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Kiss Those Smokers Lines Goodbye: Restore Your Lip Contour with Lip Fillers

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Discover How a Simple, Non-Surgical Treatment Can Plump and Redefine Your Lips, Minimizing Annoying Vertical Wrinkles

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.

What are smokers lines?

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.

How do lip fillers treat smokers lines?

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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:

  • Smooth out etched lines
  • Plump up lips
  • Define the lip contour

Lip fillers offer instant yet temporary results lasting 6 months up to 1 year. The filler gradually dissipates over time.

Benefits of lip fillers for smokers lines:

  • Non-surgical, lunchtime procedure
  • Little downtime
  • Natural-looking results
  • Smooths vertical lip lines
  • Enhances lip shape and volume
  • Restores a more youthful appearance

What to expect during treatment

The lip filler procedure takes place right here in our medspa. It involves:

  • Numbing cream applied before injections
  • Precise injections along lip border and into lines
  • 1-2 syringes of filler typically needed
  • Minimal discomfort during the treatment
  • Mild swelling, redness, and tenderness may occur afterward

We use the smallest amount of filler needed to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.

Lip filler brands we use

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Juvederm and Restylane are some of the fillers that we use, both containing hyaluronic acid. Specific products are recommended based on your individual needs:

JuvedermVolbella XC, Ultra XCSmooth results, up to 1 year duration
RestylaneKysse, Lip RefreshDesigned to plump lips and shape

Your Questions About Lip Fillers for Smokers Lines, Answered

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.

What is the usual pricing for lip filler treatments for 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:

  • Type and amount of filler used
  • Skill and experience of the injector
  • Number of syringes needed to achieve desired results

During your consultation, we provide exact pricing for your customized treatment plan.Pricing

How are smokers lines caused?

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”). 

How exactly do lip fillers work to smooth out wrinkles?

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.

Can lip fillers completely erase smokers lines or just reduce their appearance?

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. 

What should I expect during a lip filler treatment session for smokers lines?

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.

How long do the results of lip fillers for smokers lines typically last?

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.

How often would I need to repeat the treatment to maintain the results?

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.

Can smoking after getting lip fillers affect the results or cause complications?

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. 

What should I look for when choosing a clinic or practitioner for lip filler treatment for smokers lines?

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:

  • Board certification in plastic surgery, dermatology or facial plastic surgery
  • Specialized training and expertise in fillers and injections
  • Uses advanced techniques like micro-cannulas to minimize side effects
  • Focuses on natural-looking outcomes, not overfilling
  • Uses world-class filler products (like Juvederm and Restylane)
  • Has an artistic eye for facial balance and proportions
  • Listens to your desired goals and concerns

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.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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