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Lips

Lips are the most animated part of our face and therefore command major attention: yours and everyone else’s!

Characteristics of young, beautiful, natural lips include:

  • Symmetry
  • Volume that complements facial shape
  • Upper to lower lip proportion may be: 1 to 1, 1 to 1.2, 1 to 1,6, 1 to 2 depending on what best fits the person’s facial shape or ethnicity.
  • In all races, gorgeous lips display most of their volume within the space between 2 lines drawn straight down from the inner eye corners. Extending filler beyond that boundary will create a fish mouth look.

Aging thinning lips:

  • When lips just start to thin, just a little filler is all that’s needed to keep them kissable.
  • More significant lip thinning is often associated with upper lip wrinkling. In this case, the lip wrinkles should be addressed at the same time.
  • When rejuvenating an aging face, it is imperative to restore at least a tiny bit of lip volume to ensure an overall refreshed look

No-no’s:

  • Over-injection of the lip pulp, often described as “the #2 sausage in a #1 casing look.
  • Over-projection of the upper lip leading to the dreaded duck lip.
  • Treating aging lips without addressing aging around the mouth, such as lip wrinkles, down turned mouth corners and marionette lines.
  • Permanent fillers = absolute no-no in the lips.