In the pursuit of youthfulness, it has been discovered that aging does not exist in a vacuum—that is, there is not one feature that defines youthfulness. Youthfulness is about harmony: how each part is by itself, how each part looks in relation to each other, and how each part contributes to balance.
The lips, in particular, play a strong role in the visual youthfulness of the face. Aside from just contributing to facial balance, it is often a cue in itself. In 2009, research found that people with plumper, fuller lips are more often perceived as younger than their true age. This is not surprising, as our lips visibly change as we age.
What do aging lips look like?
What factors contribute to lip aging?
- Personal habits that accelerate aging such as smoking and sun exposure
- The appearance of volume loss brought upon by the aging of other areas of the body, such as the teeth
- Bone degeneration
- A reduction in muscle mass
- The sagging of the face’s fat pockets
While lip aging is tough to prevent as lip aging primarily occurs naturally, it is very easy to reverse. In fact, the procedure only takes 15 minutes–the epitome of a lunchtime procedure.
The answer lies in lip fillers. Lip fillers are hyaluronic acid based injectables that help restore volume to aging lips. The results can range from large and plump, to subtle and natural.
While being a safe, no-downtime procedure, it still requires an experienced injector. At Luminisce, their doctors are trained to both analyze your face and consider your goals. Luminisce believes in a bespoke approach.
Depending on the patient’s goals and what’s achievable, Luminisce injectors will be able to determine the brand of filler to use. Luminisce only uses the best brands, and selects brands based on their specific properties and how they help towards the goal. Luminisce uses the top filler brands Juvederm Volift, Belotero Intense, and Teosyal RHA 4 for patients seeking definition, focusing on a contoured pout and clearly defined vermilion borders and cupids bow. For those looking for something more understated and undeniably natural looking, Luminisce uses less viscous forms of filler such as Juvederm Volbella, Belotero Balance, and RHA 2. For some, the use of one or the other may be more appropriate, and for others, a combination may be best. All of Luminisce’s chosen brands will make your lips look healthy, hydrated, and youthful.
Luminisce injectors are also very particular on the amount of filler to be used, and the technique to be applied.
The Luminisce injector will always aim to bring symmetry to your face and enhance your own facial features. The Lumi Lips Luminisce Bespoke Technique also uses this rule to keep the fillers looking natural: the top lip must always look slightly more projected than the lower lip by one to two millimeters.
Ultimately, the type of lips one should aim for to create balance will vary based on anatomical characteristics, gender, and ethnicity, and this applies to both men and women. Because this is the case, it is always important for Luminisce to be able to fully discuss goals and set expectations, so that everyone’s on the same page and path to success.
Get your own bespoke customized treatment plan for your lips and all your other concerns at Luminisce.