As we get older, the edge of the lips becomes less shapely. Collagen and elastin, which give lips their pouty shape, break down over time, and lines around the lips settle in. Once these lines become etched into the skin, there’s less definition.
To recreate a youthful, heart-shaped outline, Botox, used off-label, can be injected along the edges of the upper and lower lip line, temporarily relaxing the muscles that can cause wrinkling. The procedure requires no anesthesia and takes only 10 minutes.
To further enhance the contours of a thin, wrinkled lip line, your dermatogist or plastic surgeon may also suggest a hyaluronic acid filler like Restylane, Juvederm or Perlane for increased volume. The results are immediate and can last up to a year, depending on which product is used.
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