One of the worst aspects of the aging process is the gradual development of lips that grow thinner and develop wrinkles and lines. Often called “marionette lines”, your lips can form lines running straight down from the corners of your mouth, leaving you with an unhappy expression. Marionette lines tend to develop when your lips lose volume and creases start forming under your mouth. Since many women rely on full lips for attractiveness, having thinning lips that develop marionette lines is an unwelcome development to say the least. Some women choose to have this situation corrected using ingredients or products that lead to unnatural results. Juvederm® offers a lip enhancement procedure that provides very natural-appearing results that do not lead to overly plump or strange-looking lips.
What is Juvederm®?
Juvederm® is a type of injectable filler consisting of a substance called hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar that can help restore volume to your lips and remove marionette lines. Since the hyaluronic acid found in Juvederm® mimics that produced by your own body, the treatment has a very low incidence of side effects caused by an allergic response. Your body simply accepts the injected hyaluronic acid as its own.
A Note About Hyaluronic Acid
Your skin and lips contain a naturally-occurring substance called hyaluronic acid in abundance when you are young. As you grow older, or lose an extreme amount of weight, this hyaluronic acid can become depleted. This deficiency results in thinner skin and lips that tend to develop lines and wrinkles.
How Does Juvederm® Work?
Juvederm® works by replacing the hyaluronic acid that was once contained within your lips. In effect, we are helping reverse the process of hyaluronic acid loss. This reversal means that your lips will become pouty and plumper, with fewer marionette lines.
One of the most gratifying aspects of Juvederm® lip treatment is that your results will be immediate. You should notice an instant increase in lip volume and a reduction in your marionette lines. Your results will appear quite soft and natural, as we are only correcting a natural hyaluronic acid deficiency. You will simply look like a somewhat younger version of yourself.