The holiday season is filled to the brim with occasions you want to look your best for, in-person, AND in pictures. From office parties to family get-togethers to New Year's Eve celebrations - it's no wonder that the demand for skin treatments, Botox, and dermal fillers quickly rises this time of year. If you've been considering enhancing your lips with dermal filler, there may be additional options you haven't even considered yet. Let's take a look at three ways to pucker up and get your lips mistletoe ready for this holiday season!
#1 Have a Holiday Fling with the Botox Lip Flip
Do you want the look of fuller lips, but just don't feel ready for a dermal filler lip enhancement with Juvéderm, Restylane, or VERSA? If so, you may be a great candidate for a little Botox lip flip! This simple technique uses a small amount of Botox to slightly upturn your upper lip to expose more of its surface area. The result is a temporary lifting that gives the appearance of fuller, more balanced lips. The Lip Flip is a great way to "test drive" the look you may want to achieve down the road with fillers.
Are you already a devotee of lip fillers and want to give your next treatment a little oomph? Adding the Botox Lip Flip to your dermal filler lip enhancement may be the ticket. Not only does this technique accentuate the gorgeous fullness you're getting from your filler, but it can also make results last longer in some patients!
#2 Boost Your Border & Redefine Your Lip Line
As we age and our skin's collagen production begins to slow, our lips lose definition, volume, and lift. The pigment of our lips may also start to fade, giving the illusion that the skin under our nose melts into our upper lip. Many people even feel as though their upper lip almost "falls" and, in turn, looks thinner than it used to. This drop can be caused by progressive loss of cartilage under the nose and natural aging of the skin above our lips.
Although you may think that injecting the body of lips with filler is the only method that will restore lost support and volume, you may want to consider filling the border of your lips first! Injecting dermal filler into what's called the vermillion border of the lips can instantly snap back support and lift to your upper lip. It can also make the lower lip look fuller and correct any asymmetries. What's more, your injector may even place a small amount of filler in your philtrum, or the little v shape above your upper lip and below your nose. This technique can add additional lift and definition and highlight the beauty of a cupid bow in the lips of some patients!
#3 The Pout Perfecting Power of 3
Do you love the look of full, pouty, and defined lips? If so, combing the two techniques mentioned above and a full dermal filler lip enhancement to pump up the volume in the body of your lips may be your ideal treatment! This approach can result in a gorgeous transformation that accentuates your lip's natural shape while amplifying sultry volume and fullness.
Experienced and skilled injectors pay special attention to balancing your facial features when performing lip enhancements with dermal filler. Everyone's lips are different. You may require more filler in the border of your lips and even the corners of your mouth to achieve the aesthetic you're going for. Someone else may require the majority of their filler in the body of their lips and just a little in their philtrum for definition. It's all unique to YOU. That's why it's so important to schedule your lip enhancement with a provider who is not only licensed to perform this treatment but is also experienced with the artistry necessary for advanced lip enhancement.
Katie McClellan is a Certified Physician Assistant who has been specializing in cosmetic injectables for nearly ten years. Her patients have voted her one of the BEST LIP INJECTORS in the country in a recent RealSelf poll! Schedule a consultation with Katie to get your lips mistletoe ready for the holidays by calling (952)500-0350 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.