The Best Ways To Treat Vertical Lines (Smoker Lines) Around the Mouth
Vertical lines, particularly on the upper lip, are one of the most disconcerting signs of ageing
Sometimes called smoker’s lines, these wrinkles are not always caused by smoking. They can be hereditary or the result of cigarette smoke or sun. A very common reason for vertical lines is repetitive mouth movements, which are very hard to avoid. While vertical lines may be unavoidable in many cases, they can make anyone feel self conscious about their appearance. But there are ways to control these signs of aging and significantly improve the look of smoker lines. Dermal fillers have very positive results and feedback.
Juvederm and Restylane are are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a clear and naturally occurring substance in the body that promotes hydration and clear, supple skin
How To Best Treat Vertical Lines
Typically, Juvederm and Restylane are considered the best injectable fillers to correct vertical lines. This is a substance that is not produced as much naturally as we age.
Restylane Silk is a newer variation of the Restylane product line and is softer and thinner than the original. Restylane has a number of benefits for treating vertical lines or smoker lines, including the product containing lidocaine, which is an anaesthetic that reduces any pain or discomfort during the procedure. For anyone who is concerned about pain, a topical cream can also be applied to the treatment area prior to the procedure.
In recent studies by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 98% of patients reported seeing improvements with Restylane Silk for vertical lines. 75% said that their results were still apparent after 6 months. Results typically last 6 to 9 months, and then the product safely absorbs into the body.
Two benefits of dermal filler procedures is that they take only about 30 minutes to complete and there is very minimal downtime. Swelling is minor and normally subsides the same day. Patients can resume their normal lifestyle, including fitness, after 48 hours. This is ideal for anyone who has been considering a cosmetic procedure but does not want the downtime commonly associated with surgery.
Many women are already familiar with hyaluronic acid from their face creams because this substance promotes skin hydration and makes the skin supple and smooth
Alternative Treatments For Vertical Lines
Depending on the severity of the vertical or smoker lines, other procedures may be recommended in conjunction with dermal filler treatment to achieve the best results. Botulinum Toxin A injection is often recommended and can be performed at the same time as the injectable filler procedure.
Neurotoxin injection is also a good choice because it relaxes the muscles around the mouth where the line causing movement is being made. It helps prevent them from becoming more severe while simultaneously improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Other common treatments include fractional ablative and non-ablative laser therapy, physician strength chemical peels, and creams containing retinoids or polyhydroxy acids. These creams and ointments can gently resurface skin and thicken collagen in the deeper layers of the epidermis. Ultimately, this can assist with softening the wrinkles and improving the overall condition of the skin.
Choosing A Surgeon For Dermal Fillers To Treat Vertical Lines
It is important to choose a medical doctor who has at least 5 years’ experience with injectable fillers to ensure the safest and best possible results of the dermal filler procedure. Our doctors provide dermal filler treatments to improve the appearance of vertical lines. Booking a consultation is the best way to determine whether injectable fillers are the right treatment for your vertical lines. Our team can be contacted anytime with questions and inquiries. They can be reached at 647 343 0207.
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