Meet Dr. Smith
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Age isn’t everything but when wrinkles, sagging skin, and lost volume start to catch up to you, your confidence can take a hit, no matter how young you feel on the inside. These changes are most often seen in the face, and beside the eyes, people tend to notice the mouth and lip area the most. Fortunately, Dr. Smith can help you regain those full lips you once had with Juvéderm.
What leads to thinning, disappearing lips? Aging is a prime culprit as your skin begins to lose its firmness and elasticity over time. Around age 30, collagen and elastin production start to slow, leaving your pucker less than plump. Gravity can cause the tissue around the mouth to droop and sag over time, further contributing to the dilemma. Smoking can also wreak havoc on the appearance of your lips as the repeated contractions of the mouth muscles can cause or worsen vertical lip lines—not to mention the damage the smoke does to the skin itself.
You can easily restore lost volume to the lips with Juvéderm. Dr. Smith takes the time and care to perform every lip augmentation procedure himself to ensure the most comfortable experience. To enhance patient comfort even further, Juvéderm contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that reduces any discomfort the injections may cause. Treatment sessions are quick and there’s little to no downtime. Results typically last about one to two years and patients tend to need less product in follow-up Juvéderm treatments to achieve their results—an added benefit that could make it more affordable in the long run.
It’s not just the lips themselves that contribute to an aging appearance in the mouth area. Lip enhancement can mean treating the surrounding trouble spots too. Dr. Smith also uses Juvéderm to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines, vertical lip lines, and lines or wrinkles near the corners of the mouth. This holistic approach to lip enhancement can really enable patients to achieve the outcome they want. In some cases, Dr. Smith may recommend a combination of more extensive treatments, such as facial fat injections or a mini facelift, to bring the entire face into balance and achieve the most dynamic results.
Let Dr. Smith and his dedicated staff help you with any questions or concerns you may have on restoring volume to your lips with Juvéderm. This quick and comfortable experience at Smith Plastic Surgery can work wonders to reverse the appearance of aging lips. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Smith today.