Smokers lines form around the mouth due to the repeated mouth and facial movements and expressions (puckering lips) made by a person while they smoke a cigarette. However, individuals who aren’t smokers can still get smokers lines due to how they eat or talk. People who have pronounced mouth movement during chewing or speaking can develop smokers’ lines.
Identifying smokers lines is easy. They are simply tiny vertical wrinkles prevalent on the top of the upper lip running upwards towards the nose. In many cases, smokers lines are tiny and unnoticeable. However, many can form at once, making them impossible to hide. Smokers lines can be a nuisance, especially to women, since they form lipstick lines altering how lipstick settles.
There are many causes of smokers lines the most notable being;
Smokers lines derive their name from their main underlying cause which is smoking. In fact, most smokers develop smokers lines.
Since smokers lines are facial wrinkles, they are also linked to the underlying cause of wrinkling, which is aging. As we age, our skin loses elasticity. Decreased collagen levels result in saggy skin that is easily wrinkled.
If you often make mouth movements like those made by smokers when smoking, your chances of getting smokers lines are high.
Since smoking is linked to the repetitive mouth and facial movement and expressions linked to smokers lines, quitting the habit can prevent the problem.
Routine skincare like exfoliation is known to prevent wrinkles. Smokers lines aren’t an exception. However, it is advisable to use products that contain natural, safe, effective, and proven ingredients only.
Overexposure to sunlight isn’t good for the skin and wrinkles. Using sunscreen is proven to prevent sun damage that increases the risk of getting smokers lines, among other facial lines and wrinkles.
You should also be mindful of your facial movements. As mentioned above, you don’t have to be a smoker to get smokers lines. Repeated facial movements when speaking and eating can cause lip lines. Being mindful of such movements can help in avoiding habitual and unnecessary movements that increase your risk of getting smokers lines.
If you already have smokers lines, don’t worry. There are effective treatments like fillers. Dermal fillers are volume–building fluids. They are injected underneath the skin using tiny needles to increase volume and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. While dermal fillers are effective for dealing with smokers lines, the type of filler used matters.
You should get an FDA-approved dermal filler such as hyaluronic acid fillers that are safe and mimic the work of natural hyaluronic acid in the skin (i.e., binding water and collagen together to plump up the skin and give it a natural glow).
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As an FDA-approved treatment, Botox has been used for decades to treat wrinkles. Botox is injected on the upper lip to soften the muscles and eliminate the pucker expression.
While Botox is effective, the treatment lasts for a few months. Botox can also come with some side effects and takes longer than other more effective treatments like Xeomin.
Gold Coast Medical Artistry offers both Botox and Xeomin injectables. While Botox works, it was approved for use by the FDA over three decades ago (1985). Xeomin is a newer alternative approved in 2010. Besides being newer, it has been found to be safer and offers faster results that last longer than the average 3-4 months offered by Botox.
Gold Coast Medical Artistry is among the few med spas in Hoboken NJ that has licensed medical professionals offering Xeomin treatments.
While there may be other smoker’s lines treatments, the above treatments are adequate enough to get rid of the problem for most people. When combined with preventative measures, a healthy skin regimen and a healthy lifestyle characterized by exercise and maintaining a balanced diet, smokers lines and other facial lines and wrinkles can be eliminated completely.
No. Treatment is administered using sharp thin needles that don’t cause any pain. However, some discomfort may be experienced. Dermatologists can numb the treatment site to make the process comfortable. A cream can be applied to numb the treatment area before injecting.
Treatments that utilize derma fillers like hyaluronic and injectables like Botox and Xeomin are tested and proven to be safe. Provided you seek treatment from licensed professionals, there should be no cause for concern.
Fillers can last for approximately six months. The same applies to injectables like Botox. However, Xeomin lasts longer than Botox, making it a better alternative for individuals looking for longer-lasting results.
Non-surgical treatments don’t have serious side effects. Apart from minimal redness or swelling at the treatment area, the treatment is generally safe. However, if fillers aren’t administered properly by qualified and experienced medical professionals, they can result in side effects like tiny bumps or other serious complications. The importance of dealing with true professionals can’t, therefore, be overlooked.