Even the best smiles are diminished by signs of aging around the mouth. Lip lines are some of the most bothersome because they not only make you look younger, but they are also great little natural channels for your lipstick to bleed. If you are wondering how to get rid of lip lines, learn about our dermal fillers and injectable treatments, as well as some ways to prevent lip lines.
What Causes Lip Lines?
Lip lines, also known as smoker’s lines, form when your skin loses vital nutrients and succumbs to the constant pressure of your facial expressions. Collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin work together to give your skin structure, hydration and resilience that fend off the development of wrinkles. As you age, your skin has less of these nutrients, and it gradually loses the ability to bounce back in place. In the lip area, this typically leads to the formation of vertical lines above the top lip and below the bottom lip. Any movement that makes you purse your lips, such as kissing, contributes to the development of lip lines.
Do I Need Surgery for Lip Lines?
You do not need surgery for lip lines. Dermal fillers and injectable replenish the proteins that are lost with age. Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach offers the following dermal fillers for lip lines:
How Do Dermal Fillers Help with Lip Lines?
Dermal fillers that are used for lip lines contain hyaluronic acid, a protein that naturally draws more water into the skin and holds it in place. This extra hydration plumps the skin where you have vertical lip lines, thus softening the wrinkles. Juvéderm® Volbella® XC has the additional benefit of being approved for lip augmentation, so you can also add fullness to your lips that may have been lost due to aging.
How to Prevent Lip Lines
Prevention is always an important goal when it comes to managing the signs of aging. Fortunately, you do not need to stop pursing your lips or kissing to avoid lip lines. We carry professional skincare products that work on the delicate skin around the mouth, as well as high-quality sunscreens for every lifestyle.
Are You Ready to Kiss Those Lip Lines Goodbye? Contact Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach.
With a quick 30-minute treatment, you can be well on your way to saying goodbye to pesky lip lines. To learn more about dermal fillers and our other medical spa treatments, contact Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach to schedule a consultation.