In previous blog articles, we've addressed how small amounts of Botox Cosmetic can dramatically improve if not completely resolve the fine lines that develop above the upper lip area – the smoker’s lines.
In addition to Botox injections, use of cosmetic dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane can augment the outer border of the upper lip to minimize the appearance of the lines by adding volume and stretching the skin that has the wrinkles. For deeper wrinkles, injecting a small amount of dermal filler (Restylane or Juvederm) into the actual wrinkles will help fill these areas.
Another newer technique is to place the Restylane or Juvederm dermal filler product in a horizontal fashion and stretch the skin at the same time. This does not require much product, produces moderate to dramatic results immediately, and is ideal for those wrinkles that extend farther above the lip.
In many situations, it is a combination of Botox injections with Restylane or Juvederm that create the best solution for resolving smoker's lines. In some cases it is only by using both Botox and the dermal fillers that we can meet the patient’s goals by re-shaping the mouth through relaxation of the muscles above the lips as well as adding volume and support to the upper lip.
At Celibre, we practice injection techniques that result in a natural and appealing look. Make certain that your practitioner understands and practices the newer Botox and dermal filler techniques and concepts presented here to get the best resolution of your smoker's lines.