As we get older, the edge of the lips becomes less shapely. Collagen and elastin, which give lips their pouty shape, break down over time, and lines around the lips settle in. Once these lines become etched into the skin, there’s less definition.
To recreate a youthful, heart-shaped outline, Botox, used off-label, can be injected along the edges of the upper and lower lip line, temporarily relaxing the muscles that can cause wrinkling. The procedure requires no anesthesia and takes only 10 minutes.
To further enhance the contours of a thin, wrinkled lip line, your dermatogist or plastic surgeon may also suggest a hyaluronic acid filler like Restylane, Juvederm or Perlane for increased volume. The results are immediate and can last up to a year, depending on which product is used.
Fillers do not damage the existing tissue; they simply add volume by allowing the material injected to be interspersed among the fibers and cells already there. As fillers gradually disappear, lip volume returns to its previous condition.
Dr. Bishara is proud to offer a wide range of dermal fillers and other enhancing, minimally invasive procedures, in both our Mansfield and Southlake office locations. Please call our office to schedule an appointment at (817) 473-2120 or visit our website at www.MarkBisharaMD.com for more information.
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