Loss of lip volume
Loss of lip volume occurs over time and results in thinner lips with poor edge definition and a down turning of the lip corners. Vertical lines above the lip (smoker’s lines) and creases in the lower lip can also appear.
Several factors associated with the loss of lip volume include decreased elasticity of the skin (see Lax skin), sun damage, the formation of wrinkles and changes to the facial structure such as the alignment of the teeth and a loss of muscle and bone.
As we age the loss of lip volume and a down turned mouth can create a sad or stern look – while not intentional. Treatments are available at The Rosenthal Clinic to reduce these effects. In some cases, restoring the mouth and lip area can be done without increasing the lip size.
A consultation is recommended to determine the best treatment path to address your concerns.