Smoker Lines Treatment

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Smoker Lines

Smoker lines are vertical lip lines that are caused by natural lip movements over time. Smokers have deeper and more numerous lines around the lips due to the harmful effect tobacco has on the skin as well as the mechanical movement of pressing on the lips while smoking. Waxing and threading can also contribute to the formation of lines, although to a lesser degree than smoking. Smoking cessation will help prevent further damage.

Lip lines need various modalities for correction because they tend to be deep and are constantly stimulated by the movements of the lips. Some women experience strong and tight muscles in this area. Making those muscles softer with BOTOX® Cosmetic can result in a great improvement and can prevent the formation of more lines.

Laser resurfacing is helpful in this area as well as superficial fillers. An experienced physician can add a small amount of filler to the lips making lines less visible and eliminating unsightly lipstick bleeding.

Who Is a Good Candidate For Smoker Line Treatment?

Before anyone can receive smoker-line treatment, you must be considered an ideal candidate by Dr. Aurora DeJuliis.

You are a viable candidate for smoker line treatment if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are in good physical health.
  • You are dedicated to maintaining good skin health.
  • You have realistic goals and expectations regarding the treatment.
  • You no longer smoke.
  • You have smoker lines around your mouth.

What Is Involved During Smoker Line Treatment?

Smoker lines are typically treated by having injectable dermal fillers or Botox. Dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, help smooth out the mouth area by restoring lost volume. Botox is typically used to tackle smoker lines when they form. It is injected above the upper lip, which softens the muscle that helps make the pucker expression.

Other treatments can help reduce the effects of smoker lines, which include:

  • Chemical peels
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Microneedling
  • Dermabrasion
  • PRP injections

Dr. Aurora DeJuliis will inform you of the best treatment method for you during your consultation with her. Be prepared to provide her with the necessary information regarding your health.

What Are The Risks of Smoker Line Treatment?

Similar to many cosmetic procedures, smoker line treatment does come with a few risks. It is possible for you to experience redness, swelling, pain, infection, and scarring. Bleeding may also occur, though it is somewhat rare. There are other unique risks to be aware of, but it depends on the type of treatment method you have. Dr. Aurora DeJuliis will cover more about these risks as she assesses your skin and current health.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have smoker lines and are looking to treat them, then Dr. Aurora DeJuliis is here to help! Contact us at 973-338-6300 to schedule a consultation today!

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A Nationally Recognized Leader in Anti-aging Medicine

Dr. Aurora DeJuliis prides herself on her reputation for excellence, trust and compassion. Dr. DeJuliis was born and raised in Rome, Italy. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Rome in Medicine and Surgery. Her specialized training continued in Paris and Rome where she studied skin rejuvenation and anti-aging modalities well before they were readily available in the U.S. For over 20 years, Dr. DeJuliis has been a leader in the fields of anti-aging, beauty, nutrition, and aesthetic medicine.

Book a consultation with Dr. Aurora DeJuliis to learn how we can help you “love your skin and look your best!”


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