The primary culprit for thinning lips is the localized depletion of collagen. As we age, the rate at which our body produces collagen begins to diminish rapidly.
After our 20’s, collagen is lost at 1%-2% per year. This results in decreased lips volume and “smoker” lines around the mouth.
Injectable dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Voluma are used to add lip volume and smooth out lips lines around the mouth. As with any treatment, make sure to have an experienced cosmetic injector that consults with you prior to the procedure. The best results are those that are natural looking and not overdone.