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Banish Pesky Lip Wrinkles with Juvederm Dermal Filler & Botox

Banish Pesky Lip Wrinkles with Juvederm Dermal Filler & Botox

What Causes Wrinkles to Form Around the Mouth?

Lip wrinkles. They’re pretty high on the list of complaints from women who hate the way it makes them look, not to mention wearing lipstick can become a frustrating experience. In many cases lines around the mouth are caused by smoking which is why they’re also referred to as “smoker’s lines.”

But that’s not always the case. Sometimes lip wrinkles are caused by simple aging, breakdown of collagen and making facial expressions such as smiling, laughing and pursing the lips. Wrinkles around the mouth can form at the edge of the lips called the Vermillion border or on the upper lip itself. Furthermore, years expression can make them become deeper and deeper.

Easy Fix for Lip Wrinkles with Hyaluronic Acid Filler

The great news is that lip wrinkles are easy to eradicate with a hylaronic acid filler such as Juvederm. The type of filler that’s best suited for the mouth area usually depends on the depth and location of the lines. Deeper wrinkles around the Vermillion border require a denser product such as Juvederm Volift.

For fine lines situated above the lip a new Skin Booster called Juvederm Volite can be used to plump, hydrate and smooth the skin, diminishing the appearance of lip lines. Volite is injected in multiple areas along the upper lip then massaged to evenly distribute the filler. Injections in the lips generally last 9-12 months but can break down sooner due to the constant movement of the mouth area.

Botox Softens Lip Wrinkles and Prolongs Filler

To extend the life of the dermal filler and further smooth lip lines a few units of Botox can be injected at the lip border. Only 3-4 units of Botox is all it takes to temporarily block muscle movement and soften the lines. With diminished muscle contraction the breakdown of filler is slowed but the Botox only lasts 6-8 weeks due to the low dose.

Dr. Nino Kuzmar is a Toronto general practitioner practicing non-surgical cosmetic rejuvenation and enhancement procedures for the face and neck. His extensive clinical experience, training and expertise in the area of cosmetic injectables, laser and energy based technologies spans 12 years. BOOK YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION

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