7 Useful Tips To Give You More Youthful-Looking Lips

We are proud to say that no one appreciates the importance of lips more than the highly-trained aesthetic providers at Donaldson Plastic Surgery. We can think of no better way to honor this day by sharing our top tips for youthful-looking lips.

1. Lip filler

Lip filler is one of our most popular treatments, with thousands of patients having had received their lip filler treatments from our office. Volume in lips is a hallmark sign of youthfulness — as we age, we lose this volume over time. Lip filler is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a protein compound found naturally in our bodies. This substance is an excellent building-block for restoring lost volume in the lips, and can even allow us to create youthful-looking lips that will compliment your natural features. We tend to be give you a more conservative, natural treatment, especially if it is your first treatment. We can always add more filler with a touch-up!

2. Botox “Lip-flip”

Have you heard of a lip-flip? This lesser-known injectable technique has recently become a desirable alternative for those who are not interested in traditional lip fillers. Rather than adding volume, the Botox lip-flip instead relaxes the orbicularis oris muscle, allowing the top lip to relax and unfurl. “Flipping” the top lip slightly outwards this way results in a more noticeable projection of the cupid’s bow and upper tubercle (the small, rounded middle part of the upper lip), which gives the lips a fuller-looking appearance. Results can vary with the lip-flip, but it often is a good way to try out minimally-invasive techniques for more youthful-looking lips.

Lip Repair Treatment Being Performed

3. Lip Repair Enhancement

Show your lips the extra love they deserve! Tatjana, our medical aesthetician, offers the Lip Repair treatment as a special service enhancement — it is designed to combine with a facial treatment to plump, moisturize, and refine the look of the lips. It addresses dry, chapped lips, and helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and the harsh effects of the environment. This treatment can be added to any skincare service to enhance your experience in the Donaldson Plastic Surgery medspa.

4. YouthFull Lip Replenisher

This product is the best hydrating lip serum that we carry, and is a cult-favorite among our team members! This product plumps, hydrates, and smooths lines on the lips. Made to use as an everyday nourishing lip balm, this product has a high-end feel with a thick and glossy finish. The long-lasting formula stays through daily living and overnight-wear. The Replenisher acts like a combination of hydrating serum and lip plumper, and there is a slight minty, cooling sensation when applied. We couldn’t recommend the Youthful Lip Replenisher more!

Mineral Lip Gloss Treatments

5. Glo Skin Beauty’s mineral lip gloss

Glo’s mineral lip gloss has a luxurious, creamy color and beautiful shine. This mineral gloss glides on lips easily, and actually hydrates your lips as you wear it. Glo’s lip glosses are great on their own, but are very effective on top of lipstick and lip liner to offer extra impact and shine! This is one of those must-have makeup staples that we recommend carrying with you wherever you go!

6. GrandeLips Hydrating Lip Plumper

Lip Hydration Treatment

The GrandeLips Hydrating Lip Plumper is our favorite plumping product. If you are not familiar with what a lip plumper does, it helps to stimulate visible projection and provide a plumping effect to provide fullness to your natural lips without any stinging or burning sensations. The GrandeLips formula moisturizes, smooths, and improves firmness. These hydrating glosses also come in a wide range of colors, including reds, browns, pinks, and clear.

7. ZO Exfoliating Polish

Exfoliation is an important part of maintaining youthful-looking lips! A fan-favorite from renowned medical-grade skincare line ZO Skin Health, the Exfoliating Polish uses microdermabrasion crystals to finely and gently remove excess dead skin cells from the skin’s surface layer. This makes it an excellent option for providing a youthful glow to the lips, as well as your face, neck, and décolleté. We recommend using this polish as your lip exfoliant because it is gentle, has a wonderful aroma, and will leave your lips looking soft and smooth.

7. Lip lift

A lip lift is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that shortens the space between the nose and the top of the lip, which can often elongate over time and make lips look thinner. When the upper lip is lifted, more of the pinkness of the lip is visible to others, making your lips look fuller and more pronounced. Compared to fillers, a lip lift is a permanent solution and an excellent option for anyone who would like to add height instead of just volume to their lips!

Ready for Youthful-Looking Lips?

If your lips are ready for some love, or you are simply curious about one of the treatment tips we’ve listed, set up a consultation with one of our providers! We would love to help you restore life in your lips. Happy Lips Appreciation Day!

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Some women wear the same makeup shades they used throughout their teens and 20s, while others are more adventurous and prefer to try out new looks. Among both groups, certain techniques can be combined with the right skin care system to help create a vibrant, youthful glow, while the wrong techniques can add years to a woman’s appearance. Here are the five most common makeup mistakes for women in their 40s and beyond.

1. Using Too Much Foundation

Wearing heavy, thick makeup can emphasize the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores rather than covering these perceived imperfections. To avoid this effect, women should choose a foundation one shade lighter than their skin tone. Add coverage only where needed for color correction and blend well. Those who use powder should apply it strategically rather than all over. Sheer formulas tend to work better for older women rather than long-wearing or matte varieties.

2. Wearing Black Eyeliner

A soft, brown eyeliner is the best choice for older women who want to emphasize their eyes. Avoid lining the lower lashes, since this will emphasize sagging skin in that area. A thin line close to the top lash line is usually the most flattering option. Go for a creamy pencil formula and smudge the line just slightly.

3. Choosing the Wrong Color BlushImage of Blush Palette

While blush adds appealing brightness to the face, a powder formula applied to the apples of the cheeks can highlight sagging skin. Instead, choose a cream blush blended well in thin layers from your cheekbones toward your temples. This creates a healthy flush of color that mimics the look of naturally rosy cheeks. When it comes to color, those with fair skin should go for pinks and peaches, while coral and berry hues are most flattering for darker skin.

4. Applying Dark Shadow All Over Your Lids

A smoky eye can definitely be sexy for an evening look, but don’t apply the dark color all over the lid. Instead, dab the dark shade at the outer corners to widen eyes and avoid drawing attention to wrinkled lids and crow’s feet.

5. Over-doing Lip Liner

At best, lip liner provides subtle definition to the lips and keeps lipstick in place. Choosing the right shade is critical, though, since liner that’s too dark looks instantly dated. Opt for lip liner one shade darker than the lip color of choice.


Women who want to freshen their makeup routine or want advice on creating a gorgeous new look can visit Michelle at Donaldson Plastic Surgery. As our lead makeup artist, she’s committed to helping clients feel beautiful and confident. Aesthetic services at our Columbus office include complimentary color match consultations, makeup lessons, and expert application for special occasions.