Will Thermage Reduce the Lines Around Upper and Lower Lips?

Doctor Answers 3

Thermage is used more for skin tightening than to treat facial lines

If you are looking to address lip lines, I would recommend a combination of

  • Fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm
  • Botox to relax the overly expressive lip muscles causing the lines
  • Skin resurfacing with Fraxel laser.

Many of my patients will have Thermage to tone facial laxity in the neck and jawline at the same time that they have the above treatments for their lip lines.

Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 153 reviews

Thermage and topical creams

An effective non-surgical option for reducing the appearance of fine lines, such as those found around the lips, is Thermage. Thermage is a non-invasive (no incision!) treatment that can tighten skin and works by stimulating your body to make healthier collagen—the building block that provides structure to your skin. Fast and easy, Thermage requires no downtime from normal activities. Topical creams can also reduce lines and wrinkles around the mouth almost immediately, even without surgery. Dr. Michelle Copeland's Rewind Advanced Wrinkle Defense helps diminish the appearance of troublesome lines and wrinkles in minutes and without injections! Use along with the Lip Enhancer, which contains an anti-wrinkle complex that helps erase fine lines around the lips. Lips become smoother and firmer with continued use while staying kissably soft.

Michelle Copeland, MD, DMD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Thermage is not useful for lip lines.


Thermage can tighten jawline skin, but is not useful for lines around the lips.  These can be hard to treat, and one has to individualize, but small amounts of Botox, Restylane, and laser resurfacing all can help.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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