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As we get older some things will show up sooner or later no matter what we do, one of those is fine lines, and the lip is one area that is just really prone to forming these imperfections. Just because they are pretty much inevitable doesn’t mean you have to keep them though, thanks to modern treatment options for fine lines and wrinkles you don’t even need to have surgery to achieve a rejuvenated look and smoother skin. Book a consultation today and without obligation find out how you can rejuvenate those laugh lines or smokers lines with high-quality injectable treatments, that don’t just look natural they feel natural as well.
What are Lip Lines?
If you look in the mirror and see some vertical lines running from your upper lip to under your nose, those are lip lines. Lip lines are an extremely common cosmetic concern, but thankfully one that can often be quite well corrected with the help of dermal fillers. These wrinkles slowly form over time and are something just about everyone will experience to some degree as they age.
What are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment that is performed by applying dermal filler injections into the lips to provide a natural and luscious looking lip augmentation, without the need for surgery or uncomfortable lip implants. While they often use the same types of fillers that are used for lip lines around the upper lip, this treatment has a different goal. Often a lip filler treatment can be combined with a lip line treatment to get both your lips looking great and reduce the wrinkles around your mouth. Fillers are versatile at providing fantastic volume, but also for dealing with problematic fine lines and wrinkles in a variety of places by helping to provide the skin with more support and structure.
How Much Filler for Lips is Required?
The amount of filler needed to have your lips looking more luscious will, of course, depend on the initial state of your lips, some people may find a suitable enhancement can be achieved with 0.5mL, some people may find 1-2mL is necessary to reach their goals. How much product is required will depend on a number of things so the best way to find out is to book an obligation free consultation with us and find out what we can do to have your lips looking fantastic. It’s worth noting you will be required to buy these treatments per mL, this is due to the product coming in 1mL syringes. Splitting syringes for different patients introduces the risk of cross-contamination and other issues, so in almost all situations should be avoided.
Do Lip Fillers Get Rid of Lip Lines?
Dermal fillers are adept at providing natural-looking and feeling volume, so they indeed do make a great way to help restore the volume required to reduce the appearance of lip lines. If you are looking for a treatment to reduce the visibility of fine lines around the mouth, lip filler is a fantastic option to consider. A lot of people worry that they will need dramatic treatments or surgical help to have a significant effect on dealing with the signs of ageing. Still, in many cases, common cosmetic concerns like this one area brilliantly addressed without having to go under the knife at all. If you’ve been putting off getting your lip lines treated or were wondering about what it would take to have some fuller lips, you may just be surprised by what can be achieved with both your fine lines and lip size.
What is the Best Filler for Lip Lines?
These days there’s a wide variety of fillers available for just about any situation, coming with a range of varied traits to tackle even the most niche of skin types or requests. The best way to find out what the best lip line fillers are in your case is to have a consultation to allow a cosmetic doctor to assess the state of your skin and have a clear look at your lips and around the mouth. Getting the best lip filler is partially about having a high-quality injectable used, but it is also about having your treatments planned and applied with the help of a skilled cosmetic doctor. When it comes to injectables a skilled hand wielded with experience will typically produce the best results with fillers for lips or other products such as anti-wrinkle injections.
Do Only Smokers Get Lip Lines?
While often used a little loosely the term smokers lines is a commonly used one to describe lines above the upper lip. While very often worse in heavy smokers, these are by no means something that is found in only smokers. It is just frequently worse in smokers as the damage smoking does isn’t merely to your lungs but also to the rest of your body, including your skin. It is also amplified in smokers due to frequently pursing the lips to inhale, which starts to take its toll on the skin around the mouth, especially as you start to get older. Smokers are often prone to start displaying vertical fissures above the mouth earlier, as well the skin begins to suffer from the effects of smoking. If you are struggling to find the motivation to stop smoking, consider the toll it may take on your skin in the coming years, and not just your lips and around your mouth, not to mention all the other issues you can face.
How Long Does it Take to See Results?
