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How To Get Beautiful Lips

Aug 17, 2007
One of the best ways to gage a person's chronological age is perhaps by the upper lip. The signs of ageing are factored by at least four major negative factors: repetitive sun exposure, smoking, genetics and the natural aging process.

The loss of the Cupids Bow is due to the combination of certain factors that create flattening and wrinkling of the upper lip. When a woman has trouble with her lipstick bleeding that is due to the signs of aging. As the lip shows the signs of aging, small vertical cracks and wrinkles form, then extend beyond the lip itself to the skin just above the upper lip, causing the lipstick to bleed out from the lip area.

With todays many medical advances, it is now possible to rejuvenate lips that show signs of aging. Lips that have lost their fullness can now be plumped up, enhancing the lip with simple injections. So what kind of treatment options are available? Two of the most commonly used procedures are the lip rejuvenation and the lip enhancement. There are other options available ranging from the latest laser treatments to synthetic implants to injectable fillers, all if which have a natural feel and all filler are soft and pliable.

How do you know which treatment is the right one for you? You want to explore your options and see what treatments are available for you. As with any medical procedure, you will want to get a full evaluation from your doctor. Discuss with him or her what you are looking for. Remember that almost every surgeon has his or her own preferred treatments as he or she feels some work better than others. The end result will depend greatly on which procedure you have done.

Injectable lip enhancements- Lip enhancements come in a variety of choices such as: Restylane, uvederm, AlloDerm, Dermalogen, Autolegen, Artefil, Fascian, Fat Transfer and Zyplast or Zyderm collogen.

The injectable collagen treatments are used to enhance the natural form of the upper lip, the lip border and the Cupids Bow. You can also fill in the vertical lines that cause lipstick to bleed out beyond the natural lip line.

Laser lip rejuvenation- This is a procedure for upper lip resurfacing that uses a series of laser treatments to rejuvenate and transform the aged or wrinkled lip. While in the healing stage of this process, the elastic and collagen tissue beneath the skin begins to tighten and remodel, thus restoring the V or Cupid's Bow as well providing a more youthful, young and healthy shape to your lips.

As the new collagen tissue begins to tighten further, the upper lip is actually tightened up a bit, exposing more vivid border, making the mid area of the upper lip look fuller. Another advantage to this lip treatment is that it will redline the border of the lip making lipstick bleeds a thing of the past.

Fat Transfer-also known as micro-liposuction or autologous fat transplantation, uses fat taken from places on the body, usually places that are concealed from view and plumps up your lips. The Fat Transfer to lips is perfectly safe and natural as well as non-allergenic. This procedure is designed to restore diminished or damaged dermal deficiencies.

Implant augmentation for lips- Dermal graft/implant, such as AlloDerm, was first used as a skin replacement for burn patients. Surgeons worldwide now recognize the benefits as a safe, natural implant to replace inadequate or aged tissue of the lip and to aid in rejuvenating the aged or wrinkled lip. Soft ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) and SoftForm implants, are the top choices for most as they lead the way in synthetic options. SoftForm and soft ePTFE implants have been proven to be very safe, non-allergenic and predictable way to improve thin lips.

No matter which option you go with, be sure to have a thorough consult with your doctor to choose the procedure that is right for you.
About the Author
Barry A. S. Lycka is one of North America's foremost authorities on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. You can find out more at http://www.barrylyckamd.com and http://www.restoringyouthonline.com. He is founder of The Ethical Cosmetic Surgery Association (http://www.ecsaonline.com).
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