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Your lips are made up of muscles, fat, connective tissue, tons of nerve endings and specialized types of skin. They perform complex functions, from helping you eat to helping you speak.

But lips aren’t just about function; they are also about form. A beautiful smile or naturally full pout can help you feel more confident yourself and even look younger. Unfortunately, lips can lose volume over time, leading to boring, ordinary lips.

Why Lips Get Thin or Flat

Some people are born with thin or flat lips. You may have always had thin lips, or maybe lips that are uneven in size.

But in most cases, lips get thinner over time. As you age, you begin to lose collagen, a protein that helps skin look plump and voluminous. You even lose collagen and fat in your lips, which can leave them flatter and thinner. Activities that speed aging, such as smoking or sun exposure, can also make lips lose volume faster.

As you age, you also lose the ability to hold more water and moisture in your cells. This can lead to lost lip volume and the appearance of dry lips.

How to Get the Lips You Desire

Fortunately, you can get your youthful lips back. Dermal fillers are a safe, effective way to get full, plump lips. Instead of looking thin or flat, your lips can have the sort of volume you only see on actresses and in lip gloss advertisements. You can be proud of your pucker, and all it takes is one 30 minute appointment.

Before getting dermal fillers, you should talk to your physician or aesthetician about what results you want. You may even bring photos of lips that you like or an old photo of yourself when your lips were more full.

Your aesthetician can talk to you about what results are possible. They can use your photos to guide placement of dermal filler injections, which is the key to great results. Dermal fillers are injected into your lips with a very small needle. A tiny amount of filler is placed in several areas around your lips so that they look natural and symmetrical.

Your results from dermal fillers are instant. Though you may have a little swelling, you’ll immediately be able to see fuller lips. After your procedure, you should avoid vigorous exercise and sleeping on your face to allow your lips to heal quickly.

You should expect to enjoy your new, younger-looking lips for months, even over a year. The dermal fillers, which are made from hyaluronic acid, are harmlessly absorbed into your body over time. Hyaluronic acid provides natural volume and also helps hold moisture in your lips.

At The Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, we provide beautiful, natural looking lips with dermal fillers. We offer personalized placement to ensure you get the results you want and extraordinary lips. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your dermal filler consultation.
Beautiful women getting rejuvenated lips with dermal fillers