Some people naturally have thinner lips than others, which can cause self-consciousness for some people.
What do thin lips mean?
Thin lips are exactly as the phrase suggests, that your lips are thinner than the average. Some say having thin lips gives a more serious, emotionally cold aesthetic, whereas fuller lips have connotations of more femininity.
Are thin lips genetic?
A commonly asked question, the simple answer is yes – this is one of the main reasons. Most people with thin lips simply inherited it from their parents. Although there are other factors to consider, as this may not always be the case.
Can smoking cause thin lips?
Smoking is one of the main factors outside of genetics for causing thin lips. Smoking is an unhealthy habit for many reasons, but one that a lot of people don’t think about is the impact it has on your lips after years of persistent smoking.
The harmful toxins in cigarette smoke actually encourage the breakdown of our skins best friend ‘collagen’ which in turn reduces the elasticity and fullness of your lips over time. Not only this, but the physical act of sucking on a cigarette can cause wrinkles around the lips too.
Of course, other factors can also play a part in causing thin lips – such as too much sun exposure, ageing and even dehydration.
If you have thin lips that are causing you to be self-conscious then don’t worry, we have a lip filler treatment at Dr Aesthetica that is quick and pain-free.
Whilst Botox is useful for many different treatments, it’s not what we use for thin lips – as Botox is usually used to tighten wrinkles. We use what we believe is the best possible treatment for making your lips look fuller – which is dermal fillers.
However, a combination of Dermal Fillers to plump the lips and Botox to smooth wrinkles around the mouth can achieve a much younger looking completion.
Simply put, hyaluronic Acid is injected directly into targeted areas of the lips. During your consultation, we will discuss exactly what result you are looking to achieve.
Lip fillers will tend to last around 6 months on average. It is affected by several different factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and how much you move the area. Some patients report that the filler last around 12 months with others reporting as little as 4 months. It all depends on the individual.
You can expect the procedure to last around 30 mins. At Dr Aesthetica we complete a full medical on all patients, alongside taking professional before and after photos. We also use numbing creams on the lips to help make it more comfortable.
It’s also important to note that swelling can happen after the treatment depending on how much filler was used – there is always some degree of swelling which will resolve within 1-2 weeks.
There is no downtime with this treatment. There is an option for topical anaesthetic to be used, however, this is not usually needed as a micro-cannula is used which is very fine. Bruising and swelling is rare.
Thin lips are a cause for self-consciousness for a lot of people as it has been said they give connotations of a more serious aesthetic.
Our treatment of Dermal Fillers will add more definition to your lips for a fuller, more youthful and sensual look – giving you your perfect smile.