Vertical lip lines and acne scars around mouth. Is there another option than microneedling to treat this?
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Vertical Lip Lines and Treatments
A combination of lasers such as Fraxel and eMatrix will improve these lines and fillers such as Belotero or Restylane silk. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
Lipstick (Bar Code) Lines Around The Mouth Respond Well To Botox & Fillers
As an aside, I am sorry that you were disappointed with medical microneedling, which, in general, I have found is best for helping to blend surface tone and texture problems, rather than for treating deeper wrinkles. Results also often depend, among other things, on such factors as the skill and expertise of the person performing the procedure and the depth of the needles used.
I am not much of a fan of fraxels, IPLs, and radiofrequency devices; these tend to be expensive approaches and often yield variable and inconsistent results, even after several treatment sessions.
Best to seek consultation with a board certified aesthetic physician with experience and expertise in the nonsurgical treatment of this cosmetically very important region. Best of luck to you.