What defines attractive lips?

Society would have us believe that a well-defined, full mouth is desirable. If this conjures up disturbing images of the infamous Beverly Hills look of unnatural, pouty, fish lips – you are not alone. What may look good on a particular actress that is well-known for this feature is usually not attractive for the average person.

We can help.

At Celibre Medical, we can help you achieve a more attractive mouth and lips using a combination of dermal fillers (Restylane / Juvederm) and Botox (Dysport) to fill and shape the lips and mouth.

How Does it work?

Fillers (hyaluronic acid) such as Restylane & Juvederm are used to add form and definition to the shape of the mouth by defining the borders of the lips. We can also shape the corners of the mouth if they are turned downward or have lost volume. Fillers are used to add fullness to the pink part of the lip (mucosa), and using a small amount of product allows us to smooth lip wrinkles by adding volume.

Generally, a natural look is exhibited by having the bottom lip slightly larger by proportion than the top. This provides a balanced appearance. As we age, the space between the base of the nose to the top lip becomes larger and flattened. The top lip tends to become thinner and contracts inward. Restylane and Juvederm Fillers and help increase volume and restore the lip area to a create a more youthful appearance.

Smoker’s Lines

Often, patients come to the practice concerned with the fine lines above and below the lips. These lines are commonly referred to as “smoker’s lines.” Although smoking does promote negative changes to the skin and prediposes you to early signs of aging, you don’t have to be a smoker to experience these lines. A common misconception is that this condition is related to using straws to drink with or puckering too much when sipping from water bottles or cups. Women will often change their drinking habits just to combat this problem! It should be understood that these lines are a result of contraction of the muscle that surrounds the mouth combined with loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. Adding volume like Restylane and/or Juvederm to the vermillion borders of the lips, the fine lines diminish and appear less noticeable. In addition, very few injectors realize that adding a small amount of Botox Cosmetic (Dysport) to this muscle will relax this area and smooth out the fine lines. The concept is to treat the underlying problem (the muscle) in addition to filling the lip lines around the mouth. The beauty of this combined technique is that it creates a very subtle, natural turning out of the upper lip when the muscle relaxes.

To learn more about Celibre Medical injections such as Botox, Restylane and Juvederm for lips, mouth and other areas, please visit our wrinkles page.

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