Your Lips: The Inside Story

The lips are your sexiest part. How could you kiss without them?

But how much do you know about your own lips? If you’re like most people, probably not a lot.

Lips are actually incredibly important! Not only are they the portal for food, but lips help us with speech. Indeed, lips have several key purposes, including both pleasure and function. How well do you take care of your lips?

The Effects of Aging

Unfortunately, as you get older, your lips start to thin out. This is because the older you get, the less collagen you produce. And collagen, a protein that supports the body’s soft tissue, is what gives lips their pleasing plumpness.

If you want to maintain your luscious lips, here’s a few tips from the experts:

  • Read lip product ingredients. Always check the ingredients you’re putting on your lips. To protect them from sun damage, it’s recommended that you choose a lip balm with an SPF of 30 or higher. Avoid parabens and fragrances, which can be irritating to lips. If your lips are super chapped, you should avoid camphor and menthol, both of which can dry out your lips. Instead, look for ingredients like glycerin, mineral oil, aloe, lactic acid, lanolin, beeswax, and sorbitol. These ingredients are ultra-moisturizing!
  • Exfoliate! You probably already exfoliate your face and body, but did you know that your lips can benefit from this treatment, too? Apply a dab of sugar and honey to your lips and rub gently, using small, circular motions. Alternatively, you can use a toothbrush to exfoliate your lips. Removing dead skin cells from your lips can help stimulate new collagen, which helps to slow down the aging process of lips.
  • Don’t smoke. Studies have linked smoking with premature skin aging. Smoking accelerates skin cell damage and collagen loss, which leads to wrinkles.
  • Don’t lick your lips! Licking your lips only further dries them out. Saliva also contains acids that help break down food, and those acids can irritate lip skin. Another common mistake is scrubbing, peeling, or biting off skin flakes. Picking at lip skin can lead to bleeding and severe discomfort.
  • Drink more water! Drinking enough water – at least 8 cups a day – will keep the body, skin and lips hydrated.
  • Beware of matte lipsticks. Matte lipsticks can be extremely drying. That’s why you should use them sparingly when your lips are extremely chapped. Instead, alternate use of them with hydrating lipsticks or add a layer of moisturizing lip balm underneath.
  • Take a multivitamin/mineral that includes vitamins A, B2, C, E, and iron, as well as essential fatty acids. Deficiencies in any of these can cause scaling and cracking in the corners of lips. Make sure your diet includes vitamin A-rich foods like carrots, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.
  • Use natural lip and skincare products. Allergic reactions to cosmetics and skincare products are common, and can dry out lips further by interfering with the skin’s natural lubrication process.
  • Consider using a natural toothpaste and alcohol-free mouthwash. Many people are allergic to artificial flavoring agents found in popular brands, and alcohol is a big contributor to dry lips.
  • Check to see if any issues you’re having with your lips might be a side effect of medications. Certain medications have dry or cracked lips as a side effect.
  • Use a humidifier in your home or office. Heating indoor spaces in the winter causes the air to dry out. Try installing a humidifier. This moistens up air in a room and ultimately moistens up your lips.

Juvéderm Gives You Sexy, Luscious Lips

There are many reasons why people consider lip enhancement. Natural substances that contribute to beautiful skin such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid decrease in our bodies as we age. In addition, aging skin is vulnerable to environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking, and stress. This results in lips becoming thinner and losing their youthful fullness.

The lips are especially vulnerable because they have an extremely thin outer layer, which becomes progressively thinner as the body ages. Over time, the corners of the mouth may droop, and the V-shaped area of the upper lip begins to flatten out. Vertical lip lines that can cause lipstick bleed may also begin to appear.

Luckily, Juvéderm can change all that! Juvéderm is the only hyaluronic acid filler clinically proven to last up to a year in the lips with a single treatment. It’s designed to produce less swelling compared to other lip fillers, so lip enhancements look natural.

Let Juvéderm Make You Hotter Than Hot

Juvéderm is comprised of a smooth hyaluronic acid gel that, when injected into the lips, restores fullness. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in the human body, and its primary function is to bind and absorb water, creating volume in the face. During the natural aging process, hyaluronic acid found in the body diminishes. The result? Those thinning, aging lips. Juvéderm corrects this by restoring hyaluronic acid in the skin, helping to diminish the appearance of thin, wrinkling lips.

Juvéderm leaves other dermal fillers in the dust.

Juvéderm often lasts up to 12 months! It looks more natural too because it’s a smoother compound than Restylane.

It’s far superior in both consistency and results. A dermal filler like Restylane typically lasts six to nine months. In comparison, Juvéderm often lasts up to 12 months! It looks more natural too because it’s a smoother compound than Restylane. Juvéderm also boasts a higher concentration of the active product hyaluronic acid, which produces smoother, more natural looking results that last longer.

And if that weren’t enough, Juvéderm is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Clinical studies using Juvéderm showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in darker skin tones, meaning Juvéderm is right for almost everyone!

What Can Juvéderm Do For You?

A lot. Juvéderm is safe and effective on pretty much all skin types and tones. It’s an especially good choice for people who have tried collagen injections in the past but didn’t get the results they wanted. Indeed, Juvéderm has many uses. It’s great for facial contouring and can improve the appearance of scars. Most importantly, it can also enhance the size and shape of lips!

You should avoid Juvéderm injections if you’re allergic to injected local aesthetics, are nursing or pregnant, or taking antibiotics, heart medication and other drugs.

Juvéderm lets you continue to lead an active life. It requires no downtime. That being said, you can expect to experience mild swelling and bruising. But even this normally fades after a few days. Although Juvéderm is generally well tolerated by most people, some side effects may still occur. You might experience redness, pain or tenderness, unusual firmness, swelling, lumps, bruising, itching, infection and discoloration at the injection site.

Get the Results You Want

Juvéderm produces immediate results, and these results continue to improve for one to two weeks as Juvéderm softens and draws moisture into the area. And you can expect these results to last up to 12 months. In fact, Juvéderm is proud to be the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler to last up to one year with only one treatment.

Get Luscious Lips with LaserAway

Juvederm Injection

LaserAway is proud to offer the most medical spa service options of any national skincare provider. LaserAway hires only the most highly trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, LaserAway uses only innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. LaserAway aims to make your medical spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. Want to learn more about Juvéderm? Then schedule a free, no obligation consultation today by emailing or calling the staff at LaserAway at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to helping you turn back the clock with Juvéderm.