance (in a positive or negative way). For instance, augmenting the volume too much with fillers (hyaluronic acid: Juvederm, Restylane) may give a very unnatural look and draw too much attention to this area of the face. On the other hand, as we age, the area between the base of the nose and the top of the lip becomes flatter and longer as the muscle around the mouth contracts inward and downward. This is what causes fine lines (smoker’s lines) and thinner lips.

los angeles restylane for lips before photolos angeles restylane for lips after photoBy using a small amount of Botox Cosmetic to the muscle that encircles the mouth, it is possible to soften any lines and create a natural, subtle eversion (upward or downward rolling) of the upper lip. This technique is not creating an unnatural look but rather providing an appearance of how this area used to be before the aging process became visible. Using hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane helps to restore volume and shape to the lips and mouth. This can be done to the vermillion border which is the outline of the mouth and also enhances the corners of the mouth that tend to dimple in or pull down with age. These fillers also help to restore volume to the body of the mouth or the in pink part of the lips also known as the mucosa.

Using all or a combination of the above mentioned techniques is an excellent way to enhance the lips and mouth with Botox, Juvederm and Restylane. At Celibre, we believe that a natural, subtle technique is an appealing, aesthetic look. Always make certain that your injector/practitioner understands your goals and individualizes your treatments.

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