What are lip lines and what can we do to treat them?
Lip lines also referred to as lip wrinkles and smokers lines are the formation of vertical lines which form on the top lip. This is often caused by the contraction and relaxation of the top lip causing a fold in the skin. Over time this can cause the formation of static lines that are apparent even on relaxation. Sun damage can also effect this where the skin under goes premature ageing. Applying factor 50 everyday can reduce this dramatically. At Klnik, we have a number of treatments that can cause lip line reduction. These include:
Anti wrinkle injections - can be used to reduce the muscle movement of the top lip. working in the same way as other anti wrinkle treatments, causing a softening of the lines.
Dermal filler - in some cases a light dermal filler can be injected into the lines to reduce the appearance.
Harmony ca/profilo - skin boosters can help rehydrate and improve the appearance of the skin.
Lip line treatment
Before and After
“Lip lines are part of the natural ageing process however many people seek to treat them. With a combination of treatments such as dermal fillers, bio-stimulants and anti-wrinkle injections, I can look to reduce this naturally”
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Frequently Asked Questions
They tend to be vertical lines above the lip and below the nose. They are more common in older patients, due to lack of collagen and elastin which decreases with age. These lines will appear earlier with those that smoke or do not use sun protection.
Yes, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be injected in to the lines to smooth them out.
Yes M22 laser is also an option, this is slower than injecting filler as we are working with your body's natural collagen to produce more cells and therefore volume in the area. Laser would need to be monthly and over several sessions.
The fastest way to remove lip lines would be fillers as the results are immediate.
Yes, this is the most popular solution by relaxing the muscles around the lips to lessen the lines and prevent them from getting worse. Results take up to 2 weeks to show and can be treated every 3-6 months.
Unfortunately, they will not go away on their own. Even if you start wearing sun cream or stop smoking.
Avoiding sun exposure and wearing SPF 50 daily
Eating foods that are rich in antioxidants
Staying hydrated by drinking lots of water
Using prescription strength skincare such as Obaji or Zo
Having laser treatment, Radio frequency or HIFU to continue to stimulate your body's collagen and elastin
No, not naturally as the damage from the chemicals and over use of the muscles has been done.
Improvements can be made through treatments such as PRP, Laser, Fillers, Anti wrinkle injections, HIFU and RF.
If you choose to have injectables it only be carried out by one of our very experienced Doctors.
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