The aging lip
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One of the most obvious signs of aging occurs around the mouth. Lines develop around the mouth as a result of age and sunlight damage. The lips are lengthened by means of gradual looseness. The vermilion is inverted, together with the pink portion of the lip which is due to bone changes known as osteoporosis. The corners of the mouth turn down, and the lower lip looses its youthful appearance.

The procedure to the aging lip can be accomplished in a multitude of ways. Lip improvement can be achieved with the use of CO2 laser treating fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Dermabrasion is generally more practical and an easier procedure for the lip and chin wrinkles giving the same result and sometimes even better than the laser treatment. Although dermabrasion works perfectly on the lips, it has no real practical use for the eyelids or full face skin resurfacing.This is because eyelid skin is very thin and it is not advisable to use this procedure around the eyelid area. If the lips have to be done as part of a full face skin resurfacing, laser energy or chemical peelings would be advisable. For additional information see The full face skin resurfacing

Both Laser and Dermabrasion for treating the aging lip may be performed on an outpatient basis using local anaesthesia following medication resulting in complete mental and physical calmness. Mild swelling and discomfort may be experienced following the procedure; however this can be controlled by using the correct medication.

There will be some crusting of the skin, but this will most likely be gone within 6-7 days. The skin will be pink to red over the next 6 to 8 weeks, but with makeup may be concealed after the first 2 weeks. Some pinkness can remain for up to 3 months.

If some wrinkles are still visible following skin resurfacing, additional treatment with injectable filler may be necessary. For further information see Wrinkles-Injectable fillers

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