The lips are the considered to be the central feature of the lower portion of the face. Full and well-defined lips can show a sense of health, youth, sexuality, and general attractiveness. People have an innate sense for finding certain looks or proportions to be balanced and attractive. The shape of a person’s lips is predetermined genetically, leading some people to have thick and full lips, while others may have lips that are thinner by comparison.
The lips reach their fullness in a person’s late teenage years or the early twenties. Flat and skinny lips are a result of the aging process. Over time, as the lips age with the rest of the body, they become flatter and thinner, losing volume. With aging, the skin becomes less elastic as a result of natural loss of collagen. Cumulative damage from exposure and sun damage can also promote wrinkling, irregular pigmentation, and a loss of firmness, which make for an aged appearance. Facial fat is also reduced in volume, and in its distribution. The combination of these factors eventually cause the lips to look thinner and flatter over time Fortunately there are a variety of cosmetic solutions to restore the appearance of full and healthy lips.