Above Lip Lines
Above Lip Lines are vertical lines that develop above the lip
They are often due to muscle movement, volume loss or lax skin
These lines are most obvious when we purse our lips or speak
Treatment involves a combination of Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants and Dermal Fillers
Dr. Jodie will soften your upper lip lines so you look, move and speak normally
What are Above Lip Lines and why are they there?
Many women develop vertical lines above their lips in their 40s and 50s. Lines that were once only present when pursing lips start to become permanently etched around the mouth. This is often a result of regular talking or smoking, but can also be due to age-related volume loss above the lip or lax skin.
What treatments are available?
A combination of Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxants and Dermal Fillers works well to treat Above Lip Lines.
Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxant injections can be used above the lip to minimise movements of the underlying muscle and soften lines that encircle the mouth. Although this may smooth the area, the downside can be a slightly floppier upper lip. The pros and cons of treatment should be discussed prior to undertaking treatment. If you are someone who sings or speaks professionally, for instance, this may not be the answer for you!
Dermal Fillers are effective at reducing Above Lip Lines. The aim is to replace age-related volume loss in the area above the lip, as well as treating the lip itself, especially the lip border. The upper lip lines can be directly injected themselves, but care must be taken not to thicken each line excessively to avoid undulations above the lip.
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