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

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 top lip). 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 Aesthetic Clinicians can deliver an impressive reduction in these signs of ageing.

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    How do SkinViva treat lip lines?

    Treating lip lines with cosmetic injections

    During your consultation, your SkinViva Aesthetic Clinician will assess your face to understand the causes, type and extent of your lip lines in order to decide what treatment will work best. There are a number of options and if the clinician deems it appropriate, they’ll explain their recommendation along with all the information on risks, benefits and prices, so that you can make the right decision for you.

    Your Aesthetic Clinician will recommend the most appropriate choice of treatment depending on your needs. The cause of your mouth and lip lines are will have a bearing on the best treatment choice for you.

    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 lip lines by gently plumping out the lines and elongating the lip which has contracted over time.

    How much does lip line treatment cost?

    Lip line treatment prices

    Treatment Price 6 monthly payments Deposit
    Juvederm Ultra dermal fillers 1ml*
    Lasting around 6 months
    £275.00 £22.91 £137.50
    Juvederm Volift dermal fillers 1ml*
    Lasting around 15 months
    £425.00 £35.42 £212.50

    Got a Question?

    Why do I need a consultation?
    SkinViva provide consultations free of charge for all clients before every treatment. This is an essential review and assessment of your concerns so that the clinician can recommend the most suitable treatment, if they deem that treatment is appropriate. They'll provide you with all the essential information on the treatment including costs, benefits, potential risks and recovery - so that you're fully informed to make the right decision for you.

    There's no obligation at all to proceed, so it's a great opportunity to find out more.
    Which areas can dermal fillers treat?
    Generally speaking, 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.
    What is dermal filler and how does it work?
    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.
    What is the difference between lip fillers and treating the upper lip lines?
    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.
    Will the dermal filler become hard or noticeable to touch?
    No. The dermal fillers we use take on the characteristics of the body’s own tissue so the product itself won’t be noticeable.
    What do I need to consider after the dermal filler treatment?
    There is no recovery time with dermal fillers, so you can immediately resume normal daily activities. Avoid excessive alcohol, exercise or sun for the first 24 hours.
    When the results fade, will my wrinkles be worse than they were before?
    No. Your appearance will simply return to how it was before you began dermal filler treatment.
    Are there any side effects with dermal fillers?
    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.
    Why are these lines worse for smokers?
    Smoking can exacerbate the appearance of these lines due to the repeated pursing action in the mouth area.
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