Thin lips
Causes and treatment

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Frequently asked questions

How can I make my thin lips stand out with makeup? Plus Icon

Use a lip liner, darker than your lipstick. By applying the darker liner on the outside of your mouth, it will create a nice effect that will make your lips look plumper.Blend two lipsticks.  When your lipstick gradually gets lighter in the centre of the lips, it creates the appearance of fuller lips.

Can cold temperatures damage my lips? Plus Icon

Similar to the effect hot temperatures may cause to your lips, cold weather can make your lips become chapped and dry. Try to avoid licking your lips as this will dry out the lips even more.

How do lip fillers work? Plus Icon

Lip fillers are injected into the lip in the form of a vial. A vial is simply a measurement of injectable liquid administered during the treatment. Typically a lip filler treatment would require one or two vials, depending on the effect that needs to be created.  At sk:n, we use several brands including Juvéderm® dermal fillers as lip fillers to create volume, re-contour or add definition to the lips. Juvederm® contains Hyaluronic acid, a substance which naturally occurs in the body and so it’s completely safe to use.

Treatment for thin lips

Although there are a variety of treatments for your thin lips, it is recommended you consult an expert practitioner who will advise you of the best option for your individual case.

Lip fillers

With near immediate results (lips start developing from 48 hours following treatment) and lasting up to 12 months, lip fillers involves injecting a clinically-proved, developed solution under your skin with a fine needle to plump and fill the lips. A solution called Juvéderm®, which contains hyaluronic acid, is used to replace the natural substance in your skin that repairs damaged tissue.

Natural remedies

Some store-cupboard favourites can produce a plumping effect on your lips. A cinnamon lip scrub, honey and clove oil can all stimulate blood flow and make your lips look fuller.

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