Lips Whitening and Firming
What causes lips darkening and thinning?Prolonged exposure to sunlight, excessive consumption of caffeine, smoking, inappropriate use of lips product can contribute to the darkening of the lips. Lips thinning is unavoidable with aging due to collagen loss, it is further exacerbated with factors that accelerate aging such as unhealthy lifestyle.
How is Lips Whitening performed?With good selection of case, lips whitening can be achieved by Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser. Generally whitening can be seen after 1 treatment. A series of treatments will have a better outcome. It is also important to apply lips care product that contains UV protection.
What are the treatment options for Lips Firming?
Lips firming aim to restore the volume of the lips. Quick result can be achieved with the use of soft cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Non-injectable treatment is now possible with the use of Fractional Erbium:YAG laser directly target on the lips for collagen stimulation, giving rise a plumper appearance.
Are there any side effects?
After the laser treatment, one may feel dryness and mild swelling followed by peeling of the skin 1-2 days later. With proper hydration and lips balm, the reaction is extremely tolerable. Injectables with hyaluronic acid might cause some bruising at the injection site and tenderness which normally subside after few days.