Thin Lips & Lip Lines
The facial feature we focus on after the eyes are the lips. If our eyes are the “windows to our soul”, the lips are certainly the doors to our emotions. Whether smiling or snarling, they are a conscious emotional tool.
Over time, lips will age. They lose hydration and become dry, lose volume and become thin or inward turning.
The tissues around the lips thin and become less supportive, so that vertical lines (the barcodes) appear around both lips, especially the upper lip. As dentition and bone structure fails, the lower face can retrude and the skin of the upper lip lengthens as muscles around the mouth elongate and slacken as tissue quality deteriorates. Marrionette lines deepen and the corners of the mouth may turn down. Unfortunately, this can make you appear sadder and less approachable, not just older.
Thin lips however, are not always due to the ageing process. Our genetics also determine lip height, length, projection, width and proportions of the upper and lower lips.. Some naturally will have thinner lips than they would wish for, and it is how we perceive our own looks or the response to our appearance that drives the desire for interventionBook a Consultation