Have you noticed those telling vertical lines around your lips that make you look older than your age?
Those wrinkles, often referred to as smokers lines or lip wrinkles, can make anyone feel self-conscious.
The good news is, you don’t have to live with them if you don’t want to. Here at Ethos Spa, we offer lip fillers specifically designed to treat smokers lines and restore a smooth, youthful lip contour.
Smokers lines, also called perioral lines or perioral wrinkles, refer to vertical lines around the lips and mouth – from the nose to chin area. These wrinkles make lips appear thinner and cause lip color to bleed into the creases.
While genetics, sun damage, and repetitive muscle movement contribute to smokers lines, the name refers to how smoking accelerates their development. The good news? You can refresh your lips even if you’ve never smoked.
Lip fillers are injectable dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid. This compound naturally occurs in the skin to provide hydration and volume.
Skillfully injected along the lip border and into smokers lines, fillers add subtle volume to:
Lip fillers offer instant yet temporary results lasting 6 months up to 1 year. The filler gradually dissipates over time.
The lip filler procedure takes place right here in our medspa. It involves:
We use the smallest amount of filler needed to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.
Juvederm and Restylane are some of the fillers that we use, both containing hyaluronic acid. Specific products are recommended based on your individual needs:
|Volbella XC, Ultra XC
|Smooth results, up to 1 year duration
|Kysse, Lip Refresh
|Designed to plump lips and shape
Have more questions about using lip fillers to treat vertical lip lines and wrinkles? You’re definitely not alone – many patients are curious to learn more before taking the next step.
Below we’ve compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about lip fillers for smoothing away smokers lines.
The cost for lip fillers to treat smokers lines typically ranges from $600 to $1200 per session. Price varies based on factors like:
During your consultation, we provide exact pricing for your customized treatment plan.Pricing
Even if you’ve never smoked, these wrinkles can still appear over time simply from natural aging, genetics, and sun damage.
These wrinkles typically begin to form in your late 20s or 30s but become more pronounced with age. The main causes are repeated muscle movement from pursing your lips and years of exposure to the sun. Smoking can also accelerate the development of these lines (hence the popular term of “smokers lines”).
Lip fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. When expertly injected along the lip border and into smokers lines around the mouth, fillers can instantly restore a smoother, plumper, and more youthful lip contour.
The added volume fills in creases from smokers lines, restoring smoothness. The hyaluronic acid also attracts water to the treatment area, hydrating and rejuvenating the lips and surrounding skin.
While results are immediate, lip fillers are temporary. Your body naturally absorbs the filler over the course of 6 months to 2 years.
Lip fillers are very effective at drastically reducing the look of smokers lines, but they cannot completely eliminate dynamic wrinkles from your facial expressions. The filler smooths out etched lines and adds plumping hydration.
The treatment takes place in our medspa under the expert care of an experienced provider. We use a topical numbing cream to maximize your comfort. Using a micro-cannula or very fine needle, the provider will precisely inject small amounts of filler along the lip border and into smokers lines around the mouth.
The filler adds subtle volume to smooth wrinkles and lightly plump lips. Most patients need 1-2 syringes of filler to achieve optimal results.
Some mild swelling and bruising are normal side effects that resolve quickly. We’ll provide aftercare instructions to follow at home as you recover.
With Juvederm or Restylane lip fillers, results typically last 6 months to 1 year. Maintaining results requires repeat treatments, usually every 6-12 months. That allows you to “freshen up” the filler as it gradually dissipates over time.
To maintain lip filler results, most patients opt for touch-up treatments every 6 months to 1 year. That timeline can vary based on factors like your natural metabolism, lip movement patterns, and the rate of collagen loss. We’ll tailor a maintenance plan designed to keep your lips looking smooth, full, and wrinkle-free.
Yes, smoking after lip filler injections can potentially affect results and increase risks. The chemicals and heat from cigarettes can break down hyaluronic acid filler faster than normal. Smoking impairs circulation, so it can also increase swelling, bruising, and irritation from the injections.
For the best outcome from your lip fillers, we advise abstaining from smoking for at least 2 weeks before and after treatment. Avoiding tobacco use as much as possible will also help your results last longer.
The key is to choose an experienced board-certified provider who specializes in aesthetic injectables. Beware of “injectors” without medical credentials or formal training. To ensure the best results and safety, go to a reputable medspa like Ethos Spa.
Some tips on what to look for in a qualified lip filler injector:
The expert injectors at Ethos Spa check all those boxes and more. We’ve successfully treated hundreds of satisfied patients with lip fillers for smokers lines. Schedule a consultation to learn more about our experience, approach and stellar results.