The full luscious lips of youth can thin out with age. The upper lip can thin out far more rapidly than the lower lip. Thus an integral part of facial rejuvenation is lip augmentation.
This is an area that responds well to hyaluronic acid fillers. They give a smooth result without visible lumping. It can be used for defining the lip line, increasing lip volume, and enhancing the cupid’s bow.
However, because it is a very mobile area, fillers don’t tend to last very long, so 6 months is probably the maximum. It is also an incredibly sensitive area, so we advocate the use of nerve blocks to numb the lips before injecting. Some degree of swelling is to be expected after the procedure. The use of ice packs can help to minimise swelling.