Should I look at Botox for my upper lip area?
Botox for Upper Lip Area?
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Botox for the Upper Lip
Botox in very low doses is effective at helping to reduce vertical "smoker's lines" around the lips. Only one unit of Botox is used in each quadrant of the lip.
If too much Botox is used, get ready to slur your words and wipe the drool off of your chin. Choose your injector carefully.
Looks good at rest but no good pucker
The upper lip wrinkles are reduced with a small amount of Botox injected into the periorbicularis muscle. Too much leaves a droopy lip and asymetric pursing. When titrated just so it results in great features.
It is best to seek a refined, eperienced Botox injector to obtain the best results.
Botox can be useful in the upper lip.
In New York, we use 4 units of Botox injected very carefully in the upper lip to help erase the fine vertical lines.
Restylane and laser resurfacing are also useful.
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Botox in the upper lip
Only a very few units are used for some patients who don’t get enough correction with fillers. The botox is not used for singers or wind instrument musicians as it can affect the fine control of the lip. It is useful for those people who purse their lips significantly and the lip has prominent creases. See a physician who is very experienced at this.
Botox is ok for fine upper lip wrinkles.
If the wrinkles are deep, get them filled with an injectable filler. This is my #1 choice. I've attached a photo demonstrating results.
BOTOX has been used for this purpose.
BOTOX in tiny doses can soften lip lines. However, filling the lip lines with a product like Restylane is a much better approach. BOTOX is a neuroparalytic agent.
It can be brilliant along the eyebrows and in the chin. However, it is all too easy to get too much weakness when used at the lip lines. This means interference with pursing the lips and drinking liquids. Not a pretty picture.
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