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Vertical lip lines

Vertical lip lines are often more noticeable in women, as lipstick or lipgloss can bleed into these lines. The appearance of lip lines can be inherited as a genetic trait and may show premature signs of ageing; passed from father to son and mother to daughter; if your parents have vertical lines, you are more likely to develop them as you age.

Introduction to Vertical Lip Lines

Fine lines and wrinkles can develop over time from repetitive movements and can go from the vermilion border (the area between the lip and the face at the edge of the lip) outwards, either down towards the chin or up towards the nose.

Smoker lines are commonly referred to as smokers lines, lipstick lines or smile lines, can be a source of self consciousness for many people as we begin to notice vertical lines as we age. With ageing comes the loss of skin collagen production and elastin, effects the skin structures as proteins that keep the skin firm and skin plump, in turn, causes skin to become loose, sag, deeper lines and wrinkled skin. 

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Lip Treatments for Smokers Lines

At our Lip clinic PHI Clinic in London we use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers created by Juvéderm to improve the appearance of vertical lip lines for our patients. Lip injectable fillers can be tailored to address individual needs and concerns and across the Juvéderm Vycross range, the product used will take those concerns into consideration.

Lip filler works by adding volume beneath the skin, to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles on the service of the skin. Across the dermal filler range, the thickness of the gel can be adapted in order to address those individual concerns, whether that's to plump the lips also or simply address vertical lip lines.

If you are wondering whether this treatment for marionette lines is right for you, book a no obligation consultation with our London lip clinic and we'll pair you with one of our skincare experts for a tailored treatment plan. 

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Causes of Vertical Lip Lines

As the lips are one of the most expressive parts of the face, one of the main causes of upper lip lines are repetitive facial movement causing deep wrinkle lines as the mouth is a delicate skin area, which, coupled with the natural aging process of slowing the production of collagen, can turn fine lines into deep wrinkles over time.

Whilst many question the chemicals going into their body from smoking, some tend to forget the external affects smoking can have that can be seen by the human eye. Smoking speeds up this process by both actively destroying collagen and reducing blood flow to the top layer of skin, as well as causing a repeated pursing of the lips during the process of smoking.

Drinking through a straw or straight from a bottle can also have the effect of upper lip wrinkles. Repeated overexposure to the sun can be another cause of fine lines and vertical wrinkles like these, as radiation in UV (ultraviolet rays) rays damages elastin production in the skin.

Safe and effective treatment

Your safety is our top priority and making our patients feel welcomed and reassured when entering PHI Clinic. To ensure maximum standard of patient care, all of our treatments are only ever carried out by our experienced and highly qualified team, who receive regular in-house and external training from industry experts. 

At PHI Clinic we do not offer same day treatment as initial consultation to ensure patients have time to reflect on their bespoke treatment plan before choosing to proceed. 

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PHI Clinic
102 Harley Street,
W1G 7JB,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 7883 317963

Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday - 9:30am to 8:00pm
Friday - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

Opening times can change, if your appointment is outside of these times please contact the clinic for confirmation.

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