Thin lips are generally caused by a lack of collagen in the skin. Collagen is a natural protein that helps to keep the skin elastic and strengthens it by giving it volume.
While thin lips can be completely natural, they can also be a sign of ageing. As we get older our production of collagen drops dramatically, leaving the lips with less plumpness than before. Thin lips can also be a result of tiring of the muscles over the years. Other factors that reduce collagen production include dehydration, too much exposure to the sun, extreme weather, and smoking.
Leading a healthy and active lifestyle and keeping your lips thoroughly moisturised is the best way to keep them looking youthful and slow down thinning.
|Our very own Dr Nick Milojevic is regarded as a leading U.K. Doctor for treating and augmenting thin lips. With his light hands and artistic approach, he uses techniques such as “heart lips” to shape the lip to every patient’s wish.|