Lip Lines - Dermal Fillers

Developing lip lines is one of those inevitable signs of ageing which many people dislike. Lip lines can develop to such an advanced stage that they become obvious to the naked eye and have a negative effect on one's self-esteem and confidence. With today's advanced knowledge and technology ageing lips can be made to appear youthful with minimum effort.

A healthy percentage of lip lines are caused by natural ageing, but there are cases in which they can also be caused by exposure to sun and, of course, cigarette smoking. The effects of cigarette smoking on lip lines can be chemical in composition, which means that what you see are not just lines on the lips but a part of the lip that has been damaged by chemical action or reaction, depending on what kind of cigarette is used.

Smoking has far greater harmful effects compared to factors such as ageing and sun exposure. The reality of smoking is that you are literally burning your lips. You are not doing it with fire alone, but with other chemical substances in the process of burning to produce smoke.

There are new, innovative ways to treat lip lines. Fillers still rate high on the list with impressive results when the right type is used and the correct procedure followed. They produce an effect that makes the lips look plumped-up and they can completely fill up the lines for a noticeable improvement. Lips appear more youthful, fuller and lines vanish.

There are also other methods like laser treatments which aid in the production of new tissue to rejuvenate the lips. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane can be used to plump out the lines and give a fuller look to the lip area. Two fillers designed for the lip area are Restylane Refresh and Restylane Volume. The filler is injected under the skin in order to plump up the lip area, providing a smoother appearance with more volume. The choice of filler for the lips is very important so it is imperative that a very experienced doctor is used who will listen to what you want out of the treatment as no one wants to end up with unbalanced or uneven lips.