Lip Enhancement

Lip enhancement creates fuller lips and can also be used to reduce the fine wrinkles around the mouth. A hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm® or Restylane® is most commonly used to give a soft, supple and natural-appearing result. As with most facial fillers, the expertise of the dermatologist is imperative and proper placement of the material is important to give the optimal result. The goal of lip enhancement is to restore the volume that is often lost with age so as to give a more youthful appearance. Of course, some patients may desire more fullness resulting in plumper lips, and this can usually be achieved to the desired level of enhancement.

Lip enhancement can also be achieved by laser lip rejuvenation with fractional laser resurfacing (Fraxel Re:pair® or Starlux 1540®). Laser resurfacing can peel away sun damage to improve texture and wrinkles. Fillers can also be used after treatment, if needed, to give an enhanced effect.