Lack of hydration, smoking, UV sun damage, aging and hereditary factors, can all cause vertical lines around your lips . The lines on and around your lips can make you look older than you are, and make you look tired or unhappy. At Beauty Refined Dr. Tantawi has products and treatments designed to give you the smoothest, fullest, more youthful, lips possible.
Dr. Tantawi is highly skilled, board certified, and specializes in surgery and cosmetic surgery. He has performed countless lip enhancement procedures. His number one priority is you, and your aesthetic goals. Request a consultation today and find out how easy it is to get the smooth, youthful lips you desire.
What Causes Wrinkled Lips?
Wrinkles often develop on the upper lip due to age causes such as loss of collagen and elastin, which cause the lips to sag and appear wrinkled. The lower lip is much less prone to wrinkles than the upper lip.
Other causes can be attributed to smoking, or repetitive movement such as drinking from a straw. Sun damage can also cause wrinkled lips. The sun destroys collagen and elastin, the fibers that give the skin its strength and elasticity. As these natural fibers deteriorate, the skin begins to sag. Smoking depletes the skin of oxygen and other ingredients needed for cell growth, resulting in prematurely aged, wrinkled lips.
Medications such as antihypertensives have been found to cause wrinkling of the lips. These drugs produce a decrease in blood flow to all parts of the body including those areas near the mouth.
Taking care of your lips and the skin around them is the best way to avoid lines around or on your lips, but eventually aging may make getting treatment for your lips a better choice.
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Treatments for Wrinkled Lips
If you desire to improve or maintain your features without surgery, injectables give dramatic results with no downtime and less cost. At Beauty Refined Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Tantawi offers a wide array of the best FDA approved fillers and injectables.
Dermal Fillers (or injectables) are products that are used for treating wrinkled lips, by softening wrinkles, elevating depression in the skin, and restoring fullness to lips, and the lines around them. They work by adding volume to the specific area of injection, thus creating a plumper, more radiant look. As you age, your body produces less and less of the proteins that keep skin looking young. Dermal fillers help to replace these proteins, giving your skin a more youthful, and glowing appearance.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
The Fotona 4D laser is the most innovative laser at this time. It has 2 lasers and 4 different steps – SMOOTH®, FRAC3®, PIANO®, and SupErficial™. Each step provides a different benefit to your skin. The SMOOTH® setting addresses lines and loss of elasticity around the mouth, nose and jawline.The FRAC3® helps treat pigmentation, such as sun and age spots, and also addresses deep lines.
The PIANO® step helps restore volume due to loss of collagen, which causes skin to sag and become dull. Dr. Tantawi will use a heat brushing technique that tightens and provides lifting to the skin, and increases volume. The result is more youthful looking skin. The last step is the SupErficial™ which gently resurfaces the top layer of your skin. This helps to get rid of surface damaged cells and reveals the newer, dermal cells underneath. Your skin will look refreshed and renewed.
The Coolpeel® Procedure
The amazing and revolutionary technology that makes the Coolpeel® laser different is how it controls it’s output, and the precision in which an area can be targeted. By emitting short high energy pulses, it resurfaces the superficial layer of skin without the heat that would damage surrounding skin. The laser can be targeted to one area, or your entire face with dramatic results. The nice thing about the Coolpeel®, is there is no anesthesia, and the treatment only takes 15-30 minutes depending on the area to be treated.
For vertical wrinkles around your lips, dermabrasion is an option that can give excellent results and last a long time. This is another skin resurfacing procedure that uses a rotating device that exfoliates your skin. The new skin that grows back after scabbing is smooth and clear. Your skin will be scabbed and then blotchy for 2-3 weeks. It takes about three months for your skin tone to return and skin to become smooth. It may take more than one treatment to obtain results.
Microneedling, also known as (collagen induction therapy), is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of the vertical lines around your mouth.. At Beauty Refined a micropen is used, as it is more advanced and effective than a dermaroller, which can cause tearing wounds.
The micropen is also better able to address smaller areas such as the eyes and around the nose. During your microneedling treatment, tiny needles are used to create controlled injuries in your skin. This triggers your body’s natural healing response, which leads to the production of new collagen and other connective tissue.
There are many treatment options to treat your wrinkled lips and add the fullness you want. Let Dr. Tantawi and his staff restore your youthful look so you can feel great about the way you look. Call us today or request a consultation to get started with your treatment plan.