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The natural processes of aging and significant changes in your body composition can affect your skin and facial features in a variety of ways. One of the more notable changes that can occur is the gradual thinning or reduction in the volume of the lips.

As the years go by the upper lip can thin and the lower lip can flatten, leaving you looking older than you feel. Fortunately, our Master Aesthetic Specialist, Dawn Stringini, has a few different ways to bolster the volume of your lips.

After a basic examination she will present you with some possible options. In many of these cases she might recommend a dermal filler injection of JUVÉDERM®. It uses hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally hydrating substance that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for dermal filler applications.

Our aesthetician carefully injects a small volume of JUVÉDERM® into key locations around the upper and lower lip, which safely plumps the surrounding tissues. As time goes on your body will naturally start to absorb the hyaluronic acid, causing the plump appearance to slowly fade. At that point you might be interested in returning to the Lux Spa for a secondary dermal filler injection.

If you live in the communities around Chicago, Illinois, and you are unhappy with the flat or thin appearance of your lips, you should call 773-868-4800 to set up an appointment at the Lux Spa.