‘Cre­at­ing sym­met­ri­cal lip fixes dumpy, un­friendly look’

The Korea Times - - PEOPLE - By Kwak Yeon-soo [email protected]­re­atimes.co.kr

Over the past few years, lip in­jec­tions have be­come the go-to non­sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure for celebri­ties, in­flu­encers and in­di­vid­u­als look­ing to plump their pout and look sexy.

Yune Young-min, a der­ma­tol­o­gist at Rose Clinic, agrees that the pub­lic in­ter­est has shifted from the up­per to lower face.

“Lip in­jec­tions and fillers are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar in Korea thanks to grow­ing de­sire for a pleas­ant rest­ing look,” Yune said.

“Com­pared with the past, when Asians were stingy with their smiles, they are more will­ing to smile and ex­press them­selves. Also, peo­ple tend to like those who are per­ceived as happy.”

Yune said he in­jects botox into a pa­tient’s mar­i­onette lines, which ex­tend from the lip’s cor­ners to the jaw­line, and un­der­neath the lips to re-an­gle their struc­ture.

“The key to get­ting a great smile is to have sym­met­ri­cal lip struc­ture,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to him, up­per lip asym­me­try gives an un­pleas­ant, sneer­ing look whereas lower lip asym­me­try de­liv­ers a dumpy, un­friendly feel­ing.

“The most com­mon causes for hav­ing asym­met­ri­cal lip struc­ture are fa­cial paral­y­sis, plas­tic surgery and wear­ing braces for a few years,” Yune said.

Once the botox is in­jected be­neath the skin, it tight­ens the skin around the lips, soft­ens smile lines and wrin­kles around the mouth to help ac­ti­vate nat­u­ral col­la­gen buildup in the lip ar­eas, he ex­plained.

The ef­fect of lip botox can last any­where from three to six months. He added that some of his pa­tients have small amounts in­serted ev­ery three to four months to im­prove lip lines.

Apart from cre­at­ing lip sym­me­try, Yune also men­tioned that lip fillers are a nat­u­ral-look­ing cos­metic en­hance­ment.

“Lip fillers have be­come safer and re­versible. You can also re­move them any­time,” Yune said.

Yune also spe­cial­izes in neck botox, as his ul­ti­mate goal is to not only make pa­tients look more youth­ful, but give them a sense of con­fi­dence.

He said pa­tients now opt for com­bi­na­tion treat­ments that in­volve botox, fillers as well as lasers and mi­cro-needling to resur­face the neck skin and re­move wrin­kles.

When asked if neck botox is painful given that skin on the neck is thin­ner, Yune noted “neck­lines are sen­si­tive, so it’s def­i­nitely a lit­tle painful, but be­cause botox and fillers come in smaller par­ti­cles, you shouldn’t worry too much over ad­verse ef­fects.”

Rose Clinic is a lead­ing der­ma­tol­ogy clinic for botox treat­ment and filler in­jec­tion in Korea. Yune has par­tic­i­pated in var­i­ous lec­tures and pre­sen­ta­tions held in China, Ja­pan, Tai­wan and Malaysia to dis­cuss com­mon pro­ce­dures per­formed in der­ma­tol­ogy.

Cour­tesy of Rose Clinic

Yune Young-min, the der­ma­tol­o­gist at Rose Clinic

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