Upper Thin Lips Treatment & Lip Fillers in St. Paul, Edina

Upper Thin Lips Treatment & Lip Fillers in St. Paul, Edina

Although conditions like thin upper lip syndrome are genetic, everyone experiences thinning of the lips as they age. You may have noticed that you have a thin upper lip, meaning the height of your upper lip border (the vermilion line) is reduced.

As your body’s natural production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin decrease with age, this decline leads to the loss of plumpness and causes a thin upper lip.

Lip liner and lip masks only go so far. If you have a thin upper lip and you’re looking for dermal fillers as a solution, our team at Metropolitan Skin Clinic is here to give you fuller lips that still look natural!

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What Causes the Upper Lip to Thin?

Thin, aging lips are a common issue that many people become insecure about with age. Although thin lips are undoubtedly beautiful, some people prefer to fix thin lips through filler. So what causes thin upper lip issues? If you notice that you’re experiencing thinning lips, there are four underlying causes that might be contributing:

  • Natural aging process: A loss of collagen and elastin happens naturally with age, resulting in skin’s volume and firmness lessening. This impacts skin laxity, resulting in naturally thin lips. Although a well-rounded skincare routine and SPF lip balm can help combat signs of aging, thin lips are still common.
  • Genetics: Your lip volume is highly impacted by genetics. If you were born with small lips, it could mean that your lips look even smaller as you lose elastin.
  • Excessive sun exposure: Spending a lot of time in the sun without taking preventative measures can lead to a premature loss of volume and the development of lines and wrinkles.
  • Smoking: Smokers often see an impact on their facial features, particularly in the perioral area. Those who smoke have restrictive blood flow to vital tissue structures, especially in the lip area. As a result, the lips begin to form vertical lines referred to as “smokers lines.”
What Causes the Upper Lip to Thin?

Addressing Thinning Lips Through Skin Treatments

Treatments that we offer include:

Lip Filler on Thin Upper Lips

If you’re looking to fix thin lips, please schedule an initial consultation with us as you have options! A thin upper lip filler is an injection that adds volume to your lips. The most common lip fillers are those that contain substances such as hyaluronic acid. There are many different types of hyaluronic acid fillers and aesthetic treatments that address thinning lips. Rest assured that dermal filler can help increase your lip size and restore volume while still helping you maintain a natural appearance.
Once the lips have been injected, you’ll notice that your lips swell initially. Over time, the initial plumpness that you had from the filler will naturally dissolve.

Juvéderm for Thin Top Lip

Of the many lip injections for thin upper lip issues, Juvéderm is our preferred choice. Made with hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm is an FDA-approved filler that helps support and shape your lips.
Juvederm can be used as an upper lip injection to address areas such as the cupid’s bow and lost volume in this area. If needed, it can be used in the lower lip as well to add volume and create a perfectly proportioned pout.
Cosmetic treatments such as Juvederm have many varieties from which you can choose. For example, Juvederm Volbella is used to add volume to create fuller lips while smoothing the lines and wrinkles around the lips. This product has a thin consistency and provides patients with natural yet effective results. You will work with one of our professionals to develop a treatment plan that achieves your goals.

Lip Flips Through Botox

There are other non-surgical procedures outside of an upper lip injection that can help you achieve a natural lip contour without fillers such as lip flip Botox. Botox, FDA-approved injections that stop the nerve signals that make muscles move, can help lift the upper lip, often referred to as a “lip flip.” When used with Juvéderm fillers, Botox helps shape your upper lip. All it takes is 4-6 units of Botox at the center of the lip, near the cupid’s bow, and near the corners of the mouth. This process helps to relax the muscles, allowing the lip to curl outward which makes them appear larger and fuller.

Addressing Thinning Lips Through Skin Treatments

How Much Is It to Treat Thinning Lips?


We use Juvéderm Volbella to fill in thin upper lips. Each syringe is available for only $800 at our clinic. With Juvederm upper lip injections, the results are beautiful and natural.


Botox units to help raise the upper lip’s vermilion line cost $15 each.

How Much Is It to Treat Thinning Lips?

Thin Upper Lip Treatments - Before and After





What Our Patients Are Saying About Thin Lips Treatment in Metropolitan Skin Clinic

What Our Patients Are Saying About Thin Lips Treatment in Metropolitan Skin Clinic

Awesome . Great place .
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Thin Upper Lip Treatment in Minneapolis Area

If you have naturally thin lips and you’ve been searching for a solution, your search is over! Metropolitan Skin Clinic offers leading lip treatments. We have various lip treatments to help your lips look their best.


M: 9 am-6 pm

T-Th: 9 am-7 pm

Fri: 9 am-6 pm

Sat: 8 am-3 pm

Sun: Closed

Frequently Asked Questions About Thin Upper Lip Treatment

How can I properly care for my thinner upper lip if it’s been injected with dermal fillers?

After receiving thin upper lip injections, we recommend you apply ice to the treated area and that you stay hydrated. Avoid strenuous exercise and hot temperatures for at least 24 hours after the injections. We also suggest you avoid blood-thinning medications like aspirin and ibuprofen.

Is it painful to get upper lip treatments such as hyaluronic acid fillers?

Some patients feel a slight pinch or some discomfort, but it is brief. Our estheticians will do their best to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

How can I prepare for cosmetic treatments such as filler?

A couple of days before the injections, stop taking blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen and aspirin and avoid vitamin E and fish oil supplements. You should also avoid alcohol for at least a day before the injections.

How quickly will I see the results from aesthetic treatments for my small upper lip?

Although everyone is different and results can vary, most of our patients see visible changes to their lips within 24 to 48 hours.

When will my upper lip begin to have a natural appearance after the injections?

Any pain you experience should go away after 12 to 24 hours. Swelling can take up to a week to fully fade, though most people do not have much swelling after 48 hours.


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