Vertical Lip Lines
Vertical lip lines are often more noticeable in women, as lipstick or lipgloss can bleed into these lines. Lip lines can be inherited as a genetic trait; passed from father to son and mother to daughter; if your parents have vertical lip lines, you are more likely to develop them as you age.
Lip lines are commonly referred to as smoker lines, can be a source of self consciousness for many people as we begin to notice the appearance of lines as we get age. With ageing comes the break down of collagen and elastin, as proteins that keep the skin firm and plump, in turn, causes skin to become loose and sag.
Fine lines and wrinkles can develop over time 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.
Causes of Vertical Lip Lines
As the lips are one of the most expressive parts of the face, one of the main causes of lip lines are repetitive facial expressions, which, coupled with the natural ageing process, can turn fine lines into deep fissures 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 this effect. Repeated overexposure to the sun can be another cause of fine lines and wrinkles like these, as radiation in UV rays damages elastin in the skin.
Treatments for Smoker's Lines
At PHI Clinic we use injectable dermal fillers created by Juvederm® to improve the appearance of vertical lip lines for our patients. Lip filler can be tailored to address individual needs and concerns and across the Juvederm® Volite 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 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 is right for you, book a no obligation consultation with one of our highly trained injectable clinicians today.
Treatments available for Vertical Lip Lines
The term “dermal fillers” encompasses a wide range of products, and is an expression which describes treatment that restores volume and structure to the face.
Dermal fillers work to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin and address signs of ageing. The high levels of HA (hyaluronic acid) have the effect of attracting and retaining water, instantly improving the skin’s appearance and texture by restoring its natural plumpness.
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