Dr. Mitchel Goldman Beauty Q&A
Q: We hear about luscious, full lips all the time – why the big fuss?
A: Regardless of age, your lips can lose volume and definition as well as develop lip lines that accentuate the mouth. You appear older, unhealthier, and constantly displeased.
We know that’s not the look you want on the day you’ve been dreaming about for years. Yet, being self-conscious about your thinning lips makes for smiles that look uncomfortable and stressed. If this sounds like you, visiting your local cosmetic dermatologist should be on your wedding prep “to do” agenda.
Your dress will get a lot of attention on your wedding day, but that’s only because you’ll be the most beautiful woman in the room. Make sure your lips are as beautiful and irresistible. Even if you’ve had thin lips your whole life, yet have never pulled the trigger on correcting this, now might be the perfect time for it.
Q: What causes thin or thinning lips?
A: Although age can be a factor, thin or thinning lips also occur due to genetics, smoking, and excessive sun exposure. But don’t despair – a dermal filler like Restylane, Belotero, Juvederm, or Juvederm Volbella is an ideal solution.
Q: How can dermal fillers help thin lips?
A: Restylane, Juvederm, Volbella, and Belotero all gradually add volume and definition to your lips for a natural-looking effect. Each is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that doesn’t cause allergic reactions. Your lips look more sculpted, more delicate, more feminine – the model of bridal beauty!
Q: When should brides-to-be get their lips done?
A: To make sure your lips are at their kissable best, get them done at least 4 weeks before your big day. If you’re worried about overdoing it, you could have a trial run by getting just a small amount injected, as many brides do. If you like the look yet want a more dramatic effect, the dosage can be increased. If this latter idea is to your liking, you’ll want to do this about 2-3 months before the ceremony.
Q: How long should the fuller lips last?
A: You’ll see the effects immediately, and they will continue improving over the next 4-6 weeks, after which your lips will look naturally fuller and more alluring. You may even see a reduction of fine lines around your lips, as well.
Although it’s not uncommon to have mild side effects – e.g., soreness, inflammation, bruising, and swelling – they usually disappear within a week. The gel synthesizes well with your body to create supple lips lasting 6-9 months. Even better, the hydrating effects ensure rejuvenated, sensual lips that allow you to look younger and even more ravishing!
You can book an appointment with Dr. Goldman at:
Cosmetic Laser Dermatology
9339 Genesee Ave #300,
San Diego, CA 92121