Thin lips typically refers to lips where there’s little visible pink area. It can also refer to lips that are lacking fullness or definition. In many cases, thin lips can cause an imbalance with the rest of the facial features, causing a more aged look. Although surgery is an option for thin lips, many patients prefer to avoid downtime. In this case, a variety of non-surgical treatment options are available.
There are generally two causes of thin lips. The first is genetics – some patients naturally have thin lips with very little projection or visible pinkness. The second cause is aging. As you age, your body becomes less efficient at creating new collagen, the protein responsible for youthful volume that gives your lips their plumpness. As collagen breaks down, the lips can begin to sag and the visible pink area can begin to shrink. In either case, there’s little that can be done to achieve more balanced, voluminous lips without professional help.
Our team offers a variety of lip treatments to help you achieve a better balance of your features. During a consultation at our Pensacola office, you’ll discuss your treatment goals and develop a personalized treatment package.
Lip fillers are one of the most popular and effective ways to restore volume to the lips. Injectable fillers like Restylane® or Juvéderm® can restore volume with hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar naturally found in the skin. This crystal-clear gel is placed in the lips with a very fine needle and can produce instantly noticeable results.
Plasma Pen is a unique treatment that uses plasma energy to stimulate new collagen production. Because it doesn’t come into contact with the skin, it can be used on delicate areas like the upper lip to boost volume.
The lip flip is one way to reveal more visible pink area in the top lip. It works by placing Botox® in the muscle above the upper lip, causing it to retract and pull the upper lip upward. This process still preserves your natural expressions.
Since thin lips can be caused by aging, professional skincare products can help maintain youthful skin as part of your regular skincare regimen. By boosting collagen, you can reduce and prevent aging signs in tandem with your in-office treatments. It can also be an effective way to reduce fine lines around the mouth, contributing to a smoother, more youthful look.
Your treatment package will likely require maintenance treatments to touch up your results. Our team will give you a detailed schedule so you understand when to return. You can help maintain your results at home by ensuring your lips are moisturized and protected from sun damage. Additionally, avoid habits like smoking or drinking through a straw which can cause your lips to pucker and crease over time. Our team can also help you explore treatment options for boosting collagen and ensuring you maintain an overall youthful and energetic look.
At Grace and Grey Spa, we combine state-of-the-art medical procedures with scientifically proven skincare products and treatments so all of our patients look & feel their very best.