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.