Q: How can I get rid of the smoker's lines around my lips?

What our experts say:

This is a common concern, and I see patients every day that ask the same question, but also many say that they are not smokers. The lines around the lips come from genetic factors and time and sun exposure. These lines are very difficult to treat, and one of the common complaints from patients is that their lipstick will run into the small cracks and lines around their lips. I use a combination approach of a very mild muscle relaxer such as Dysport or Botox [off label] and then I do a series of very light injections right into the lines with massage. I usually do this monthly for two to three treatments to achieve a very nice result.
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Dr. Charles E. Crutchfield III


Eagan, Minnesota

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