The lips are an essential means of communication.
They play an important role in the various expressions of our face and they reflect our moods.
Harmonious and well drawn lips, a nice smile, play an important role in seduction.
Among young people, the lips can occur naturally too thin, not enough pulped, disharmonious... For some, when they smile, the upper lip discovers gums: the gummy smile.
With age, the lips will gradually change:
On the white lip, wrinkles appear around the mouth, "pleated sun." Early fine and few, they multiply and widen with time.
The central area of the lip beneath the nose: the philtrum forms a vertical well marked edges that fade with age.
Preexisting female hair or appearing after menopause adds an unsightly factor.
The design of the edge of the lips tends to fade, especially the shape of a "W" in the middle of the upper lip, called the Cupid's bow.
The red lip thins, loses its fleshy look and crumples. It gives the impression to dry.
The corners (the corner of the mouth) are widening and collapse leading to a sad mouth: it is the "marionette sign".
Overall, the lips become less and less pulped .
Tobacco, sun, are factors accelerating the aging lips.
It is possible at this time to subtly reshape the lips while keeping a natural feel and fade the signs of aging.
There are many methods to restore lips, practiced alone or in combination depending on the problems encountered.
The method includes injections of hyaluronic acid in places property defined in both the white and vermilion lip.
The technique of micro cannulas ("magic needles") is more recent.
It limits the points of injection and the occurrence of hematomas.
The lips are very sensitive, local anesthesia is systematic: anesthetic ointment to apply 1/2 hour before the meeting, if necessary supplemented by the injection of a local anesthetic (such dental anesthesia).
Reshape the edge of the lips:
Injections of hyaluronic acid is practiced precisely along the edge of the lips following their contours, the white-red lip and lip junction. The edge of the lip is thus redesigned and slightly raised. The same procedure is to repeat the Cupid's bow and reshape the edges of the philtrum.
Several methods can be proposed:
- Injections of hyaluronic acid in both wrinkles themselves, but also the thickness of the lip to restore the volume (slight swelling obtained smoothes wrinkles on the surface),
Peeling-strength which varies depending on the size of wrinkles: with glycolic acid for light lines;
- Fraxel Laser Sessions: 4 sessions are required for one month apart. As for the peels, laser power will be adapted to the degree of severity of wrinkles.
Fill the lower lip:
We proceed by injections of hyaluronic acid in the regions of the lower lip located along and below the corners of the mouth.
Lifting drooping commissures:
They are related to the predominant muscle contraction of the lower lip on the upper lip: and the corner of the lips tends to be pulled down. The technique involves injecting botox in the muscle of the lower lip in the area near the commissures. Muscle tension decreasing the corners will rise. The duration of action is approximately 6 months. We can combine this technique with hyaluronic acid injections if necessary.
The gummy smile:
It has botox injection in the upper lip in the area under the nostrils. The effect appears after a few days and maintained for about 6 months. If necessary, injections of hyaluronic acid can complete this action to reshape the lip.
In women, hirsutism from around the mouth and chin is unsightly. The Laser hair removal is an excellent indication provided to allow at least six sessions one month apart. However, the laser does not work on blond hair, only black or brown hair can be treated.
The groove of the chin too strong:
This is a good indication of hyaluronic acid injections to fill it.
... And teeth:
A beautiful smile is not only more harmonious lips, but also a beautiful teeth.