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I use Fraxel re:pair for correcting upper lip lines. If done as an isolated procedure, it can be done in less than 5 minutes with minimal discomfort, and no need for oral sedation or pain medication. Sometimes, 2 treatments might be needed, but I have had good results with just one aggressive treatment. Results should last about 5 years. You will have redness up to 2 months. This is a very cost effective, and in my opinion, better-looking result, particularly for the...
Smoker's lines around the lips are often a result of both direct damage to the skin from the smoke, causing vertical lines, and volume loss with aging. I advocate a combination approach to improve the lips without ending up looking like a duck. I believe that filler material can be used to revolumize the lips and then the vertical lines can be treated by dermabrasion or laser resurfacing to "sand down" the wrinkles. I have used this combination of methods successfully many...
Fillers are the single best treatment for this problem. I like the underutilized Cosmoderm since I can go very superficially and not worry about the blue bleb that the hyaluronic acid fillers can create. There are a few tricks her that the experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon can utilize. Run the filler along the vermilion border. Just a touch to prevent trout pout look. Go, not only up the line but also perpendicular to it. Be sparing,using microdroplets. A bit of Botox in...
“Smoker lines” are actually possible whether you smoke or not. Smoking breaks down the production of collagen which increases the appearance of wrinkles, so it’s good to avoid smoking altogether. But it’s not the only cause of these lines. Time, age and sun damage can also contribute to these wrinkles. For the small, vertical lines above the upper lip, a filler such as Juvederm may be a good option. Because of this filler's smooth consistency, it works well to...
Dysport or Botox can be used on the upper lip, and is a wondeful way to help in softening the wrinkles in that area. Unfortunately our collagen becomes broken down the older be get and the more we expose ourselves to free radicals such as pollution and smoking, perhaps a combination of Dermal filler and Botox/Dysport would be favorable, but it is hard to say without seeing your actual face. Visit with creditable doctors in your area for consultations to find the best fit for you. Good...
Despite what many people believe, smoker's lines or vertical lines above the upper lip are quite common regardless of whether or not someone smokes. This muscle is quite strong and works like a purse string effect. We usually recommend a treatment plan that combines more than one modality. Using small doses of Botox will help relax the underlying problem--an overactive muscle. Unfortunatey, the effects wear off within approximately six weeks. Using cosmetic dermal fillers is a nice...
Hard to tell without photos or exam. This is a very common question. There are several causes; decreasing soft tissue, sun exposure, etc. There are also several treatment options; Botox, Fillers, Peels, Laser. Each individual is different. Sometimes combination therapy is the best option. See a physician experienced in these modalities.
The best way to get rid of the lines around the mouth is a combination of Restylane or Belotero around the lips to fill in the creases, and Fraxel to resurface the wrinkles. You may need several Fraxel treatments depending on the depth of the wrinkle. Dermabrasion is also very effective but has a long down time and is a more intense surgical procedure.
I commonly use tiny drops of Botox or Dysport around the mouth to soften the lines, and then I inject a natural-feeling filler into the borders of the lips called the vermilion. This approach works in most people and looks very natural (I refuse to make someone look like a duck, even if they keep asking for more filler!). For those with severe lip lines, laser resurfacing can go the extra mile to help soften these lines.
You should start with a good micro/chem which helps exfoliate and increase cell turnover. There are some fillers that may help as well. The best idea is to make an appointment for a consultation with a noted Practitioner and see what they would suggest when it comes to the fillers. "Dr.D"