The lips are part of the balance of the lower facial third. According to experts in aesthetic medicine , over time the lips change losing their shape and volume, due to various internal and external factors.
Causes of loss of lip shape
Among the internal factors is the atrophy and loss of tonicity of the orbicularis of the lips, causing the lip to lose its convex and oblique form becoming more vertical. The cutaneous, mucosal and bone portions also undergo changes. External factors that accelerate lip aging are tobacco, sun exposure, etc.
Treatment to recover the volume of the lips
At present there are treatments that allow the recovery of smoothness, volume and lip shape according to the needs of each patient.
The treatment consists in injecting hyaluronic acid both in the peribucal region to improve the skin and peribuctal wrinkles, while also outlining and defining the filtrum and cupid bow.
For patients who want to increase, projecting the lip or simply recovering the lost volume is injected the lip mucosa always respecting the physical features of each patient so that the final result is natural.
There are no risks or side effects if the person performing the treatment is a trained professional with a thorough knowledge of the labial and perioral anatomy. The most common adverse effects are inflammation, redness, edema that disappears between 24 and 72 hours and the hematoma that lasts between 5 and 7 days.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia for patient comfort. After the treatment the patient can do normal life, it is advised not to take the sun while the inflammation lasts or in the event of any bruising.
The duration of treatment will depend on the patient and the type of hyaluronic acid injected but on average the duration is usually six months to a year.