Lip Lines & Smokers Lines - Adelaide

lip lines

Reverse the signs of ageing, correcting lip lines, by adding volume to sunken skin with facial dermal fillers.

Smoker’s or lipstick lines are small lines that etch the lips and may extend vertically from the lips. They are often first noticed when lipstick starts to ‘bleed’ out of the vermilion border (the border between the lip and adjacent skin) into the vertical fine lines around the mouth. They are more prevalent on the upper lips.

Smoker’s lines occur as we grow older and the lip naturally starts to lose its volume, along with repetitive bunching of the tissue from muscular activity.

Smoking does not necessarily cause smoker’s lines; physiological ageing in general cause lines, folds, and wrinkles in the lower face area, or anything below the eyes, to form.

As well as natural ageing, the effects of the sun can also develop and increase the lines around the lips. These lines are more likely to form in smokers due to the repeated pursing of the lips to draw from the cigarette. Smoking also breaks down the production of collagen, which in turn increases the appearance of wrinkles and causes the skin to thin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Small lines that etch the lips and may extend vertically from the lips are commonly referred to as lipstick lines or smoker’s lines. Lip lines are often first noticed when lipstick starts to ‘bleed’ out of the vermilion border (the border between the lip and adjacent skin) into the vertical fine lines around the mouth. They are more prevalent on the upper lips.

Smoker’s lines/lip lines occur as we grow older and the lip naturally starts to lose its volume, along with repetitive bunching of the tissue from muscular activity. Smoking does not necessarily cause smoker’s lines; physiological ageing in general cause lines, folds, and wrinkles in the lower face area, or anything below the eyes, to form. As well as natural ageing, the effects of the sun can also develop and increase the lines around the lips. These lines are more likely to form in smokers due to the repeated pursing of the lips to draw from the cigarette. Smoking also breaks down the production of collagen, which in turn increases the appearance of wrinkles and causes the skin to thin.

We typically treat these lip lines with advanced dermal fillers, or anti-wrinkle injections or a combination of both. The depth of the lines and the 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 Advanced Cosmetic Medicine 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. For best results, we recommend a combination of dermal fillers and muscle relaxant injections.

muscle relaxant injections will help to relax muscular contracture, thereby relaxing the lines, whilst dermal fillers soften the more permanent etching that may have occurred.

Not only does a combination of dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections give superior results, but this regime will also help extend the longevity of the overall outcome. Patients can realistically expect to see improvement in the puckered look, as well as softening of the furrowed lines.

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 Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, we offer a thorough consultation which includes a discussion with our patient the perceived problems and areas to be treated, facial examination and explanation of the various treatment options. A consent form is signed and pre-treatment photos are taken. Following a choice of numbing cream or local anaesthetic (depending on the area to be treated), dermal fillers are injected into each of the smoker’s lines, in small increments using a very fine needle. Results are immediately apparent.

It usually takes around 20-30 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 cosmetic doctor. Common side effects include redness, swelling and mild lumpiness. These usually resolve within a few hours. It is uncommon to get any bruising.

Yes. Treatments with  dermal fillers can be reversed by dissolving the product.

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Our commitment to you is to provide you with the highest standard of service, treatment and patient care. You will always receive personal attention and treatment from Dr Rahma Targett each and every time you visit us.

Dr Targett will take the time to listen to your cosmetic needs and provide you with sound advice and realistic expectations. We will work with you to develop a plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.  Dr Targett will take the time to explain the procedure and provide you with expectations of the outcomes.

Following your treatment, we will provide you with the aftercare and advice that you deserve.  At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, you will have the peace of mind that you are being treated by a qualified doctor in aesthetic medicine.

Dr Targett and her team will provide you with everything you need to achieve your aesthetic and health goals.

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SA. 5006

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