Dermal Fillers > Smoking Lines


Treatment for Smoking Lines:

The vermilion border of the lip becomes distorted and "bleed" lines develop. In fact, any activity that makes your lips pucker, which activates the orbicularis oris, a purse string- like muscle which encircles the mouth, can cause wrinkles to appear on the upper lip. The development of such wrinkles is a function of both the activity and how often it is done. Smoking, talking, whistling, drinking water from a bottle and chewing gum amongst others, all cause the mouth's main muscle , which is like a purse string, to contract . With time vertical wrinkles develop and the severity of lip wrinkles depends on the thickness of your skin and the size of your lips. The thicker your skin, the less likely you will ever develop them. This is evident in men who rarely develop lip wrinkles as compared to women who may develop them despite being a non smoker.


Home Therapies
In addition to in house procedures we also offer topical therapies such as the Lip and Peri oral serum with growth factors for smoker's lines rejuvenation. Once the signs of ageing appear around the mouth and the lips in particular, it is time to initiate the most powerful corrective treatments and topical therapies available such as growth factors to improve collagen content and thereby improve the wrinkles. The Lip and Peri-oral serum is intended to be used in conjunction with a robust in-office programme such as Laser for peri-oral ageing. Used in conjunction this is the most effective non surgical home weapon available.


In Office Treatments:
Lip enhancement has gained much popularity since the '90s. Patients young and old, desire fuller, more sensuous lips. The lips have been associated with female sexuality throughout time, and women who possess large full lips are thought to be more physically desirable. Filler procedures are not invasive and they don't require much recovery time. The sooner one starts with soft tissue rejuvenation with fillers, the better as early developing lip wrinkles are much easier to treat with dermal fillers.

Aesthetic lip rejuvenation with hyaluronic fillers such as Juvederm includes filling out some of the fine wrinkles and lines that are mainly located at the junction of the skin and the lip, restoring the Cupid's bow and raising up the mouth corners. The vermilion border should also be treated as this prevents the lip from excessive pursing that occurs with normal mouth functioning such as drinking and talking.

For a natural appearing lip, the body of the lip should be plumped as well for a fuller yet more natural shape. Lips should not be over-filled and with proper techniques they can be made fuller yet still look natural. Natural lip rejuvenation requires the expertise and experience of the doctor as the result depends very much on the doctor's technique.

Treatment of advanced lip wrinkles is a challenging problem as there is no complete cure in most cases, just an improvement. If these lip lines are left neglected, they become permanently ingrained and scar like and very resistant to treatments.

We offer a multi-modality therapy in treating smoker's lines. Any treatment modality on its own can make a big difference, but in our eyes it's not sufficient. Smoker's lines have different forms and grades and thus success at combating it needs a combination of treatments that include dermal filler rejuvenation and laser rejuvenation with Laser resurfacing .After lip augmentation with an injectable filler Laser is the treatment of choice to treat more advanced lip wrinkling issues. This procedure is done one day after lip rejuvenation with dermal fillers.

Laser pre or post filler has a two fold benefit:
• The bruising post filler rapidly resolves
• The bruising present in the skin "post filler" attracts the heat from the laser and has a superior effect on treating the ingrained wrinkles.


  • Before & after lip & mouth rejuvenation with fillers:


  • Before & after Dermaroller skin needling for mouth wrinkles:


  • Before & after nasolabial rejuvenation with Fillers:


 
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