I have too many lines on my lips and my lip looks like old lady's lips even though I'm only 24 years old? (Photo)

Whenever i put on lipsticks, they just look horrific. What kind of treatment should i have to make my lips smoother without lines on it ? I've attached the picture of my lips with a lipsticks one. it's horrible !

Doctor Answers 8

Your lip lines may improve with hydration.

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There are several options to help reduce the lines on your lips. Before seeking out lip fillers, it may be worthwhile for you to try lip moisturizers with SPF, in order to better hydrate your skin, protect from that California sun and minimize some of your lines. If moisturizer alone does not provide you with the solution you’d like, I recommend a very conservative amount of filler which can help to hydrate your lips without impacting size, because your lips have a beautiful natural shape and are already quite voluminous. If you get lip injections, it’s important to only work with a certified, experienced injector. Best of luck to you.

New York General Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Too many lines on lip

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Hi there, thanks for your question and sharing your photo.  Please note that it si normal for the red lip mucosa to have some lines.  I agree that your red lip appears slightly deflated and may benefit from a bit of hyaluronic acid filler.  This is something I do routinely via a blunt cannula to fill the red lips and decrease some of the lip mucosal wrinkling.  Hope this helps!

Tom D. Wang, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Lip Enhancement

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Thank you for your question. Wrinkling lips may cause patients to feel older than they really appear. Fortunately, lip augmentation is available to give you fuller, younger, sensual looking lips and to help improve your confidence. You are a perfect candidate for fat injections, that offer the only natural method for potential permanent results. Also consider the direct, subnasal and corner lip lifts. Please consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hello. Your lips appear to have very good shape, definition and volume. However they would benefit from very subtle plumping to increase the hydration.
My preference would be a light hyaluronic acid filler injected superficially. This will plump out the lines without changing the overall shape.
I like to use a product called Volbella which will be available in the USA in the next few weeks. Belotero would be an alternative.

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