Lines and wrinkles around the eyes are a common complaint with age, but many people fail to recognize other signs of aging in the face, such as around the lips and mouth.
Signs of Aging Lips and Mouth
Fat, collagen, and bone around the mouth are responsible for the structure and appearance of your mouth and lips. While lip shape, fullness, and definition are determined by a number of factors, including genetics, age can also affect the shape and appearance of your lips and mouth. Some of the signs of aging lips include:
- Deterioration of fat and collagen around the mouth, resulting in thinner skin and noticeable lines and wrinkles.
- Flattening of the Cupid’s bow in the upper lip.
- Appearance and/or deepening of vertical lines around the mouth.
- Bone loss resulting in decreased lip volume and lengthening around the mouth.
Learn more about the signs of aging lips and mouth in this video.
Getting Younger Looking Lips with Restylane® Silk
Restylane® Silk by Galderma is the only FDA-approved filler for lip enhancement and treatment of wrinkles and lines around the mouth in people over 21. Restylane® Silk is a smooth gel that is designed to restore natural youthful definition and symmetry to the lip and mouth area.
This treatment provides a way to address wrinkles and lines around the mouth without adding extra volume to the lips. In a clinical study involving 221 patients, 98 percent of patients treated with Restylane® Silk reported a visible improvement in the fullness of their lips 14 days after injection and 76 percent reported that they still had lip improvement at six months following injection.
Cosmetic Dermatologists in Dallas, Texas
Restylane® Silk must be administered by a physician or qualified healthcare professional. The gel is injected into a patient’s lip and/or mouth area in one or two treatment sessions. The process generally takes about an hour, and results last approximately six months after treatment. Patients who receive the Restylane® Silk treatment have reported few mild side effects, the most common of which include: swelling, tenderness, bruising, pain, and redness.
McGuiness Dermatology has offices throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Call 972-316-4555 or request an appointment online with an injection specialist.
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Call the DFW cosmetic dermatology specialists at McGuiness Dermatology today to make an appointment. Schedule your Restylane® Silk treatment.