Lip Lines: Why do I have lines on my lips?
Encircling the mouth is a muscle that used to purse the lips. Repeated use of this muscle over time causes lines to form around the mouth. These lines are known as lip lines or lipstick lines (because lipstick tends to bleed into them). They are very disconcerting to many women as they give an older appearance to those who have them.
Lip lines from Smoking.
Smokers are particularly susceptible to lip lines. Repeated pursing of the lips while smoking tends to cause very deep lip lines. Plus smoking damages the skin making it even easier for the lines to form. Another reason to stop smoking!
What do Botox Lip Line Injections do?
Botox is a purified protein that we inject into the face for cosmetic reasons. We use it to relax the muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles. It takes 1-2 days to see some effect and 1-2 weeks for full effect. The effects of Botox last 3-4 months. Botox is the gold standard for treating wrinkles due to facial expression.
Botox around lips treats lip lines. Small amounts of Botox injected into the muscle around the lips, relax it and promote smoothing of the lines. Care must be taken to use enough Botox to see an effect, but not too much to affect the ability to use a straw. Typically, only 1-2 units of Botox is needed in each lip line.
How to get rid of lip lines permanently?
Once lip lines have formed, they are difficult to remove with Botox alone. Deep, longstanding lip lines will need filler injections to get rid of them permanently. Small amounts of a dermal filler like Juvederm, are expertly placed to fill the lines. Combining the muscle relaxation of Botox and the line filling with Juvederm, will get rid of lip lines permanently.
Botox Lips Cost
The great thing is that the Botox Lips Cost is very affordable. Since small amounts of Botox are all that is needed, the Botox Cost is as low as $96.
Botox Lips Gone Wrong.
Botox Lip Injections must be performed carefully. Incorrectly placed Botox injection, can affect muscles besides the one that causes lip lines. This can result in a crooked smile for several months.
Botox Lip Lift.
Botox injections can also be used to help roll the lips out. Precise injections of Botox at the lip border will add to lip definition and make the lips look fuller. This is also known as the Botox Lip Pop. Filler injections can plump the lips themselves.