Thin Lips and Creating a Natural Look by Dr. Crippen
‘Thin lips’ is the term for lips that are naturally thin or have lost volume. Lips can lose their volume for many reasons, though it most often happens due to age. Thin lips are one of several key facial signs of aging that contribute to a less youthful appearance, but DermMedica can help. Our mission is to help you maintain or restore your true, natural look.
Read on to learn more about the common causes of thin lips, and the treatments that are available to address it. If you’re ready to talk about what our treatments can do for you, schedule a consultation, here.
What Are the Causes of Thin Lips?
The most common cause of thin lips is the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the lips due to age and sun exposure. The upper lip commonly experiences the most change, lengthening over time. Other factors that contribute to thin lips are simply heredity, like family genetics. You may have simply been born with lips that didn’t match the appearance you wanted to express to the world. While this should not cause any functional problems it can be a cosmetic nuisance as fuller lips are more in fashion these days.
Thin lips may also have environmental factors that you can control with the right habits. Lips can retain volume longer into your life if you make sure that you avoid habits like smoking and going out without sun protection for your lips. Behaviors like pursing and puckering can also cause permanent problems, and should be avoided.
Treatments for Thin Lips
The key to adding volume to lips to make them look fuller is more of an art than science. Just putting filler into a lip without concern for the aesthetic usually results in a bad or awkward result that is out there for all to see and snicker about. The people you see with overfilled, duck-lips are the poor patients that have had a bad job but been told it’s normal or looks good. Patients get their lips over-filled for all sorts of reasons but no-matter what the reason, the result is usually not good if too much filler is added. Just like everyone’s personality is different, so should the approach to lip filling.
Dr. Crippen makes sure that he adds just enough volume to his patient’s lips to make them look naturally fuller without the overdone look look that everyone can spot a block away. Dr. Crippen wants your results to look natural and undetectable by everyone so you can feel confident about your new look that everyone will notice but no-one will be able to put their finger on what you had done. Isn’t that the best treatment result? We think so. Here is an example of some natural looking lips by Dr. Crippen.