Have you noticed that your lipstick has started to bleed out after application, or the appearance of vertical lip lines?
It’s no secret that as we age we produce less collagen, and this affects your lips as much as any other area of your face, they start to thin and flatten. Add to this years of lifestyle habits…
- Drinking from sipper bottles
- Smiling (that’s a good thing… Never stop smiling)
- Smoking (that’s a bad thing… But you don’t need us to tell you that!)
It’s no wonder that your lips begin to adopt tell-tale signs of aging. A loss of volume is gradual throughout your thirties, and through your forties, if you look at photographs, you’ll notice a difference year on year. Additionally your lip borders begin to diminish from the age of forty upwards.
There are a few make-up practices you can adopt to improve the overall appearance of your lips.
- Apply concealer as a base, this will help your lipstick last longer
- Use a lip liner and draw an outline just (only just) outside your natural lips, before applying your lipstick inside
- Consider using a lip gloss in the centre of your top and bottom lips to create an illusion of fuller lips
But what if you don’t want to wear make-up every day? Well help is at hand, we can rejuvenate and refresh your lips with Botox or Dermal Fillers. Botox will reduce the pursing effect and help treat vertical lip lines. Fillers are ideal for increasing lip size and enhancing lip shape, or merely restoring your natural lip hydration and border, preventing lipstick bleed so you can keep using your favourite colours and glosses. Fillers can also be used to gradually soften and eradicate vertical ‘smokers lines’ over time.
One of the most common concerns that we come across is the worry of the dreaded trout pout. There’s an artistry involved with injectables, and lucky for you David is a master in his chosen field. He will make your lips look natural, we recommend that you bring a photograph of your younger self to your initial consult. At enhanceskin we are of the opinion that less is most definitely best for lip enhancement. Our aim is generally to enhance the lip border, but if you would like bigger lips, we make sure the lips balance each other, as well as the rest of your face, as balance creates beauty in the face.
The amazing thing about fillers is that the effects are instant. Your friends will simply think you look refreshed and revitalised, your secret is safe with us.