Treatments that will erase/remove lip lines?

I'm fed up trying fillers/Botox on my lip lines it's expensive and the results are not long lasting. Please advise what treatment will actually erase/remove these aging lines.

Doctor Answers 4

The deeper the better...

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Well, maybe not better, but the results will be more dramatic.  Deeper lines respond best to more aggressive treatments such as filler and/or laser resurfacing.  The thinner the lines the less helpful fillers become (the filler tends to overflow very small lines and can create a more visible problem).  On the other hand, more superficial lasers will treat those thin lines quite well with minimal downtime.

On treatment to not ignore if the lines are thin to moderately deep is BOTOX.  A careful injection of low dose Botox can improve those lines very nicely.  The difficulty comes in trying to prevent weakening the upper lip muscles so much that the upper lip is immobilized.  If that happens, drinking from a straw, pursing your lips to kiss, and etc will be difficult for a few weeks.

Best of luck.

Great Treatment for Verital Lip Lines

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Hi there,

Your best bet (other than filler) for a longer lasting treatment of these lines would be laser or other energy based treatments. We have found the most dramatic improvements in the perioral (mouth) with the Contour laser by Sciton.  This is an ablative, erbium resurfacing laser. There is down time required, approximately 10-14 days. Feel free to call our office for a complementary consultation.


Dr. Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

Lip line treatments that are long lasting

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Treatments other than fillers and Botox are: Dermabrasion, Laser resurfacing, Infini. Volume is still needed in most cases. These are a difficult problem and don't expect that they are eradicated but only improved.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Treatments that will erase/remove lip lines

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Thank you for sharing your question.  Upper lip lines are difficult to completely erase and without photographs it is difficult to offer definite advice.  Besides Botox and fillers you may want to consider the use of chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and dermapen devices.  Hope this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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