What causes chapped lips?
Chapped or chapped lips in winter can be attributed to several key factors such as changes in the weather and environment.
Little or no moisture in the air, combined with the harsh effects of the sun and other environmental factors, can have an intense drying effect on the lips.
While skin on the rest of the body may respond by increasing oil production, the lips have no oil glands, which means they will dry out more quickly. Indoors, constant use of heat without a humidifier can have a similar effect on the lips, leaving them vulnerable to cracking and chapping.
Treating chapped lips with hyaluronic acid fillers.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that helps skin cells retain moisture. Over time, environmental factors and the aging process can overwhelm hyaluronic acid production, accelerating the development of fine lines and wrinkles. When used to treat these cosmetic flaws, hyaluronic acid fillers help add volume to the treatment area by helping skin cells retain water. Combined with the stimulation of collagen production, patients are left with natural-looking skin that is conveniently well hydrated.
The use of hyaluronic acid for chapped lips has several important advantages. First, the injectable helps particularly vulnerable cells stay hydrated despite changes in weather and other factors. Second, the temporary results make it an attractive option that does not require frequent touch-ups.
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