You’re not a smoker, but yet you still have those dreaded upper lip wrinkles. Wrinkles on the upper lip is a common concern for men and women and can be a sign of premature skin aging. Upper lip wrinkles can start to form in your 40s. Even if you’re not a smoker, there are other factors that can contribute to those vertical lines such as excessive sun exposure or constantly pursing your lips.

Since 2012, the highly trained, experienced team at Total Health & Skin Center has successfully treated upper lip wrinkles.

Causes Of Upper Lip Wrinkles

People with fair skin are more likely to get upper lip wrinkles than darker skin types. This is because fair skin has less skin pigment that can protect against UV radiation.

Females dermal thickness is about 25% less than their male counterpart. This makes the female skin more susceptible to wrinkling, which increases after menopause.

The upper jawbones that support your lips is affected by your facial bone structure natural aging process. This process contributes to loss of volume and support of your jawbones, resulting in the upper lip appearing flatter and thinner. Overtime, the red part of your lip and the upper lip is also affected by this volume loss.

One of the main causes of upper lip wrinkles forming is sun exposure. If you’ve had prolonged sun exposure without applying sunscreen, you may be more susceptible to upper lip wrinkles.

Smoking is another cause of upper lip wrinkles. It not only reduces the amount of antioxidants in your body, but it can actually accelerate the formation of upper lip wrinkles.

From contracting the muscles around your mouth, to talking, or pursing the lips; daily movement of your mount is also a cause of upper lip wrinkles. Repeated patterns results in wrinkles and fine lines forming on the upper lip area.

Dermal Filler Treatment For Upper Lip Wrinkles

So that your upper lip still looks natural, a soft approach is require when treating this area once those vertical lines have developed. We can use Restylane Silk; a fine dermal filler in the upper lip wrinkles to plump out each individual line.

Restylane Silk is actually the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth. It’s composed of hyaluronic acid which is a sugar molecule that’s naturally found in the body. Because of its unique small particle size, Restylane Silk can re-deliver this naturally plumping substance to minimize upper lip wrinkles.

In FDA studies, 98% of participants treated with Restylane Silk reported an improvement in lip wrinkles. Over 75% of subjects still showed improvement 6 months after their initial injection.

There is no downtime to the procedure, and the treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.

In Conclusion

If you’re annoyed with your upper lip wrinkles making you look and feel older than you are, call us today at (919) 557-6400 or schedule a complementary consultation to discuss which treatment is right for you and how we can help.


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