Kissable Lips for Valentine's Day
Thick or thin, straight or curvy, plump or slender, our lips speak volumes.
Evolutionary psychology suggests that since the beginning of time, full lips have been associated with attractiveness and femininity – they’ve even been associated with strong reproductive health and mating potential! While we strongly believe we are all beautiful the way we are, we recognize that many men and women wish to increase their confidence by enhancing their lips or other face/body features. We also strongly believe in the power of confidence, and want to empower you to look and feel your best!
If you’ve been considering enhancing your lips and have been looking for a non-invasive treatment option, you’ve come to the right place. We want you to have all of the information you need to make an educated decision on which treatment is the best for you. That’s why, in addition to having one of our board-certified providers meet with you and assess your individual needs, we do our best to provide you with the information necessary to better understand your options. Whether you’re interested in augmenting your lips, or you’re interested in minimizing the appearance of aging around your lips, we’ve got a treatment for you.
Concern: Gummy Smile
Many men and women have what is called excessive gingival display, also known as a “gummy smile”. This is a smile that shows an excessive amount of the gum-line below the upper lip and can draw attention away from a person’s teeth and lips when they smile. This issue is unique, in that it is not caused by aging or sun damage and its appearance is not likely to change without some sort of cosmetic or orthodontic procedure. A gummy smile can be a source of insecurity or embarrassment for some and can lead a person to hide his/her smile, but we offer something worth smiling about!
A gummy smile can be treated with Nero-toxins such as Botox. Injecting a few units of Botox at the Yonsei point in is effective in the treatment lip will relax the muscle and limit the rise of the upper lip when smiling or laughing leaving the gum line covered. This gives confidence when smiling and is a minimally invasive treatment option With incredible results. Results start to take effect in a few short days with full effect at 10 days. This treatment can last up to 3 months, and is very affordable.
Concern: Smoker Lines
“Smoker lines” refer to the small lines that range from your nose to your upper lip and around your mouth. Despite what the term insinuates, you do not have to be a smoker to get these lines. Smoker lines can be caused by the normal ageing process, sun exposure, frequent straw use, facial expressions, playing musical instruments with mouth pieces, or genetics. The appearance of these lines can be discouraging because unlike some wrinkles, they are difficult to mask with makeup. Don’t let smoker lines take away your confidence – we offer treatment options to smooth them out.
This FDA-cleared, minimally invasive treatment helps stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to help smooth, tighten, and brighten the skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (among other age-defying results). RF Needling involves tiny, sterile needles being applied deep into the dermis (the thickest layer of skin) of the skin to create microscopic channels deep within the dermis, stimulating natural collagen production. RF Needling delivers radio-frequency heat energy that promotes remodeling of collagen and elastin to both tighten and lift the skin. Depending on your aesthetic concerns, you can choose the intensity and frequency of your treatments, from a more aggressive session to multiple less aggressive sessions.
Ultherapy® has been labeled “the Gold Standard for nonsurgical lifting and skin tightening”, according to The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound with visualization to non-invasively treat the same deep tissue planes as a modern facelift. Similar to a magnifying glass focusing sunlight, ultrasound energy precisely targets dermal and sub-dermal tissues. The heat is generated only at the treatment site, heating the tissue to approximately 65°C, to trigger immediate collagen denaturation and collagen synthesis. As part of the body’s wound healing response, long-term collagen remodeling delivers a gradual, natural-looking lift. Results can last a year or more. Ultherapy® essentially jump-starts your body’s own process to create fresh, new collagen. As a natural protein, collagen works to give skin its youthfulness by keeping it firm and toned. As we age, collagen breaks down, and the result is a loss of skin strength and elasticity.
Dermal fillers are used to smooth wrinkles and provide a rejuvenated, younger appearance. Dermal fillers are one of many tools utilized for combating the ageing process and are a great option for rejuvenation and maintenance, but it is important to remember that the results are not permanent. The results from dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months depending on the person, the treated area, and the injectable used.
ProFractional laser treatment uses a unique resurfacing technique that focuses on improving the overall quality of the skin. Through targeted treatments that drastically reduce healing time, it can effectively target textural issues, wrinkles, acne scars, and other imperfections. ProFractional laser resurfaces the skin with energy to minimize pigmented lessen, the appearance of fine lines, and wrinkles. This treatment is incredibly successful because it penetrates the deeper layers of the skin and removes the outermost layer. After the top layer of skin has been resurfaced, the body heals the micro-wounds which in turn creates heightened collagen and elastin production. The increased production of collagen and elastin lasts long after the skin has healed, for up to 6 months. When more elastic and collagen are present in the skin the complexion is softer, tauter, and smoother. This treatment achieves excellent fractionated resurfacing results while prioritizing patient comfort and minimizing downtime, even for deeper ablation depths.
Concern: Thin Lips
Many women and men want to accentuate their lips because full lips signal youth, sensuality, and reproductive health. After all, when you meet someone for the first time, you typically notice that person’s eyes and mouth first. As reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2017, surgical lip enhancement has increased 5% since 2016 and 60% since 2000. The lip augmentation trend, influenced by pop culture, appears to be on the rise even after this study was published. Every day people want fuller lips — not just celebrities! There are a number of treatment options that can get you the fuller lips you desire.
Dermal Filler can temporarily add volume to the lips to give you a luscious, natural-looking, fuller lip. For the aging lip it helps bring the lip that is rolling into the inside of the month back to front and center! This non-invasive treatment option at central wellness injects dermal filler with hyaluronic acid, which delivers volume to tissue below the surface of the skin. Central Wellness offers JUVÉDERM®, JUVEDERM Ultra XC, and VOLBELLA, for lip augmentation. Be sure to ask for your providers credentials making sure the are a licensed medical provider trained in facial aesthetics. Ask to see pictures to make sure she is the right provider for you! All of our injectors are board certified in JUVEDERM dermal fillers and are extremely skilled in their profession. Depending on product chosen touches ups are needed around 10 to 12 months.
A “lip flip” is a popular procedure that makes your lips look fuller without increasing the volume of your lips. Instead of using fillers, a lip flip involves BOTOX injections. By precisely injecting just a few units of BOTOX into the upper lip muscle, the lip relaxes and “flips” to expose more of the lip. This creates the appearance of a fuller, but natural-looking, upper lip. The only draw back to using a Nero-toxin for lip fullness is the duration is short lived. This treatment must be preformed every 6-8 weeks.
This FDA-cleared, minimally invasive treatment helps stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin by applying tiny, sterile needles deep into the dermis (the thickest layer of skin) of the skin to create microscopic channels deep within the dermis. RF Needling delivers radio-frequency heat energy that promotes remodeling of collagen and elastin to both tighten and lift the skin. When used to treat the lips, the result of increased collagen and elastin production can be fuller, plumper lips.
Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound with visualization to non-invasively treat deep tissue. Ultherapy® essentially jump-starts your body’s own process to create fresh, new collagen. As a natural protein, collagen works to give skin its youthfulness by keeping it firm and toned. When used to treat the lips, the results can be lifted, plumper lips.
Real People. Real Results.
Now that you’ve read about some of the treatment options available to help you get the lips you desire, we’d love to get you booked for a FREE consultation to further discuss which option might be best for you. If you’re ready to take the next step toward luscious, youthful lips, book your consultation with one of our experts by calling 406.869.1066 or visiting us online at centralwellness.com.