Liplase for natural lip enhancement

Liplase is a more focused application of the Smoothlase technique, this time for de-aging the lips. It is also a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment. It is performed from inside and outside of the lips on the vermillion border.


For Liplase, there are 2 or 3 treatments of approximately 20 minutes each. Visits are 3 weeks apart to allow your collagen to develop. The laser energy will be applied across the inside of the lip border, then the outside. Post treatment, the outer, dry part of the lips will go through 3 phases:

  • Slight swelling/inflammation for the first 24 hours
  • Surface peeling the 2nd to 3rd day, similar to chapped lips
  • New collagen filling up the lips on days 1-30

Dr. Hutchison recommends applying Vitamin E liberally throughout the day for the first 3 days.


  • No bruising
  • No injections
  • No foreign/synthetic materials
  • Fuller, tighter, rejuvenated lips
  • Shorter in-office procedures
  • No downtime

Once your new collagen is made, it should degrade at the same rate that the rest of the collagen in your body is degrading. That rate is dependent upon your diet and lifestyle; your overall state of health. That being said, for most people, a single visit touch-up treatment 12 months later is recommended to maintain your lips’ plumpness, tone, and elasticity.