The aging process changes hormones, pulls, tears and wrinkles the skin. Sometimes the change seems to start to happen overnight and can be difficult to keep up with. The face loses natural, youthful fat in the cheeks, underneath the eyes, and in the lips, and drags the skin down to the chin and neck area.
Thin lips can create more pronounced wrinkles and change the appearance of your facial balance. There are non-invasive treatment solutions, and depending on the cosmetic goals you can set with your dermatologist, your lips can be brought back to life. Double board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert Dr. Rokhsar specializes in lip enhancement1 treatments in NYC and Long Island. To learn more about his work, contact Cosmetic, Skin, and Laser Surgery Center and book a consultation today.
With the advent of safe injectable treatments, it has become very simple to shape your lips to a more full voluptuous form without making it look unnatural. The lips provide one of the more attractive features of the face and contribute significantly to the appearance of a beautiful face. There are a number of factors that may contribute to less than full lips. Some people just simply have thin lips. Other causes include aging, sun damage, and smoking which can result in wrinkling, thinning, and atrophy of the lips.
There are many substances that can be injected into the lips to give a more full and youthful appearance. Dr. Rokhsar currently believes that Restylane can give the most natural results with virtually no side effects compared to other products.
Fat transfer into the lips involves the harvesting of fat which can be more involved. It also usually results in overdone lips which can look unnatural. Collagen simply disappears within a few weeks. Radiesse and Sculptra can cause nodule formation. Restylane is the ideal substance as it is a natural sugar found in your skin with virtually no risks of allergy or potential for lumpiness in the lips.
A research study sought to find the answer to one of the oldest questions in the book: “Which facial feature MOST attracts people to each other?” The answer was quickly apparent.
By studying the eye movements of men meeting women for the first time, scientists discovered that in the first 10 seconds of looking at a woman, men spent on average over half that time looking at their lips. If women had larger lips, the men stared around 7.3 seconds. If women had thinner lips, the men spent 2.2 seconds on average.
There are many reasons why larger lips are appealing. Certainly, the larger lips on display by pop stars and celebrities have an influence. There may be physiological reasons for the appeal as well, dealing with where blood flows during arousal. Whatever the reason for the appeal, bigger lips are not something that you can achieve on your own, through diet and exercise for example. And you are best served by avoiding dangerous methods of enhancing the lips (such as the Kylie Jenner Challenge, which was popular in social media recently).
Restylane is an injectable filler, designed to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Lips come in all different shapes and sizes, which means they age differently. Restylane is a formulated filler that can provide subtle enhancements to the upper and lower lips. It can be injected with tailored precision, in order to provide patients with the level of fullness they desire. It is composed of a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body. It is found most highly concentrated in the eyes and joints, as it acts as a cushion and hydrating mechanism. As a natural complex sugar that attaches itself to water, hyaluronic acid has the ability to absorb more than one thousand times its own weight. Because hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the body, it is digested out of the body in a pain-free and gradual way.
Another treatment option in the filler family is Juvederm. Juvederm has a thicker viscosity than Restylane, which ensures plumper lips and a more defined result. It is important to decide with your cosmetic surgeon, which filler is best suited for your face type and lip structure. It is important to restore balance back to the face while providing natural and youthful results.
Dr. Rokhsar believes that fuller, more voluptuous lips do not mean that you have to sacrifice the natural appearance of your lips. Dr. Rokhsar uses Restylane to restore the youthful appearance of your lips and plump them instantaneously.
For most patients, beautiful lips can be attained virtually pain-free with a few simple injections. Dr. Rokhsar uses the most advanced techniques to achieve numbness of the lips for comfort so you will not feel the procedure. The treatment takes about 15 minutes and your results will last 6-12 months. The material needs to be injected into the right place to give you a natural long-lasting appearance.
The age range of patients requesting lip enhancement2 is varied. Dr. Rokhsar has treated young models in their early twenties to individuals in their eighties. If you have always desired to have more “pouty” or voluptuous lips, or desire to restore back your lips to when you were younger, there is a simple no downtime procedure available.
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*Results may vary.
Dr. Rokhsar has provided lip enhancement procedures in NY and Long Island for years and he was among the first physicians to offer injectable treatments for this part of the face. Because the lips are an extremely sensitive area of the face, Dr. Rokhsar numbs all of his clients first with an injection of lidocaine, making the procedure completely painless. With a mirror in your hand, you can guide him in real-time to produce the effect you want to achieve without an overdone, unnatural, swollen look.
If you want to learn more, contact Cosmetic, Skin, and Laser Surgery Center and book a consultation today.
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1 Options to achieve fuller or smoother lips. Available: https://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/procedure-learning-center/facial-procedures/lip-enhancement/.
2 Customized lip enhancement for clinical different lip features: An observational study. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31573134/.