How much would it cost to get rid of lip lines and how long would each treatment be effective for?
What Options Do I Have To Address Lip Lines? How Long Does Each Treatment Usually Last?
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Best Options for Treating Lip Lines
"Lipstick lines" or lines around the lips are the result of muscle movement and loss of collagen and elastic fibers. I like using a combo therapy of plumping up the lips with hyaluronic acid fillers to restore volume and the CO2 laser to tighten skin and soften lines. This combination of treatments is the most effective! The CO2 laser treatment lasts forever as we continue to age and the hyaluronic acid filler lasts, on average 3 to 6 months.
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For deep lip lines CO2 laser is effective, reliable
Short-term options include Botox and injectable fillers. Botox can be used to relax the muscles in the lip area which cause these wrinkles to form over time. Although not always effective with deep lines, Botox can be effective in younger patients to soften this area. Botox typically lasts anywhere from 3-4 months. Injectable fillers can be an option for a more longer term treatment. These can be injected directly into peri-oral lines as well as provide lip enhancement and lip enhancement can provide further camouflage.
More long-term solutions include deep chemical peels and CO2 laser. Of all the treatments for deep lip lines, I have found CO2 laser to be the most effective and reliable in providing correction. It is a great option for those who are done with the sun and want to make a real difference in how their lips and peri-oral area look.
Aging lines of the lips
I prefer and have good results with CO2 laser and subcision. I like that better than fillers because the result is more even and lasts longer.
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