Injectable Lip Fillers

thin lipsHave you paid attention to the health and appearance of your lips? Over time, your lips may lose their elasticity, firmness, and structure, resulting in the appearance of thin lips. Many women and men choose to undergo lip injections to combat this undesirable thinning of the lips. The professionals at Summit Skin & Vein Care of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, understand that the look of your lips might be a concern, and we can provide the safe, affordable lip injections you need to restore your thin lips to their previous fullness. You don’t have to worry about the look of your lips – A simple lip injections procedure at our office can bring back your full, healthy lips. Summit Skin and Vein Care offers the lip fillers Kansas City residents can love and trust.

Wondering why you have thin lips? It’s a completely natural process, caused by multiple factors:

Causes of Thin Lips

1. Aging can cause lips to become thin

Elastin and collagen are two proteins in our skin that help with resilience, elasticity, and smoothness. Collagen helps support the soft tissue all throughout your body. As we age, these proteins naturally break down. This causes our lips to lose firmness and structure, resulting in thin lips. You may also notice your lips losing color over time due to aging.

2. Genetics play a factor in lip thickness

Like other physical features which are inherited from your family, thin lips can also be hereditary. In this case, thin lips are in your genetic background, but they can still undergo more thinning due to aging.

3. Smoking makes lips and skin appear older

Along with aging and your genetics, smoking can have an impact on the skin around your lips and can also affect how the lips age, by adding years to your looks

4. Sun exposure breaks down collagen

Ultraviolet rays from the sun can also cause collagen to break down, resulting in thinner lips. Protecting yourself from overexposure to the sun can keep your skin healthier and softer for longer. Dermatologists recommend using a lip balm with sunscreen when participating in outdoor activities.

Benefits of Lip Injection

Lip augmentation procedures such as lip injections and lip fillers can be performed in a variety of ways. Typically, women and men electing to receive lip augmentations will choose to enhance their looks with either surgically inserted lip implants, or injectable lip fillers. Here are some of the benefits of selecting a lip injection over surgery:

1. Lip Injections are faster than surgery

Lip injections are usually performed on an outpatient basis, and take roughly an hour to complete. While lip implant surgery may be a more permanent solution, it requires anesthesia, and can take several hours to finish.

2. Lip injections generally require less downtime

Patients who opt for a more invasive lip augmentation can expect the recovery process to last a week or so. After a lip injection, however, patients can usually return to their normal activities almost immediately.

3. Lip injections usually cause less discomfort

Patients undergoing lip implant surgery will frequently experience discomfort and swelling while they heal. After lip filler injections, patients tend to experience less bruising or swelling,  and feel fewer side-effects.

Lip Injections in the Kansas City and Lee’s Summit areas

The professionals at Summit Skin & Vein Care provide Juvederm® XC lip injections to treat thin lips. Juvederm gel serves as a smooth dermal filler when injected into the lip. The result is a natural-looking, plumper lip. Lip injections are completed at our Lee’s Summit office and help eradicate the appearance of thin lips.

Add structure and volume to your thin lips today with lip injections at Summit Skin & Vein Care.

Our highly-trained team of professionals is excited to help you achieve the look you desire and the lips you love with lip injections — call (816) 533-4398 today to learn more about lip fillers in Kansas City.

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