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Three Easy Steps to Fuller, Luscious Lips

faceThe lips and the surrounding skin are often overlooked by many in terms of anti-aging measures. At our practice, the spotlight is often directed to the forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and hollowed tear troughs. During personal consultations, we also make recommendations for helping improve the lip area for a fuller, more youthful pout.

Fortunately, there’s nothing complicated about getting lips like Angelina Jolie. Here are three easy fixes.

Develop the habit of moisturizing your lips.

When it comes to moisturizers, much emphasis has been given to the skin surrounding the eye area. We often remind patients that the lips should be given the same amount of attention. If you can’t be bothered to apply lip balms or moisturizers, consider finding lipsticks with hydrating ingredients. Applying Vaseline or essential oils at night will without a doubt give you healthy-looking, supple lips in the morning.

Quit smoking.

Aside from increasing your risk of heart disease, respiratory illnesses, and various types of cancer, smoking can also wreck havoc with your lips. It not only causes darkening of the lips but smoking also reduces collagen levels. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is responsible for keeping your lips plump and youthful-looking. Furthermore, chain smokers tend to develop smoker’s lines after years of continuous drawing on the cigarette with the lips.

Consider lip augmentation.

Lip augmentation is ideal for thinning lips due to aging or genetics. At Dr. Malamet’s practice, patients can choose from either fillers or their own fat to plump up the lips and improve their overall appearance.

Would you like to learn more about lip augmentation? Call 818.380.3130 to schedule an appointment today!