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Celebrating Your Lips at Every Age: Enhancements and Care Tips


Lips—aren’t they amazing? They eat, talk, whistle, kiss, pout, and smile. Did you know lips are 100 times more sensitive than fingertips? Scientists have discovered that kissing even allows for the exchange of biological information. And fun fact: no two lip prints on a glass are ever the same!

However, all that activity can take a toll on your lips over time. But don’t worry! Just as every lip print is unique, so are the enhancement options available to each person, tailored to their age, genetic makeup, and aging process. Noninvasive treatments can significantly boost appearance and self-esteem without surgery. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, injectable dermal fillers are the second most popular nonsurgical procedure, with usage up 54% since 2013. Let’s explore how your lips age and the best ways to care for them.

Your Lips in Your 20s

In your 20s, your lips are still full and plump. Signs of aging like thinning, dryness, and sagging haven’t yet appeared. However, some people may have genetic lip issues, like a thin upper or lower lip or a drooping lip line that can make them look more serious than they feel.

Hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as Restylane, can address these issues. These temporary fillers can be precisely placed to enhance symmetry and correct a “cranky” appearance, with minimal downtime. Remember, overdoing fillers can make you look older, so it’s important to find an experienced injector.

Prevention is key: stay hydrated and avoid using straws, which can cause lip wrinkles. Keep your lips moisturized and always use sunscreen.

Your Lips in Your 30s

In your 30s, collagen and elastin production decreases, leading to the early signs of aging around the lips. Fine lines, dryness, and lipstick feathering may start to appear.

Luckily, these changes are subtle and easily managed. Dermal fillers can be used to combat early signs of aging, and incorporating retinol treatments and regular microdermabrasion can help maintain smooth skin. Continued hydration and sun protection are essential.

Your Lips in Your 40s and 50s

By your 40s, the lips may start losing their shape and structure due to decreased collagen and elastin. Corners of the mouth may droop, and lines from the nose to the chin can become more pronounced.

Enrichment Skin Solutions experienced staff uses advanced techniques and various treatments to address these issues. Dermal fillers can restore lip structure and lift the corners of the mouth. Additional treatments like Hydradermabrasion, PRF injections, eZGel or Intense Pulsed Light can reduce fine wrinkles. Combining fillers and neurotoxins like Botox and Xeomin can rejuvenate the cupid’s bow, giving a more youthful appearance.

Your Lips in Your 60s and Beyond

At this stage, you might be well-acquainted with anti-aging treatments. Advanced options like fat grafting can offer long-lasting, natural-looking results. The key takeaway is that lips, like the rest of us, age. Embrace your lips at every age, take care of your skin, and consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon for the best enhancement options tailored to your needs.