PIN Code – Vertical Lip Lines – Smoker’s Lines
Pin Code -Vertical Lip Lines – Smoker’s Line
Upper lip wrinkles are a common concern, and are often one of the initial reasons that drive people to seek out cosmetic treatments for the first time. Women tend to be affected more than men, and their prevalence tends to increase with age. It is also significantly more common in those with fairer skin types.
Etiologically, upper lip lines come from several underlying factors that affect the area;
Sun exposure – the upper lip is often one of the areas that is significantly affected by the sun, or more specifically, UV radiation. Chronic sun exposure causes oxidative damage to the skin, leading to wrinkling as well as other skin concerns such as skin cancers and pigmentation problems.
Loss of volume – possibly one of the less obvious causes of upper lip wrinkling. Loss of subcutaneous fat in particular can cause the upper lips to shrivel, and as a result cause wrinkles.
Muscle contraction – the muscle surrounding the mouth, orbicularis oris, is responsible for closing the mouth and is activated during speech. Pursing the lips can crease vertical lines into the upper lip.
Smoking – although upper lip lines occur in both smokers and non-smokers, smokers purse their lips more frequently and this increase wrinkling around the mouth. Toxins from cigarettes can also accelerate the ageing process of the skin in general.
One of the causes of wrinkling of the upper lip is volume loss.
We typically treat these lip lines with advanced dermal fillers. The depth of the lines and extent of puckering will influence treatment modalities.
Dermal fillers offer the most effective non-surgical method for treating smoker’s lines or lip lines and it usually only requires a very small volume of the product injected into precise locations along the lines and lip border.
The non-permanent dermal fillers used by Sixth Sense Beauty Clinic present a non-invasive and cost-effective means of treatment. Most importantly, they have a proven safety record. The results that can be achieved using dermal fillers for treating smokers’ lines are stunning and natural looking.
Also worth considering is a bit of lip enhancement. Adding some bulk to the lips with dermal fillers will also have a positive effect on the smoker’s lines by further elongating the lip that has contracted over the years.
At Sixth Sense Beauty Clinic, we offer a thorough consultation which includes a discussion with our patient the perceived problems and areas to be treated and facial examination. A consent form is signed and pre-treatment photos are taken. Following a choice of numbing cream, dermal fillers is injected the smoker’s lines, in small increments using a very fine needle. Results are immediately apparent.
It usually takes around 45 minutes.
Softening of furrowed lines is immediately noticeable. However, results gradually improve over the following two weeks.
The results typically last 6-12 months although the exact length of time will depend on the structure of your skin and other factors such as lifestyle, age and the degree of perfection demanded by the individual. Additional touch up treatments can be performed at any time after the initial treatment.
This is a very safe procedure in the hands of our highly experienced injector. Common side-effects include redness, swelling and mild lumpiness. These usually resolve within a few hours. It is uncommon to get any bruising.
- 0.5 ml – €200
- 1 ml – €300