How Does Hyaluronic Acid Enhance the Volume of My Lips?

How Does Hyaluronic Acid Enhance the Volume of My Lips?

Just as plump lips are the signature of youth; thin or wrinkled lips are giveaways of advancing age. If you’d rather your lips not reveal your age, it may be time to consider a dermal filler treatment of hyaluronic acid (HA).

At Rick J. Smith, MD, in East Lansing, Michigan, we offer only top-of-the-line and FDA-approved products from medical experts who are highly trained and experienced. Here’s a closer look at what hyaluronic acid can do for your thinning lips.

What’s the hype about hyaluronic acid?

Every beauty product and nutritional supplement seems to contain hyaluronic acid these days. But what’s the big deal?

HA is a substance your body naturally produces. Along with collagen, which is a fibrous protein, HA plays an essential role in the structure and texture of your skin.

HA attracts and holds onto water molecules. Young people with plump and moist lips can thank HA for the suppleness and volume. 

But age robs you of precious HA (and collagen and other vital proteins), shrinking your lips and causing them to wrinkle. 

That’s why the beauty industry adds hyaluronic acid to its products. Studies show that you may notice a difference in your skin after using these products, but the benefit is much more profound when the HA is injected just under the surface.

How HA enhances your lips

Replacing the lost volume in your lips is simple and painless. At Rick J. Smith, MD, we trust the Juvéderm® line of dermal fillers to safely and effectively smooth wrinkles and restore the contours of your lips. 

There’s a unique Juvéderm formula for every need designed specifically to increase the volume of your lips and fill in the vertical lines that often form above them

The HA in Juvéderm gives you:

Wrinkle control

When you purse your lips or drink through a straw, your lips pucker and wrinkle. Young and pliable skin snaps back to a smooth state after your sip or purse, but older skin holds onto the vertical creases. HA fills in the volume beneath those creases and eliminates the lines.

Voluptuous lips

Don’t panic. When we say HA gives you voluptuous lips, we mean the perfectly plump pout that makes you look younger and not the overinflated lips you may see celebrities sporting. Dr. Smith and our expert Juvéderm injector, Lisa Allen, RN enhance your beauty with strategic injections that leave you looking naturally stunning.

Instant results

Some cosmetic treatments take weeks or months before you see the full effects, but Juvéderm delivers instant gratification. The treatment session is quick, and you walk out of our office with full results. Your softer and fuller lips may last up to a year, depending on your unique metabolism and lifestyle. 

When the results start to fade, simply come in for a maintenance filler. 

Book an appointment online or over the phone to find out more about Juvéderm and what HA can do for your lips and the rest of your face. 

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