If you have noticed changes in your lips as you age, this is not your imagination. Since lips have an especially thin outer layer that gets even thinner over time, lips are particularly vulnerable to showing signs of aging. Additionally, the structures that give our lips their full and plump shape and smooth texture begin to wear down during the aging process. The result is that our lips lose their fullness and definition. Many people also notice that the corners of their mouth begin to droop downward in a permanent frown, and the upper lip will lose its distinctive v-shaped area (called Cupid’s Bow). Vertical lines can also appear in the mouth area, even in patients who are non-smokers.
The way that your lips age is largely due to lifestyle choices and genetics. While you can influence half of this equation by wearing SPF lip protector, eating a balanced diet, and not smoking, there is not a lot any of us can do about the genetic aspect. Fortunately, our lip augmentation procedure can be used at any phase of the aging process to rejuvenate and replenish the lips and surrounding area.