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Masks are Coming Off: Time to Say Goodbye to Lip Lines and Nasolabial Folds

Now that California’s mask mandates have been eased for people who’ve been vaccinated, you’re faced with…well, your face. Your lower face, to be precise, hasn’t seen the light of day for at least a year. Suddenly those signs of aging that you’d kept under wraps are visible to all.

Paul Yamauchi MD, PhD, and his team at Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center in Santa Monica, California, have a solution. They offer injectable rejuvenating therapies to erase nasolabial folds, lip lines, and other signs of aging. Instantly.

Your lips speak volumes

Your eyes may be the most expressive feature on your face and the windows to your emotions and your inner being, but your lips are just as important. Beautiful, plump lips convey vitality, confidence, and sensuality, too.

If you’re looking for the one anti-aging treatment that instantly lights up your face and makes you look more youthful, consider restoring volume to your lips. Our aesthetic experts choose from hyaluronic-acid (HA) based dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® and Restylane® to restore or augment the plumpness and shape of your lips.

Another sign of aging around the mouth is the presence of feathery wrinkles emphasized when you pucker your lips. Sometimes referred to as “smoker’s lines,” these troublesome, fine, perioral wrinkles may cause your lipstick to bleed. 

We smooth out and erase perioral lines with the thinnest forms of HA fillers. One of the most satisfying aspects of treating wrinkles and lines with dermal fillers is that your improvement is immediate: You leave our office looking refreshed and younger, with smooth, wrinkle-free skin.

You’re not a puppet

Marionette lines that run from your lips down to your chin are aging and distracting. Their downward trajectory calls attention to your lower face rather than keeping attention on your expressive eyes and lips.

Similarly, nasolabial folds that extend from your nose to your lips make you look older and sterner than you feel. We choose from the Juvéderm and Restylane families to fill in marionette lines and nasolabial folds. We also offer the new Revanesse® Versa™ HA-based filler, which can last for up to 12 months.

Don’t forget the rest of your face

Mask-wearing took us through a full cycle of the sun, and that means it’s been a year since most of your friends and co-workers have seen you in person. If you feel like you’ve lost volume in your midface, injectables help there, too.

In addition to the HA-based dermal fillers, we also banish wrinkles and folds and restore volume and shape with the collagen-stimulating filler Radiesse®. While the HA fillers immediately create volume, lift, and smoothness, Radiesse does that, plus it works with your body’s natural processes to create more supportive collagen.

Collagen is a long-strand protein that forms the matrix of your skin. Radiesse gel contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. The gel provides immediate volume, while the CaHA microspheres encourage your skin to produce new collagen over the next several months.

While it may feel overwhelming to have so many choices for your lower face now that you’ve laid your mask aside, we help you find the right solution for your types of lines and wrinkles, your skin, and your goals. To book your dermal fillers consultation and treatment, call our friendly staff or send us an online message

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