Perfect your pout: Botox® for enhancing lip contour in Colorado Springs, CO

Botox® Cosmetic is a household name for treating “frown lines” on the forehead and “crow’s feet” around the eyes. It can  also be used effectively to enhance lips. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Schroeder is a pioneer in the use of innovative cosmetic dermatologic treatments and cosmeceuticals. Your natural appearance, safety, and health are in exceptional hands at Perfect Skin Dermatology in Colorado Springs, CO.

Lip lines 

Your lipstick bleeds into them; others may assume you’re a smoker. Youthful tissues contain plenty of natural hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin that contribute to well-moisturized, firm, and elastic skin. As your skin ages, these components lessen. This aging process hastens expression lines. Likewise, lifestyle behaviors (such as smoking and unprotected skin exposure to harmful UV light from the sun or tanning beds) contribute to premature aging and prominent expression lines. 

Additionally, structural changes within the skin cause the corners of the lips to droop. A downturned mouth may give you a perpetually sad appearance. The underlying muscles pull the corners of the mouth downward. Fortunately, there is a non-invasive treatment at our practice that targets the source of your lip lines. Botox® softens the lip lines and lessens perioral signs of aging.

Botox® for lips

As with other injectable neuromodulator treatments (Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau), Dr. Schroeder administers Botox® to precise points around the lips. She uses precision techniques to ensure that  Botox® is injected to achieve the desired level of improvement. This injected product improves the appearance of lip lines by interfering with the neural signals that “tell” your muscles to contract. A muscle that is less-strong produces a much weaker expression line. By relaxing the muscles in the lip area, our patients have enjoyed not only less visible “smoker’s lines,” but also a “lift” to downturned lips when injected into appropriate facial muscles. Appearance transforms to resemble how confident, happy, vibrant, and youthful you feel on the inside. Additionally, Botox® can provide subtle enhancement to the upper and lower lip to augment a deflated pout (lip-flip).

Generally, cosmetic injectables are well-tolerated, non-invasive, fast, low-risk, and no-downtime procedures. “Touch-up” appointments will be needed to maintain the stunning results. We look forward to discussing options that work best for your skin and goals during a consultation. Contact our Perfect Skin Dermatology team today at (719) 421-7132 to schedule your visit.

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