Many women develop vertical lines above their lips in their 40s and 50s. Lines that were once only present when pursing your lips, can start to become permanently etched around your mouth. This results from repeated muscle movement from regular talking or even previous smoking habits, and, in fact, these lines have commonly been referred to as ‘smoker’s lines’ in the past. They are also due to the natural ageing process of volume loss above the lip and increased skin laxity, which allows your skin to crease more easily.
Interestingly, men do not suffer from lines above the lip as much as women, as male stubble or the presence of a moustache will offer some protection from UV exposure and the shaving process seems to improve skin quality by exfoliating and stimulating collagen.
A combination of Anti Wrinkle injections and Dermal Fillers works well in the treatment of Above Lip Lines.
Anti Wrinkle Muscle Relaxant can be used above the lip to minimise movements of the underlying muscle and soften the lines that encircle your mouth. Although this may smooth the area, the downside can be a slightly floppier upper lip. The pros and cons of treatment will be discussed at length with Dr. Jodie prior to you undertaking treatment. If you are someone who sings or speaks professionally, for instance, this may not be the answer for you! Care also needs to be taken not to affect your ability to smile, so an experienced injector is a must.
Dermal Fillers are effective at reducing Above Lip Lines. The aim is to restore volume to the area above the lip, as well as treating the lip itself, especially the lip border. This acts to improve the structure underlying the vertical lines and to provide better support to the tissues around the mouth. The upper lip lines themselves can also be directly injected superficially, but care must be taken not to thicken each line excessively to avoid unnecessary lumps and bumps above the lip.
After Dr. Jodie has carefully assessed your face to see if you are a good candidate for treatment of your Above Lip Lines, she will thoroughly clean the treatment area. She will ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure by using a combination of numbing cream, ice and local anaesthetic.
Anti Wrinkle injections are administered using a tiny needle to four sites above the lip where movement is maximal when pursing your lips. This essentially involves no recovery time and you can easily get on with your day.
Dermal Filler is administered using a micro-cannula (a fine blunt-ended instrument) from the corners of your mouth to restore volume to the area above your lip and to strengthen the border of your lip. Dr. Jodie will fine-tune your result with a small needle to directly treat the lines themselves more superficially. Any direct needle treatments with Dermal Filler will increase your risk of a bruise so be sure to time your treatments carefully with your social calendar.
Treatment of Above Lip Lines can improve your appearance by softening the lines that make you appear older than you are. From the comfort of her Melbourne clinic, Dr. Jodie can use both Anti Wrinkle injections and Dermal Fillers to create a fresher look. She will personally assess your face to tailor your treatment to your individual needs, taking care not to impact on your smile or mouth function. If you have youth on your side, you may only require Anti Wrinkle injections, however, if you are more mature, it is more likely you will require Dermal Fillers as well. Dr. Jodie will ensure you receive the right balance of treatment for your unique face. When you see Dr. Jodie for your tailored Above Lip Lines treatment, you will never have to settle for a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
In conjunction with treatment of your Above Lip Lines, Dr. Jodie may suggest Lip Filler treatment to add volume and definition to your lips, and enhance your look further.
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Repeated pursing of your lips over time with talking or smoking can result in visible lines that are etched into the skin above your lips. Fortunately, in the right hands, Above Lip Lines are relatively easy to treat. However, in the wrong hands, treatment could leave you looking like Fred Flintstone or Homer Simpson with a bulky looking top lip! With Dr. Jodie’s aesthetic eye and her light-handed work, you can be confident you will receive a natural looking outcome in her Melbourne clinic. She will create a subtle result that suits your unique face by correcting your age-related changes in a way that smooths the entire area around your mouth. She will ensure your smile and speech and the function of your mouth remain normal. Dr. Jodie takes a ‘whole face’ approach to your treatment to ensure all parts of your face contributing to your Above Lip Lines are addressed. This may require Cheek filler to target any sag from above or lower face Dermal Filler treatments to refresh your overall look.
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Dr. Jodie takes a holistic approach to treatment of your Above Lip Lines and offers longer appointment times for thorough assessment and careful delivery of treatment. She has trained extensively with some of Melbourne’s leading cosmetic dermatologists and has over a decade of experience as a cosmetic doctor. Dr Jodie is also a national clinical trainer for a leading pharmaceutical company that manufactures cosmetic injectable products and regularly educates other doctors and specialists in the nuances of injectable treatments. As a trusted name in Melbourne for Above Lip Lines treatment, Dr. Jodie always prioritises your health and well-being as much as she values your best aesthetic result.