Kissable Lip Treatments for Valentine’s Day

Kissable lip treatments

Looking for kissable lips this Valentine’s Day? There are a few things you can do to improve the appearance of your lips and make them irresistible! In this blog post, we will discuss how to keep your lips healthy and looking their best. We will also describe some of the most popular aesthetic treatments for improving lip appearance. So whether you want to go the natural route or try a treatment like dermal fillers, facials, or laser hair removal, we have you covered!

Keeping Your Lips Healthy

Your lips have thinner skin than anywhere else on your face. The smooth pink appearance of your lips is due to the fact that blood vessels are visible beneath this fragile skin. This delicate skin on your lips is more sensitive and moves more than other regions of your face’s surface. As a result, it’s critical to take care of your lips to keep them healthy and attractive. Some ways to care for your lips include:

Moisturize

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Moisturize your lips using a lip balm or petroleum jelly to keep them hydrated. Keeping your lips hydrated is important because it makes them appear plump and soft. Try to avoid licking your lips because this will dry them out and can actually lead to infection.

Protect

Protect your lips from sun damage, such as dryness or discoloration, by wearing sunscreen. Despite the fact that many people use sunscreen on their face, not as many people know to apply sunscreen specifically to their lips. Using at least 30 SPF or higher is recommended to get the best protection. Additionally, it is recommended to apply sunscreen every hour since eating, drinking, and speaking can all cause sunscreen to be removed from your lips.

Exfoliate

Regularly exfoliating your lips can help keep them soft and free of dead skin cells. You can use a lip scrub or simply wet your toothbrush and brush your lips gently in a circular motion.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking is bad for your health overall, and it’s also terrible for your lips. Smoking causes dryness and wrinkles on the face, which will make your lips look older than they are. Additionally, smoking can cause a discoloration of your lip’s surface due to nicotine buildup and a lack of proper blood flow.

Aesthetic Treatments for Improving Lip Appearance

There are many aesthetic treatments that you can try to improve the appearance of your lips.  Below are some of the most popular treatments:

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a popular treatment for lips because they can provide an instant plumping effect, have minimal risks, and require very little downtime. They are also a great option for those who want to avoid surgery since they are minimally invasive. Dermal fillers are made from a variety of materials, but the most common are made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and is used to maintain skin hydration and volume.

When dermal fillers are injected into the lips, they can help add volume and create a fuller appearances. They can also help to add definition to the lips and decrease the appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers can also be injected into the areas surrounding the lips in order to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment

IPL treatments are another way to improve the appearance of your lips. For starters, IPL treatments use multiple wavelengths of light in order to eliminate the appearance of pigments such as sun damage or age spots. IPL treatments also stimulate the production of collagen by heating the skin and can even help destroy hair follicles to get rid of unwanted hair on the upper lip. IPL treatments are minimally invasive and only require a short amount of downtime.

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Facials

Facials are another way to improve the appearance of your lips. A facial can help remove dead skin cells from the surface of your lips, which can help reveal fresh new skin and make your lips appear smooth and soft. Facials also usually include a massage for the face and neck area, which helps with blood circulation around the mouth region. This improved blood circulation can help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. There are different types of facials that can be used, such as:

Skinwave Hydrogen Treatment

The Skinwave Hydrogen Treatment exfoliates the outer layer of skin while simultaneously depositing alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA), hyaluronic acid, and hydrogen into the deeper skin layers. This provides deep hydration and decreases signs of aging in your lips, as well as the rest of your face.

Microdermabrasion Treatment

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment that uses an abrasive tool made of laser-cut diamond tips to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. This reveals fresh new skin underneath and can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your lips, as well as dark spots or scars caused by acne. The effects are immediate and you will have smoother and softer lips after just one treatment!

Fire and Ice Facial

The Fire and Ice Facial starts with diamond-peel microdermabrasion, then a glycolic peel (fire) is applied to the skin to remove more dead skin cells. Once the peel has been neutralized, the “Ice” or rejuvenating mask will be applied to the skin to add hydration.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a great option for those who want to remove unwanted hair from their lips. Laser hair removal with the Lumenis LightSheer® laser uses a long laser wavelength to destroy the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin.  This prevents new hairs from growing back. The treatment is quick and painless, so it’s perfect for those who are on the go! This treatment can be used to improve the look of your lips by eliminating upper lip hair growth.

In Conclusion

If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your lips for Valentine’s Day, there are a variety of options. Dermal fillers can help add volume and definition to the lips while also reducing wrinkles in surrounding areas. Intense Pulsed Light treatments will eliminate unwanted pigmentation on the skin or hair follicles that may have caused scars or dark spots around your mouth area. A facial massage with any type of facial is another great way to keep your lips hydrated and fresh-looking by removing dead skin cells from their surface. Finally, laser hair removal can be used to remove any unwanted lip hair growth. With any of these treatments, you can easily obtain kissable lips just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Lee A. Kleiman

Dr. Lee A. Kleiman is a double board certified ENT & plastic surgeon at Anne Arundel ENT in Annapolis, Maryland known for his superior clinical outcomes in all Surgical and Non-Surgical ENT, specializing in Sinus Care, Voice and Swallowing, Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty, and Facelifts and Non-surgical Aesthetic. He also continues to attend conferences internationally and nationally to keep abreast of the latest treatments and technology. 

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