I am 44 years old and I just quit smoking, I have the vertical lines above my lips; what should I do? (Photo)
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Filler, Botox, and Laser Rejuvenation for Lines Around Mouth
Thank you for sharing your question and photo. Vertical lip lines can be difficult to treat but you are a great candidate for several treatments to improve the appearance of these lines. First, a small amount of Botox placed in the proper location can help reduce the movement that creates these wrinkles in the first place. This will primarily prevent these lines from worsening going forward. A second option is to inject a hyaluronic acid filler, such as Restylane Silk or Belotero, into each individual line. This option has some downtime associated with it due to risk of bruising and swelling, however results are great and can last up 6 months. Lastly, for an overall, global treatment of these vertical lines, I recommend a full field resurfacing laser to the perioral region. This option has the most down time; however, it will offer the most substantial reduction of these lines. I recommend consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs these procedures to get more information about what is right for you.
Reducing Vertical Smoker's Lines
Thank you very much for your question and photograph; and congratulations on stopping smoking. There are several excellent, noninvasive options for eliminating the vertical smoker’s lines around your lips. A small amount of Botox Cosmetic can temporarily weaken the muscles around your lips, smoothing lines. The use of a dermal filler, such as Juvederm, can plump tissues, evening out these fine wrinkles. As the area around your mouth is delicate, it is important to seek the assistance of an experienced plastic surgeon. I would recommend that you schedule an in-person consultation appointment to find out more about your options to achieve the desired results.
Vertical lines above lips
Thank you for your question and congrats on quitting smoking! This is a great first step in preventing future lines around the mouth, in addition to bettering your overall health. There are many options to soften fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. You can opt to use a hyaluronic acid filler, like Restylane Silk, which helps to fill in and smooth out those lines or a purified botulinum toxin like Botox to temporarily weaken the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Other options include laser services, chemical peels, and microneedling. Treatment is based on the severity and depth of the fine lines as well as you as a patient understanding what the various options can and cannot do. Making an appointment with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will provide you with a specialized treatment plan.
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Currently there are many different types of fillers on the market,
Juvéderm™, Restalyne®, are just a few. After consulting with a medical
professional he/she should inform you of which products would best meet your
needs, based on the area and depth of the lines and wrinkles. Depending on the depth, a few other options
to consider would be Co2 Treatments and Chemical Peels. Best of Luck and
congratulations on quitting!
Lip Lines -- Fraxel/Co2 Laser, Deep Peel, Fillers, Botox, Microneedling
resolve deep smoker's wrinkles. Lasers for resurfacing, dermal
fillers to smooth out wrinkles, and microneedling/PRP for collagen
replenishment. Botox might be needed to stop from reinforcing the
wrinkles. Best, Dr. Emer.
Botox around the lips
Vertical Lip Lines
Smoker lines on lips
Certainly a common occurrence. I like to combine Botox in small amounts with Juvederm in the line itself. I dilute the Juvederm so I can inject it in the skin instead of deeply. In doing this the line can be filled in on the surface without giving you a bigger upper lip I severe cases Fraxel can be done to reduce the lines not only in the lip but over the whole face. Thanks for a great question