Get Silky for 2017
- Posted on: Dec 30 2016
Some women are lucky — they are born with great lips. Back in the 50s and 60s you could point to Sophia Loren and her beautiful lips. Her time came long before dermal fillers had been invented; those lips were all hers.
Today, the gold standard of great lips is Angelina Jolie. While she may get a little help with those perfect lips, they’re probably mostly hers. But who knows for sure?
But when you look in the mirror it seems that your lips have thinned as you’ve become older and they’ve developed vertical lines. Ugh!
You don’t have to live with those lips, though. You can have fuller lips thanks to your friends at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics. We use Restylane Silk, the first FDA-approved filler specifically for lip enhancement and for smoothing wrinkles around the mouth.
What is Restylane Silk?
Restylane Silk is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. All hyaluronic acid fillers are known as “natural fillers” because hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body (and in most animal bodies) where its job is to bind with water molecules to help plump and hydrate the skin. Because it occurs naturally in the body, it also rarely causes a reaction when used as a filler.
It’s no accident that Restylane Silk was the first filler approved by the FDA specifically for the lips — it was designed for your kisser and its surroundings.
What’s different about it? It uses smaller, smoother particles suspended in a water-based gel. This allows it to be used for much more defined, localized results. This is important because as we age lines form on our lips, between our nose and mouth, and on the fringes of our lips. That’s why at Northcoast we don’t use Restylane Silk simply to plump the lips, but also to address vertical wrinkles and other wrinkles surrounding the mouth.
Who wants plumper lips? I do. I do.
You may not think about this, but the lips are like your fingerprints — each pair of lips is unique. Probably for that reason, there really isn’t a “standard” for lip beauty. There are even some regional differences: what is deemed beautiful here in Ohio may not pass the same muster in California. But there is agreement that rounder, fuller lips are viewed as more attractive and appealing. And no one likes the lines are wrinkles that show themselves on and around our lips as we grow older.
Proportion is key with your lips. The Cupid’s Bow, the downward curve at the top middle of your lips, is the most attractive when it is well-defined and when both sides are equal. Overall side-to-side symmetry is important. The lips should be the most full in the center, tapering off at the corners. When viewed from the side, the upper lip should project slightly beyond the lower lip.
The team at Northcoast Laser Cosmetics has extensive experience with Restylane Silk. So, why not have the beautiful lips you’ve always wanted for 2017? Call us at 440-NEW-FACE and set up an appointment.