Results from this treatment are visible immediately after treatment. However, the increase in volume will be apparent right away as some minor swelling and bruising may somewhat mask the real results initially, though this usually dissipates quite quickly in the first couple of days after your injections. If you are looking for a fast way to hide wrinkles around your mouth before and important event, this may be just the thing to help you prepare for your special occasion to help make your makeup pop just that little bit more. While you can’t turn back the clock literally, you can have your face feeling new again with some new volume applied with precision to remove pesky lip lines and other fine lines ruining your aesthetic. There’s a reason these treatments are popular before weddings, with the lack of downtime and fast results they offer.
What are the Side Effects of Having Filler in the Lips or Around the Mouth?
Like having other areas treated with injectable fillers, the most common side effects you may experience are some bruising and swelling. Other common things that you may face is some redness, or temporary lumpiness until your injectables settle and any swelling dissipates, which typically doesn’t take too long. In the hands of an experienced cosmetic doctor, these treatments are considered to be quite safe, when using hyaluronic acid-based fillers reactions are quite rare as well. There are some more serious, though less common risks to consider so be sure to listen carefully to your doctor explaining the potential risks involved in this, or any other treatment you may consider having before deciding to move forward. Every cosmetic treatment comes with some degree of potential risk, even things like topical types of skin product. It’s just essential that you are comfortable with whatever the risks are in return for the potential benefits you may receive from opting to have the treatment.
What Causes Fine Lines?
As you get older, your skin starts to lose elasticity and youthfulness as collagen and elastin production is decreased. It’s also common to lose quite a bit of facial volume with age as well. When you combine the problem of ageing skin with a loss in volume, it’s no surprise that for a lot of people the result is things like lip lines and other common skin imperfections starting to surface. While you may find yourself finding numerous types of product to try and keep your skin looking great, sometimes you need that extra touch, and for many that little bit extra can be getting treatment for lip lines. If your upper lip lines have you frustrated, they don’t have to stay that way; we can help, contact us today and arrange your obligation-free consultation today and find out what product or treatments can help get your skin looking it’s best.
How Can I Prevent Lip Lines?
If you are yet to start dealing with the dreaded lip lines, there are a few things you can do to potentially help reduce the level of impact they can have later on down the line. One of the most important is to protect your skin from UV damage by taking sun safety seriously. The skin around your lips is quite sensitive, and it will show a lack of care quite easily. Exfoliating your skin can help keep it looking fresh and more youthful, Of course, eating a well-balanced diet is also crucial for not just your general health, but your skin as well, don’t forget to keep up adequate hydration either. One thing you may not have considered though is the use of straws, the motion required to use a straw can cause excessive pursing of the lips, and when this occurs to frequently over time it can increase problems with wrinkles around the lips, avoid the straws if you can and keep your skin tighter and free of lines fir longer.
Is Lip Filler Permanent?
No, but this isn’t really a bad thing. As we get older, our desires often change, just as our body does. Being able to adapt to the changes in not only your body but your preferences make lips filler quite a useful tool. With a lasting period of between 3 – 6 months on average, sometimes more, you can enjoy your new look while still having the flexibility to make adjustments or return to your previous state later if you decide your new lips weren’t quite what you thought you wanted. Fillers used to deal with fine lines and wrinkles are very much in the same boat here as well, while they do have a good lasting period and are quick to have performed, these treatments aren’t forever.
Is this Treatment Reversible?
Some types of fillers can be rapidly dissolved with a specific enzyme injection that can be useful in certain situations and help you feel more confident about experimenting. However, you should always thoroughly think through your decision before committing to having any treatments. If having this option available to you is important, discuss this with your practitioner and find out if the fillers you are using can be reversed if necessary. As the treatment is also permanent if you merely find your results just aren’t quite what you thought you wanted, you can either have them adjusted or just wait for the treatment to be broken down and absorbed. You could even opt for a shorter-lasting product to test a look with less commitment if you wanted to test the waters a little.
How Long Does The Treatment Take?
One of the fantastic things about having an injectable treatment as opposed to a surgical one is the speed at which it can be performed. The average treatment for lines or other areas will only typically take 20 – 30 minutes, soon after you can be on your way and enjoying your new look with fewer lines or increased volume. If you thought you didn’t have time to deal with fine lines or wrinkles, with this treatment you can fit it into almost any schedule you may have, no matter how busy. Non-surgical treatments are having a surge in popularity among younger people who are short on time or looking for the most efficient way to get that enhancement or rejuvenation they’ve been dreaming about.