Over time we may start to see lines from the border of the lips, particularly the upper lip, often extending up vertically. Quite often referred to as smokers lines, despite these lines being given this name and common thinking that this is the main factor, these lines are also due to volume loss with age and the repetitive pursing of the lips. Smoking however is known to be a contributory factor.
Treatments for this area will be determined via an in depth consultation with your clinician, however may include one, or a combination of these treatments:
Dermal fillers – placed in the lines themselves , the upper border of the lip, or both.
Toxin – to stop the repetitive muscle action contributing to these lines.
Skin resurfacing treatment – which can include sublative laser rejuvenation which uses radio frequency energy to deliver an effective but controlled treatment.