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How Does Lip Augmentation Help Fill in the Depressions in my Face Caused by Wrinkles?

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Lip augmentation fills lips as well as improves wrinkles around the mouth

Lip augmentation involves filling in the lips themselves. When the lips are “deflated,” the skin tissue around the lips is also “deflated” and therefore causes the wrinkles to form.  When the lips are filled, (both the white and red meat of the lip) the tissue around the lips is also “pulled.” It’s like filling a balloon. By filling in the lips, the tissue around it also pulls and fills.  So to achieve the most natural result, you can also fill in the lines around the mouth known as the vermillion border to help reduce the appearance of the wrinkles.  Younger patients will usually need one syringe of Restylane or a hyaluronic acid filler and mature patients will need up to three syringes.


Palm Springs Dermatologic Surgeon
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Wrinkles in face can be improved by lip augmentation and volumizing around the mouth

It really depends where your wrinkles are located. If they are around your lips then most likey lip augmentation can improve wrinkles around there.  Other forms of augmentation can improve the area around the lips and mouth including face lifts, and volumizing procedures with fillers and other procedures like the YoungVolumizer. 

Philip Young, MD
Bellevue Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Benefits of lip augmentation

Juvederm or Restylane are the best options for correcting an aging lip. They are used to replace lost volume, define the vermilion borders and create a more youthful curl, elevate and lift the corners of the mouth, and correct vertical wrinkle lines. They can restore the natural contour of the upper and lower lip and enhance the Cupid’s bow area. Lifting the corners of the mouth gives a hint of a smile and reduces the “sad or angry look” when they are down turned. Please remember, your results depend upon the skill and experience of your physician injector. 

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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How does lip augmentation fill wrinkles?

The precise manner that lip augmentation fills depressions caused by wrinkles depends on size and location of the wrinkles.  If they are at the border of your vermilion, augmentation will Permalip will enlarge the lips and slightly efface fine creases.  If they are deeper creases, direct injection into those (anesthetized) creases will fill them, flatten them, and soften their appearance.

Steve Laverson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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