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Monday, 17 February 2014 17:21

Are You Afraid of Aging? | Facial Contrast Part 3

HOW TO MAKE YOUR FACE LOOK INSTANTLY YOUNGER WITH CONTRAST

PART 2: EYES AND LIDS 

pink-Lip-LinerAs children, most of us have lips with a rosy cherubic color. As the decades pass, the lips tend to fade in color and the contrast between the border of the lips and the skin around the lips becomes less defined. With the loss of definition the border can become irregular and any asymmetries in the contour of the lip borders can appear exaggerated.

This is where lip liner comes in. A "lip-colored" lip liner allows you to restore that border, smoothing its contour and restoring the contrast between the rosiness of natural young lips and the skin outside of the lip line. Keep the lip liner close to your natural lip color or the lip color you're applying that day. Lip liner that is more than a shade darker than your lip color will look artificial and harsh. While you can "push" the border a little bit if you want the look of more volume, it's important to keep the lip liner from going onto the flat part of the lip outside the border.

If you feel that you've lost so much volume in the lips that enhancing them with lipstick or liner is an exercise in futility, I can restore the volume of the lips with a very long-lasting technique that will look beautifully natural. With all the overdone and "trout-mouth" lips that frighten people out of restoring lost volume, the fact remains that those results absolutely never need to happen. The difference between a disaster or even mediocrity and a beautifully restored lip requires:

1. An in-depth understanding of the anatomy and embryonic development of the lips and the area around them,
2. Impeccable technique,
3. Commitment,
4. Experience,
5. The correct product to restore the lips and
6. Artistic skill to sculpt a beautiful and natural-looking lip while correcting asymmetries.

"I was out to dinner with a few friends and they were talking about how awful those filled-up lips looked. They were saying they'd never have it done. Then one of my friends turned to me and said how lucky I was that I didn't need it. I just smiled."
--As related to Dr. Barbour by an actual patient whose lips she had restored.

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Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon,
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