Taking care of your lips is essential when it comes to having a beautiful face. In addition to tissue degradation due to age, they are assaulted daily by external factors such as climate conditions (cold, sun) and smoking.
The lips are composed of three anatomical areas :
- The white lip
- hem or lip
- red lip
The aging of the lips is progressive:
|Stage||clinical signs||anatomical correspondance||treatment|
|I||weakening and dehydration of the red lip||the red lip||injection of hyaluronic acid into the red lip with a micro-cannula|
|II||appearance of wrinkles on the white lip during facial expressions but without wrinkles on the outline;; increased dehydration of the red lip||white lip; red lip||injection of hyaluronic acid in the red lip with a micro-cannula, and in a light way in the white lip in prevention. It is possible to inject hyaluronic acid in the the lip contour|
|III||the wrinkles of the white lip cross the contour during facial expression; Loss of volume of the red lip||Red lip,white lip, lip contour,||injection of hyaluronic acid in the red lip with a micro-canula slight injection of the white lip|
|IV||the perioral wrinkles are permanent loss of volume overall lip||Red lip,white lip, lip contour, the perioral area||we use the same technique as for stage 3 also strengthening the perioral structures|
Different types of hyaluronic acid can be used depending on the indication and the expected result. For a young person it is a very flexible hyaluronic acid (Volbella) which will be deposited to give a more pulpy aspect to the lips. Over time, the lips will need support in order to limit the appearance of the perioral wrinkles (sun wrinkles). At this time we will use a hyaluronic acid (Volift) more cohesive but still flexible to not interfere with the natural movement of the lips. The treatment of the marionette lines and the chin have a complementary action essential in stage IV and require the use of a very cohesive hyaluronic acid (Voluma) to give support to the mouth commissures and unroll the lower lip , making it more pulpy.