Love Your Lips, Lose Your Lines This Valentine’s Day

Every day, you see celebrities with beautiful well shaped, pouty, supple lips, and of course, soft and smooth facial lines. They jump out at you on Instagram, YouTube, TV, or even on the front cover of Vogue Magazine for which you have a subscription. Behind the secret to these full lips and smooth faces are cosmetic procedures involving dermal fillers.

Fall in love with your lips this Valentine’s Day and surprise that special someone in your life! If you are looking to rejuvenate your lips by decreasing fine lines as well as restoring your lip volume, or if you are looking for pouty, more-defined, fuller lips, treatment with a dermal lip filler will have your lips irresistibly kissable this season!

Getting Those Plump, Pouty, Kissable Lips

Lip puckering involves the pursing of the lips and, unfortunately, the formation of vertical lines above the top lip. Along with this, the natural loss of collagen and elastin as you age contributes to lines, loss of lip shape, and color. While making you look older, it allows your lipstick to bleed beyond your lips. There are other contributors to this condition, which include:

  • Smoking, which causes frequent lip pursing
  • Too much sun exposure
  • Insufficient hydration
  • Poor skincare

You may believe you can take care of all these by merely quitting smoking, using sunscreen, regular exfoliation, frequent moisturization, as well as by drinking more water. However, normal aging alone inflicts damage on every part of your body — including your lips and youthful facial features. The solution to all of this is to give your face and lips the love they deserve with an anti-aging dermal filler treatment!

Dermal Fillers Could Do It All

The use of volumizers to plump the lips is the most common procedure used by plastic surgeons. While temporary by nature, injectable dermal filler lip augmentation is the most commonly used approach to enhance the appearance not only of the lips but also of the face.
You might have noticed that your lips have thinned with age or that you have naturally thin lips, and these conditions can especially benefit from lip enhancement. A wide selection of these injectable volumizers is available, after all, not every type of filler is right for every person or situation.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a material that is naturally produced by the body. Fillers made from HA, like Juvéderm® and Restylane®, bind moisture into the tissue layers beneath the skin’s surface. Dr. Amato has an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and will select the most appropriate fillers to inject in the precise locations to create a natural-looking outcome. A volumizer or filler might be all you need to regain your lip fullness and smooth complexion!

To get those beautiful, youthful lips back as your Valentine’s Day treat, and in a single visit, Dr. Malena Amato provides a comfortable, convenient, and safe injection experience for all her patients. To learn more about Dr. Amato’s approach in using dermal fillers to produce lip enhancement, contact her Austin plastic surgery practice and arrange a free consultation and restore your kissable lips and voluptuous smile!

Freedom From Crow’s Feet and Frown Lines

To enhance your new, sexy pout, you may want to make your Valentine’s Day even more special by taking care of those crow’s feet, pucker lines, and frown lines that have formed over the years. The world’s safest anti-aging treatments such as Botox® together with similar compounds like Dysport® and Xeomin®, collectively known as neuromodulators, are used to relax the small muscle groups on our faces that cause wrinkles.

In your consultation with Dr. Amato, you’ll learn that although Botox® and fillers are both used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, they work very differently. By temporarily relaxing specific facial muscles, Botox® treats dynamic wrinkles which are creases that appear when we smile or frown. On the other hand, by directly filling in lines and strengthening thin, loose skin, fillers treat static wrinkles or creases that are visible when the face is at rest.

Dr. Malena Amato uses her skill and training as an oculoplastic surgeon to produce excellent results for Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® at her practice in Austin, TX.

Have You Considered a Keyhole Pout?

Gaining in popularity is a lip style of an ample, upturned mouth revealing the front teeth. Known as the Keyhole Pout, this non-invasive surgery procedure creates a small round gap (the keyhole) centrally between the top and bottom lips. It creates a subtle divide between the lower and upper lips, giving you a perfect sexy pout.

To achieve this plump, pouty look, a simple string is placed against the bow of the upper lip and the center of the lower lip, producing bulges on each side of the string. Dr. Amato then injects dermal fillers like Hyaluronic acid (HA) or Restylane® into these areas beneath the surface of your lips. The string is then removed to reveal your perfect keyhole pout!

Planning Ahead

For your special Valentine’s Day gift, be sure to plan ahead to have your filler or Botox® injections at least a week before your big reveal. While you’ll notice an improvement in your appearance immediately after treatment, you may experience some minor bruising and swelling during the first three days, and this could last as long as a week. The details of all of this will become more apparent in your discussions with Dr. Amato.

Give Yourself a Gift This Valentine’s Day

Make this the Valentine’s Day you fall in love with your lips again and restore your youthful facial lines. Experienced board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Amato, uses her fellowship-trained knowledge in the application of dermal fillers to provide you with outstanding and natural-looking results.

Call our Austin medical spa at 512-501-1010 or reach out to us online today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!