What is the best treatment and cost for "smoker's lines" on my upper lip?
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A combination approach often works best for smoker’s lines.
Treament of Vertical Upper Lip ("Smoker's) Lines
Treatment for "smoker's lines" on upper lip
There are a few things you can do to diminish these lines: First off, some people see softening of the lines with just a small amount of Botox injected into the areas. This will help relax that muscle that circles the mouth and causes those lines. This alone, however, will not get rid of the lines.
The second treatment option would be a dermal filler like Restylane or Belotero. These can really smooth the lines out and give great results for about 6 months (sometimes less depending on your metabolism and amount of movement around your mouth).
Another treatment option would be a resurfacing laser (like fractionated CO2 laser).
To start, I would consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to formulate a plan tailored to your particular needs.
Best of luck!
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