What causes thin lips? It’s a sad fact, but thin lips develop as we get older.
What causes thin lips?
It’s a sad fact, but thin lips develop as we get older. The lip area gets its shape from collagen, which begins to decrease as we age. Other factors that cause thinning include ultraviolet light exposure from the sun, smoking, drinking through a straw and even kissing!
The lips are comprised of several muscles, all of which work together to create the movement of the mouth. The main muscle, the orbicularis oris, controls movement. It encircles the mouth and originates in the maxilla and mandible bones. This muscle inserts directly into the lips and when you pucker up for a kiss, whistle or drink through a straw, you contract your orbicularis oris. Due to the constant use of this muscle, we eventually develop vertical lip lines, which contribute to causing us to look older, and allows lipstick to bleed into those lines.
Treatments at Abbracci Med Spa
Thinning lips are one of the most common, and easiest to fix, cosmetic concern that we address here at Abbracci Med Spa. The temporary solution we recommend is to inject the lip area with a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that is found in our skin. As we age, we start to lose hyaluronic acid, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume, contributing the thinning of the lips and vertical lip lines. Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to add this substance back into the skin, which temporarily increases the volume in the area injected. The newest releases of dermal fillers are lasting longer which means touch ups are fewer.
Request a consultation in Redondo Beach, California
If you’d like to address your thinning lips, request a consultation at Abbracci Med Spa. During your initial visit, we will assess your lips and develop the right treatment plan for you. Give us a call at (310) 375-0717 or fill out our online request form. We look forward to seeing you!
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