If you possess fine vertical lines on your lips and around the mouth, giving you an aged look, they are termed as smokers lines. These lines play a major role in contributing to premature aging and make you look dull irrespective of your make up. A high percentage of smoker’s lines occur due to excessive smoking habits, but these also occur in individuals who never smoke but thanks to their lifestyle and other habits. But fortunately, there are some effective treatments available to eliminate and fade off those lines from the lip regions.
What Are the Causes of Smoker’s Lines?
There are many reasons for the development of smoker’s lines other than smoking. Below are some of the major reasons that contribute to the rise of smoker’s lines on the lips:
Smoking is the most obvious reason for the development of the smoker’s lines on the lips. Along with harm to the lungs, smoking causes damage to the muscles of the lips. The habit of excessive smoking will lead to high-intensity wrinkles on the lips. These smokers’ lines may also appear after some months or years of usage of excessive cigarettes. Smoking habits not only cause damage to lips but also trigger other skin issues and make them look dull and aged.
Sun rays play a major role in leading the wrinkles to appear on the lips and complete face. The harmful UV rays present in the sunlight bring a jolt to the collagen production in the skin and hamper its appearance. As the sun rays enter the skin, it goes deeper into the skin cells and disrupts their normal functionality while also reduce the production of essentials elements that boost the skin. This makes the skin look aged leading to the appearance of wrinkles in multiple places including the lips.
Inappropriate Diet Habits:
Diet also plays a major role in enhancing the arrival of wrinkles on the face. A diet filled with junk and processed form of foods that are deprived of essential nutrients will cause more harm to the skin than good. As you get addicted to these kinds of foods, the skin will lack essential nutrients that come from whole food sources. When the skin does not get proper nourishment from within, it is easily prone to wrinkles and other forms of issues like smoker’s lines.
Aging is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the body that leads to unwanted changes, especially in the skin. Along with the depletion of energy in the body, aging will also play important role in diminishing the glow to the face. This is not different from the appearance of smokers’ lines.
Another curious about smokers’ lines is DNA. Every person has a different type of skin which is prone to wrinkles and other issues influenced by external or internal reasons. If you are getting these smokers lines at an early age, then your DNA may be the culprit.
How to Get Rid of Smoker’s Lines:
There is some advanced and effective treatment for addressing smoker’s lines. They are:
Injectable fillers are playing a major part in fading the wrinkles and providing a plump look to the lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Volbella are made specifically to treat lip lines. They are inserted into the lips and nearby regions by experts to provide natural-looking results. The effectiveness and results of these fillers are dependent on several factors; hence care must be taken to choose the experts to perform this procedure.
Chemical peels eliminate the top surface of the skin to expose and develop a refreshing and younger skin layer to the visibility. It is actively used in negating the issues of fine lines, scarring, etc. Chemical peels are also used in treating smokers’ lips depending on skin types. As there are different types of peels available depending on their results, care must be taken while choosing them.
Laser resurfacing is also a skin rejuvenation method that removes the topmost skin layer and creates a younger-looking appearance. They come with the extra benefit of stiffening the sagging skin. This method is highly bused in improving fine lines around the nose, mouth, and under the eyes. It is also used for treating lip lines under the guidance of experts.
This treatment gives an almost similar feel and results in the chemical peels. But it requires the patient to be sedated during the procedure. An anesthetic expert will employ a handheld device to eliminate the topmost layer of the skin with the help of a diamond-shaped tip. This treatment demands multiple sessions spaced equally over a few months to get the desired results. The skin expert will design a specific treatment and analyze if it is suitable to be performed on your lip lines.
This procedure has given positive results in eliminating lip lines among some people. It is a concept based on creating micro lesions on the skin with the aid of a roller and promote a healing response in the body. It encourages the production of collagen that enhances the appearance of lines and develops a more youthful and stiffer look to the skin and lips.
(PRP) Platelet-Rich Plasma:
PRP makes use of growth factors of the same patient to enhance the production of collagen in the body. Concentrated platelets are removed from the patient’s own body and injected into the region with the aid of a micro-needling device to promote a healing response.
As Botox can relax the muscles, it is successfully used in negating the effects of smoker’s lines. But it has to be given in appropriate amounts by trained aesthetic experts to guarantee accurate results.
Are you annoyed by the smoker’s lines on your lips? Look no further and book an appointment with Dr. Hillary Taggart who is an experienced master injector and is talented in helping clients achieve natural-looking and effective results depending on their requirements and specific features.