Smoker’s Line Fillers
Smoker's Lines - What Are They?
Smoker’s lines are also called lip lines or lipstick lines. These lines etch the lips and extend vertically around the mouth. These lines are more noticeable and prevalent on the upper lips. Sometimes they stretch from one side of the mouth to the other, which makes the lower face look aged and distressed.
Though the smoker’s lines are tiny, as they appear in groups, they result in a wrinkled appearance affecting the mouth area. Moreover, the smoker’s lines are more noticeable when the lipstick bleeds from the border between the adjacent skin and the lip into the fine lines. It further makes the smoker’s wrinkles look deeper, darker, and distracting.
Why do they appear?
Lip lines are the natural side-effects of the aging process. These lines develop over time. With age, the skin produces less elastin and collagen, essential proteins for keeping the skin hydrated, fresh, and supple. Therefore, the skin becomes thinner and vulnerable to the formation of wrinkles. Moreover, as lip lines appear, your lips become less attractive and voluptuous.
Are there any other causes of smoker's lines besides aging?
Yes, several other factors can cause smoker’s lines. These are:
- Sun exposure
- Repetitive facial expressions
- Drinking from a straw
- Playing musical instruments such as a harmonica or the recorder
However, smoking and vaping are the primary factors for smoker’s line because toxins from the cigarette speed up the elastin proteins and collagen breakdown. It leaves your skin with less strength and support to protect itself against wrinkles.
What is the treatment for Smoker's lines?
At Holistic Aesthetics, we use advanced dermal fillers to treat smokers’ lines. This non-surgical method is effective for reducing smokers’ lines. You often only need a small volume of product injected into the targeted location.
These injectable fillers smooth out wrinkles while restoring the volume around your lip area and mouth. The hyaluronic acid in these injectable fillers adds volume to the deep set of lines while retaining water in the skin’s dermis. Additionally, it stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, which causes the cells to renew.
This procedure can help you achieve fuller and firmer lips for at least 9 to 18 months. Furthermore, it drastically lowers the appearance of the smoker’s lines.
How long does the procedure take?
It’s a quick procedure that may take only 30 minutes.
How quickly can I notice the effects?
The lines are softened immediately. However, it may take about two weeks to see the full effects of the treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Though it is a safe procedure, some patients may experience side effects like:
- Mild lumpiness
However, it gets resolved within a few hours. Therefore, there is nothing to worry about.