Botox For Vertical Lip Lines
Kissing lines. Smokers lines. Why do I still use a straw? Vertical Lip Lines. Call the what you will, but the lines that form on the top and bottom lips around the mouth are a major cosmetic concern. Thankfully, there are multiple ways to treat fine lines, and restore a much more natural and smoother appearance.
Why It Happens
“The lines that form around the mouth usually start as lines of motion in the skin,” explains Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified-dermatologist and cosmetic expert in Austin, Texas. Early on, our skin is able to “rebound” after the muscles contract into certain positions. Over time, the contractions that come from talking, smiling and moving our mouth can cause definition lines in the skin. As we lose volume and elasticity, those lines get left behind and persistent folds develop on the upper and lower lips.
Can Vertical Lip Lines Be Treated With Botox?
Botox Cosmetic® is specifically designed to soften dynamic rhytides and lines of motion in the skin by relaxing the contracting muscles that cause them to become more defined. As this is one of the more frequently used muscles, it is a perfect candidate for Botox treatment. “Similar to worry lines on the forehead or between the eyebrows and crows feet, strategic placement of Botox around the mouth and in the the lip area, can relax those muscles that cause vertical lines and return the skin to a smoother, more youthful appearance,” says Dr. Hanson.
Will It Look Natural?
“The results from this treatment can really be astonishing,” says Dr. Hanson. With only a few units of Botox and minimal injections, treatment can offer an impressive correction and aesthetically pleasing finished product. Sometimes dermal fillers such as Juvéderm or Belotero can be added to further compliment the effects.
Is This Treatment Expensive?
“Treating the lip area is quite affordable, and is something that I can offer patients looking for measurable results with a conservative investment.” The average upper lip treatment has a cost below $100
If you are looking for ways to treat the fine lines around your mouth, contact Sanova Dermatology today. Our team of skin care specialists will individualize a treatment to help you obtain all of your aesthetic goals.