Lip Lines

Softening upper lip lines is a great confidence booster and appreciated once lipstick is applied. The treatment is done with the lightest and softest dermal filler and gives instant results.

What are lip lines
How do Botox and dermal fillers treat upper lip lines?
How much do Botox and dermal fillers cost?
Lip lines and the effect on the face

Lines on the top lip detract from the face’s second most important feature, the mouth. If you feel these lines are knocking your confidence, this is the treatment for you. It’s long lasting, safe and easily reversible.

Over time we may start to see small lines coming out from the borders of the lips (particularly the upper liper). Often they extend vertically from the lips and are sometimes called smokers’ lines or lipstick lines.

Despite common thinking about smoking being the main factor, these lines are  also the result of volume loss that comes with age but also due to repetitive pursing of the lips and creasing of the tissue due to intense muscular activity. That said, smoking is likely to be a major contributory cause due to the toxins in cigarettes damaging the skin and regular pursing of the lips. Consequently, the lines that form may cause your lipstick to bleed hence the name lipstick lines.

Unfortunately, early onset of lines around the mouth and volume loss in the border of the lips (known as the vermillion border) can often may us look much older than we really are as our eyes are instinctively drawn to the mouth area. Fortunately, the treatments available from the SkinViva doctors and dentists can deliver an impressive reduction in these signs of ageing.

Lip lines and the effect on the face
Treating upper lip lines with Botox and dermal fillers

During your consultation, your SkinViva doctor or dentist will assess your face to understand the causes, type and extent of your upper lip lines in order to decide what treatment will work best. Often treated with advanced dermal fillers – such as Juvederm – it’s also common to try the lines with Botox. Each treatment is tailored precisely to your needs and your unique features. Our doctors and dentists always work to make our treatments fit in with the correct natural proportions, and it’s nowhere more important than the lips.

Your doctor or dentists will consult you on your choice of treatment but will recommend either a Botox or dermal filler treatment, or a combination of both. The strength of your mouth muscles and how deep your upper lip lines are will have a bearing on the best treatment choice for you.

Using Botox, the muscles in your lips are temporarily relaxed over a period of 3-4 months thus reducing the muscular actions which makes the lines so prominent (a preventative effect). Botox also has a positive effect on the use of dermal filler in the lips by improving its longevity. As well as injecting the vermillion border of the lips, Botox is placed in the  orbicularis oris muscle which surrounds the mouth.

For deeper lines, a soft, light dermal filler is carefully placed to preserve natural definition and shape, while also softening lines, for a natural looking result. In addition, adding subtle volume to the lips will further benefit the upper lip lines by gently plumping out the lines and elongating the lip which has contracted over time.

Treating upper lip lines with Botox and dermal fillers
Upper lip lines prices

SkinViva prides itself on offering superior quality cosmetic skin treatments delivered by an elite team of doctors & dentists with value-for-money prices. Most treatments include an affordable interest-free direct debit option.

 

Prices
Areas Prices Monthly Prices*
1 Area £180 £38.82
2 Areas £259 £56.18
3 Areas £299 £68.00
4 Areas £347 £79.73
5 Areas £397 £89.73

* Monthly price listed is an example for illustrative purposes and is based on 3 treatments in your package. Deposit payable at appointment. Monthly payments start around one month later. Credit check required.

For an even more in depth look at our cosmetic skin treatment prices, why not check out our full price list.

Please note that the amount of correction required, lifestyle, skin types, and area of the face will all vary the longevity of treatment results & amount of treatment recommended

Upper lip lines prices
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Essentially, the lower-half of the face. As well as plumping up lips, dermal fillers correct ever-present lines and lost volume around the forehead, cheeks and upper lip. They also add volume to thinning or crepey skin across hands and the upper body.


Skin is made up of three vital layers: the hypodermis, the dermis and the epidermis. The hypodermis, the deepest level of skin, consists of fatty tissue, which cushions the layers above it.

Immediately on top of that is the dermis, which contains collagen and elastin – two key attributes to a youthful appearance. Constantly renewed in the young, production of these slow dramatically with age.

The epidermis, or top layer, is the home of crucial cell renewal. In young skin, cells are replaced every 15-30 days, but this slows to every 60 days in later adulthood.

Dermal filler replaces lost volume and treats static facial lines by replenishing the natural hyaluronic acid content of the skin.


Lip filler procedures are about restoring volume, addressing the balance and symmetry, and enhancing the soft of the lips. In contrast treating the upper lip lines is about softening the lines and wrinkles that have formed around the lips.


No. The dermal fillers we use take on the characteristics of the body’s own tissue so the product itself won’t be noticeable.


There is no recovery time with dermal fillers, so you can immediately resume normal daily activities. As with Botox, patients should avoid excessive alcohol, exercise or sun for the first 24 hours.


No. Your appearance will simply return to how it was before you began dermal filler treatment.


Most possible side effects are related to the action of injecting the skin, not the product itself. These include: redness, minor swelling, itching, tenderness around injection site and potential lumps in the treated area. These can be reduced by massage.

If you are prone to cold sores, there is a small chance that one will occur following a lip enhancement. In very rare instances (1 in 15,000) blood supply from the smallest vessels can be disrupted causing scab formation and, in some cases, scarring.


When Botox is injected into a muscle it activates a process called selective muscle denervation.

This is when the neuromuscular junction – where the nerve and muscle meet – has its receptors blocked from acetylcholine: the chemical which forces the muscle to contract.

Therefore, even though the nerve continues to send a signal which requests movement, the tissue does not receive the instruction and the muscle remains still.

Over 3-5 months, the muscle gradually grows new receptors and is able to contract again.

Botox is most effective in the correction of lines which are formed from muscle contractions alone. Because the underlying muscle doesn’t move, the skin above it no longer creases.

Thus, the effects of Botox are most noticeable in frown and laughter lines.

Botox does not remove wrinkles which are permanently engraved in the skin, regardless of muscle movement, although it may soften them.


Mostly, the top half of face where wrinkles are deepened by smiling and frowning. However, Botox also corrects crow’s feet, forehead lines, vertical neck bands, grooves above the upper lip and gummy smiles.

Botox is also a very effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the armpits or hands.


Initial effects appear within 2-5 days and continue to improve for two weeks, when they then reach optimal appearance.

With Skin Viva, we contact you one week after your Botox treatment to determine if you require a free top-up injection. If necessary, this is administered around 14 days after the original treatment.


Usually 3-4 months. In some cases, 6 months. If you are being treated for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the armpits, Botox usually lasts 8 months.


No. Skin Viva uses the smallest needles on the market, so few customers experience even mild discomfort. Likewise, unlike some other operators, our Clinicians are trained to use a high turnover of needles per client, so bruising is minimised.

If you prefer, ice or local anaesthetic cream can be applied to minimise sensation.


As Botox has no recovery time, there is little aftercare required. Immediately following treatment, you can enhance its effects by gently moving the treated area with mild facial exercises.

For the first 2 hours after treatment, it’s
important not to rub the affected areas. For the succeeding 24 hours, don’t engage in any vigorous exercise, drink alcohol or experience prolonged sun exposure – whether natural or artificial.


Botox is broken down by the body during the first 48 hours of treatment, so does not accumulate in your system. Improved effects are visible with multiple treatments because the muscle is already relaxed from the previous session so your skin is creasing less and the wrinkles are not being reinforced.


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