It does seem that wrinkles show up in all the wrong places. When we first meet, most people focus their attention on the other person's eyes or mouth and unfortunately, those are exactly the areas where wrinkles show first.
Even if we're not that old, the signs of aging will still show in our face sooner than we want – especially around the mouth and lower face area.
Are you beginning to notice lip creases and lip lines? Is your lipstick bleeding into your wrinkles ruining your smile?
Causes of Upper Lip Wrinkles:
- repeatedly making the same facial expressions
- pursuing the lips
- by smoking
- excessive sun exposure which can break down collagen and elastin in the skin
- or maybe just the passage of time breaking down the skin's elasticity
Over time these can cause fine lines to appear around your mouth.
Lip lines, also called lipstick lines or smoker's lines, are those fine lines that start to radiate from your lips as you age. Lip lines can also cause lipstick to bleed, which is a major sign of aging. These vertical lines on the lips are especially problematic for women.
The thinner your skin, the more visible the lines and creases become. Over time, after many years, these lines become permanent indentations in the lips.
Ageing plays a part forming lines on the lips but the good news is, you can do something about it. As we age our lips get thinner and lose their definition and a small amount of dermal filler can make all the difference.
There are many dermal fillers used to correct lip creases and lines, all which plump up the skin and help to create a youngger, more youthful looking appearance. Recommend fillers for lip crease correction include:
- Restylane range
- Juvederm Ultra 2
- Teosyal Fine Lines
The fillers are non animal based Hylauronic acid, a substance which is naturally found in the body. Fillers act as padding and when it's injected under the skin it fills out the lines and creases beneath the skin.
A topical anesthetic cream is applied to the lip area 20 minutes before treatment begin, which numbs the skin. The cosmetic procedure usually only takes about 20 – 30 minutes. There maybe some swapping after the treatment and sometimes some slight bruising. The swapping resolves itself within a day or two but any minor bruising can always be covered up with make up.
Kiss your lip lines goodbye!