A flaky, chapped kisser is not ideal on Valentine’s Day, or any day of the year! We can blame this dryness on cold winter air and indoor heat sucking the moisture out of our skin. But a lack of hydration may not be your only issue. As you age, your lips appear thinner. Because your body is producing less collagen and elastin, your lips lose volume and appear less full and plump.
But here’s the good news: All these concerns can be addressed by discovering lip rejuvenation at The Clinic for Dermatology & Wellness! Here’s a closer look at the best treatment and product options for restoring your lips to their former glory:
Hydrate your pucker with HydraFacial MD® & Lip Perk™
You may be familiar with the cleansing, exfoliating and rehydrating benefits of HydraFacial MD. This patented skin resurfacing treatment can smooth and replenish your complexion without any downtime by infusing your skin with targeted serums. It’s no secret HydraFacial MD leaves you with a brighter, smoother, more evenly toned complexion. But did you know an added benefit of HydraFacial MD is when the suction power of the device is decreased, it is gentle enough to naturally soften and plump your lips?
Plus, we offer a special applicator/add-on treatment, Lip Perk, which works with our HydraFacial MD machine to plump and hydrate your lips in ten minutes or less. We use the Perk Lip Revitalizing Serum, containing aloe leaf extract, peony extract and vitamins A, C and E, to restore suppleness, volume and hydration to lips, leaving them lightly plumped and moisturized. If your pout is feeling parched, this is a treatment you’ll want to take advantage of!
Plump your pout with dermal fillers
One of the most popular ways to add volume to lips is with FDA-approved dermal fillers. Injectable fillers use hyaluronic acid (HA) gel to soften and smooth crease and lines, fill in deep wrinkles and folds and add volume to areas where it has diminished — including your lips! Our highly trained and experienced injectors administer an array of dermal fillers, all of which serve different purposes. Our fillers formulated for lip injection include Restylane® Kysse, Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella™.
Restylane Kysse is the first lip filler designed with XpresHAn Technology™ for flexible movement and natural-looking volume proven to last for up to one year. If you’re looking to enhance the texture and color of your lips while maintaining a full range of expressions, Kysse may be the ideal filler for you.
Juvéderm Ultra XC is an excellent choice if you want to add significant volume and definition to your lips. It uses a thicker HA gel for lip augmentation and correction of lines around the mouth, providing up to 12 months of benefits. Volbella, on the other hand, has the thinnest and most spreadable HA gel. As a result, we often recommend it for subtle, natural-looking lip enhancement and smoothing vertical lip lines. With optimal treatment, the benefits of Volbella can also last up to one year.
Smooth your lips with SkinCeuticals®
We proudly offer advanced skin care products by SkinCeuticals! A product we’d love to share with you is SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair. This restorative treatment helps improve environmental damage, while smoothing and refining the surface of your lips. If you have damaged or aging lips, you’ll want to reap these benefits:
- Helps attract and retain water to rejuvenate, reshape and replenish lip tissue
- Relieves lip dryness from drying prescription therapies
- Alleviates dryness and tightness
Made of two powerful antioxidants, vitamin E and silymarin, Antioxidant Lip Repair neutralizes free radicals and soothes and heals dry, irritated lips. It also contains glycerin, HA, hydroxyethyl urea and special botanical emollients which help rejuvenate, hydrate and smooth the appearance of deep lines for full, healthy, youthful lips!