What fillers would you recommend for smokers lines above lips and wrinkles in the chin area?

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Chin wrinkles and smokers lines

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Smokers lines are one of those problems that aren't always easily solved. Certainly a very soft filler would be called for for lines themselves, but sometimes filler behind the lines is an option. By restoring the structural volume that used to be there, we can improve the lines at the same time. Dentists will sometimes increase the bulk of frontal teeth restorations to achieve this same effect.

We lose tissue and bone so the skin collapses in on itself and wrinkles are the result.

A smoker can speed up that process simply from the mechanics of pursing the lips - the same can happen from the way you move your lips when talking. 

Outside of fillers, in some instances, a little touch (little is key here) can relax the muscle and minimize the movements that make the wrinkles more obvious.

Chin wrinkles can be volume loss or they can be from muscle contraction. With contraction issues you can improve the situation with Botox. Pebbly like skin is usually related to muscle. The horizontal crease that sometimes is thought as a wrinkle is the labiomental crease and this too can be improved with relaxers and/or filler.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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What filler is good for smokers lines?

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Belotero or Restylane Silk, both hyaluronic acid fillers, may be ideal for your situation, especially around the mouth.  However, if you have deeper lines, you may benefit more from laser resurfacing.  Just be sure to choose a board certified plastic surgeon or board certified dermatologist with expertise and experience in these procedures.

Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon

Belotero takes care of smokers lines very easily.

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Belotero is a new hyaluronic acid filler that is great for  thin fine lines such as around the mouth and chin and eyes. cost is $550/per syringe. Sincerely, David Hansen,MD

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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