A combined treatment regime including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler is used for effective lip line treatment.
Anti-wrinkle injections could be used on the areas above the upper lip to reduce the muscle contraction around the mouth. In general, anti-wrinkle injections is prescribed to reduce muscle movement. As muscle movement reduces, the lines become softer and diminish, giving your skin a smooth and rejuvenated appearance.
Dermal Fillers are used to treat upper lip lines, commonly referred to as smoker’s lines. Generally, 1ml of dermal filler is injected using a cannula. As mentioned above, antiwrinkle treatment can be used to provide further softening of the appearance.
A different dermal filler is used to treat the lines on the sides of the mouth. This dermal filler is used to provide a more lifting effect and can be used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections as well. A fine needle or cannula can be used to inject the dermal filler.
The dermal fillers are used to diminish the appearance of lines in the upper lip area and provide proper structure and support and reduce the ability of the skin to crumble or crease.
In general, small quantities of dermal filler are used to treat the creases in the upper lip and the injection is superficial. The physician uses proper anesthetic cream around the target area before lip line treatment to greatly minimize the pain and make the treatment more comfortable.