Oh My Lips! How to Achieve and Keep the Perfect Lips

Are your lips perfectly kissable? Give your smoocher the attention it deserves this summer and achieve pucker-up perfection. Keep reading for some great beauty secrets that will keep your lips looking their best both now and for years to come.

Hydrate… Good for the Body and for the Lips

If you want your lips to look your best, water is your friend. Drinking plenty of water will ensure that your lips are sufficiently hydrated. This can reduce dryness and flaking skin and even boost up volume. If you have a hard time drinking enough, consider carrying a water bottle when you’re on the go. Easy access to water makes it easier to drink often. Your lips won’t be the only part of your body that sees the benefit of adequate hydration; your skin will look and feel better too!

Lips Need Sunscreen Too

Did you know that your lips need sunscreen just like your face? Don’t leave your kisser unprotected when you head outside. Many lip balms and moisturizers contain sunscreen to protect your lips and keep them from getting burnt. Choose a product specifically designed for your lips, not just regular sunscreen lotion. Lip sun protection products are designed with delicate lip skin in mind and are safe for use around your mouth.

Give Your Lips a Boost

If you want a fuller pout, Dr. Matarasso can help. Lips often lose their fullness as the body ages; fillers can restore what’s been lost, plumping up your lips to perfection. We offer several different dermal filler options that are ideal for lips. Check out a few below:

  • lip-augmentationJuvederm– This injectable gel filler can gently reduce the signs of aging across your face and your lips. It can provide a natural looking plumping  that can last up to 6-9 months or more. For a long lasting and beautiful boost to your lips, ask us if Juvederm is right for you.
  • Perlane– Containing hyaluronic acid, a sugar naturally found in the body, Perlane can give your lips added fullness in just one set of injections. This unique filler doesn’t require a pre-treatment skin test and can last up to 60% longer than collagen.
  • Restylane– Designed to smooth wrinkles and sculpt the lips, Restylane  can give your lips a natural looking and beautiful shape. This risk for allergic reaction is very low. Ask Dr. Matarasso is this filler might help you achieve your perfect lips.

Add Some Color

One final tip for great looking lips this summer: Don’t fear color. A little lipstick can give your lips a bold new look. Even a tinted lip gloss or balm can turn up the volume on your lips, adding a little extra intrigue. If you shy away from color, stop. Your lips will thank you.

For great lips today, tomorrow, and forever, come in and talk with Dr. Matarasso about your options. He’ll help your kisser to achieve that perfect pout you’ve always wanted.