Valentine’s Day celebrates beautiful, soft, voluptuous lips. You only have a brief time to get your lips into condition for Valentine kisses, and Orlando Cosmetic Surgery will help you get ready!
Whether you have a pretty sculpted pout, a Cupid’s bow or rosebud lips, we are here to help you attain your softest, smoothest, shapeliest, and most kissible lips.
In this blog we bring you daily care tips as well as basic information about our gorgeous lip enhancement procedures.
Orlando Cosmetic Surgery’s Valentine Primer for Lip Care
Valentine’s Day, comes at a season when outdoor cold air and dry indoor heating can chap, shrink, peel and even blister your lips. Orlando Cosmetic Surgery thought you might need some beautiful hints to help prepare your lips those tender Valentine’s Day Kisses:
1. xoxxox’s (Hugs and Kisses are) for Exfoliation
For your smoothest lips, we suggest you gently exfoliate with a wash cloth or soft tooth-brush. We caution you against overdoing it or using strong products that might be irritations.New York dermatologist Dennis Gross, M.D. states, “Lip exfoliators (products that contain fruit-acid-based alpha or beta hydroxy acids) slough off dead skin — much like the ones you’d use on your face.”
He adds “But if you have sensitive skin or your lips are severely chapped or cracked, use these products cautiously [no more than once weekly] as they do contain acids that can irritate skin.”
2. Get Protection!
Did you know your lips are especially susceptible to disfiguration or cancer from sun exposure? The most basic level of lip care is to protect the lips with an SPF 15 or higher sunscreen. This is done with products like lip balm or a stick. By the way, your lower lip actually receives more direct sunlight.
3. Mouth Watering Moisture!
Hydrate. You should not only moisturize the surface of your lips, but also moisturize them from the inside out, by drinking lots of water. Experts tell us the skin on your lips is unlike any other skin on your body. “It’s thinner (allowing the blood vessels to be visible, making the lips look red) and has no oil glands (oil acts as a barrier for skin, helping to protect it from the elements).”
Watch out for extended wear or matte lipsticks, for they too can dry and crack your lovely lips.
Keep your lips hydrated by drinking lots of water. Likewise, you must not develop the habit of licking your lips.
Did you know your own saliva has digestive enzymes that can lead to drying and chapping?
4. Repeat Steps 1, 2 and 3!
Like your sunscreen, lip protection, be it in a balm or lipstick must be reapplied to be effective. Simply re-do your lip protection about every two hours
Don’t forget to treat lips to a little extra moisturizer at bedtime so they do not dry out while you sleep.
Amazing Non-surgical Procedures for Lips
Experts at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery tell us “Our lips age just as we do, and they begin to lose their definition and plumpness.A range of both surgical and non-surgical techniques like fillers are available to safely and effectively get younger lips back.
Do you seek refinement and contour in your lips? Has age, smoking or genetics provoked wrinkles or lines, and caused your mouth to look older than it should?
Today the doctors and staff at Orlando Cosmetic surgery can enhance or restore natural looking, full lips with amazing injectable fillers, or even your own injected fat cells.
These require minimal recovery time. “The result is a refined, contoured mouth and lip that blends into the patient’s natural features and doesn’t make them look like a cartoon character,” says Stephen S. Park, MD, Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery President.
You could also opt for injections comprised of your own fat cells which are removed and processed from a different area of your body and then re-injected into your lips.
Call and come to Orlando Cosmetic Surgery to learn all about the options for your renewed, youthful lips, and make Valentine’s Day, 2015, a celebration of your most kissible lips ever!