Fillers are most commonly used to treat the lines between the nose and mouth (nasolabial lines), around the corners of the mouth (oral commisure). They are also used to great effect to provide enhancement and definition to the lips.
Aging causes a general loss of volume in your face including your lips. Along with the loss of volume there is a loss of elasticity which can give an overall appearance of thinner, less defined lips. Cupids bow is most noticeably affected as this V shaped area of the upper lips loses definitican make the lip look thin, flat and featureles.
Enhancing the lips with volumising fillers can give them a more youthful appearance which gives a more defined fuller looking smile.
During this treatment local anaesthetic is used to make the area numb as lips can be rather sensitive. Filler is then injected with care into the lip in specific areas to give fuller, natural looking and defined lips.
Lip enhancement is a great way to frame your smile, in some cases tooth whitening may be adventagious to make the most of the overall smile.
Smokers lines or lipstick lines extend vertically from the upper and lower lips and are evident particularly when the lips are pursed. In some cases these lines can become etched over time as the region around the mouth loses volume and elasticity with age and repeated activity with facial expression.
The fillers are injected into the mid to deep layers of the skin in the folded area and provide lift and volume which plumps up and supports the nasolabial line. This can aid to reduce the effects of aging in the mid-face region.