What Can I do For Vertical Lip Lines?
This is one of the most common questions we receive from our patients.
The depth and severity of vertical lip lines varies from person to person. Vertical lip lines can take years or decades to develop. Vertical lip lines are caused by the function of the orbicularis oris muscle. This strong muscle surrounds the mouth and also forms the majority of the lips. This muscle also controls the shape and the movement of the lips. Typically these lines are formed by the repetitive puckering action of drinking through straws, gum chewing, and smoking. Sun exposure, heredity, lack of exfoliation and moisturization of the skin also contributes to the formation of vertical lip lines.
Softening the strength of the oris muscle by using a neuro modulator like Jeuveau or Botox, followed by outlining the lips with a hyaluronic acid based filler can dramatically improve the look of vertical lip lines. PRP ( Platelet Rich Plasma) with microneedling can help to rebuild collagen in the skin around the mouth for a more rejuvenated appearance. A dedicated skin care regiment to bring nutrients and moisture to the skin is also beneficial for skin health, plumpness, and vitality.
Call us at 727-726-6100 to find out more information on the treatment of vertical lip lines and to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Toscano.