Who doesn’t like a set of plump, smooth lips? Man or woman, a set of kissable lips is an important feature of your face, and it’s no wonder that it’s a primary target for injectable filler treatment with Juvéderm. Here’s a little about their biology:
The skin that covers our lips is different from the one that cover the rest of our body. This skin is composed of epidermis and subcutaneous tissue like the rest of the body, however the uppermost layer, the stratum corneum, is of a different proportion – the protective covering is very thin. On top of this, the lips also do not produce as much melanin. Melanin is the skin’s natural pigment that creates our tone. For these reasons, the environment, ultraviolet light that we are exposed to on a daily basis, and the general aging process robs our lips of their plumpness and youthfulness. You’ll notice that your lips are prone to dryness, chapping, cracking and bleeding far more often than the skin anywhere else on your body. With all the movement of the mouth, wrinkles develop rather quickly.
Remember that it’s important to protect your lips with sunblock and moisturizer. You’ll also be able to replace lost suppleness with injectable fillers. Talk to us about treatment today!