Everybody’s facial features are different, and while some are lucky enough to be born with full, plump lips, others suffer from shape challenged lips which are uneven and thin. One of the main causes of shape challenged lips is genetics, and they are often something men and women are simply born with.

Ageing can also play a part in the shape of lips, and they can change and lose shape over time. It is common for the top lip to drop, look thinner and turn slightly inwards with age, and this is caused by a loss of collagen in the skin and reduction of muscle mass. As the face and cheeks lose muscle and tissue over time, it has an effect on the shape and size of the lips.

For some men and women, shape challenged lips are a simple sign of ageing and a natural feature. But for others, it can have a negative impact on self-confidence and lead to them feeling self-conscious about their appearance.

Shape Challenged Lips Treatments At Hans Place Practice

At Hans Place Practice, we are specialists in cosmetic treatments that can help with the appearance of shape challenged lips. We advise anyone considering treatment for their lips to book a full  assessment to determine the best treatment option.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a popular treatment for improving the appearance of shape challenged lips. They involve a clear gel, similar to hyaluronic acid produced by the body, being injected into the lips to create volume and augment the shape. This gel works with the body to smooth, plump and fill shape challenged lips. Results are instant and will last for approximately six months before a top-up is required. With time, dermal fillers will be broken down by the body’s normal biological processes.

Find out more about dermal fillers here.