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Smoker’s Wrinkles Treatment

Smoker wrinkles are the vertical lines from the upper lips to the nose. Also, a non-smoker can get those lip lines. Over the years the dynamic smoker’s lines, which are caused by smoking and kissing, become deep upper lip wrinkles.

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As your lips are drawing on a cigarette, your skin around the mouth is constantly moving. This causes skin damage which accelerates the skin aging.  That’s why smokers are more prone to lip lines than non-smokers. Anyway, there are several different ways to get rid of the smoking wrinkles or at least to reduce them.

How do you get rid of wrinkles from smoking?

You can reduce smoker wrinkles and remove upper lip lines with the help of some aesthetic treatments stimulating collagen from your own skin in this area.  Hyaluronic acid is one of the most common choices for reducing the visibility of vertical smoker’s lines.

With the injection of hyaluronic acid on the upper lip, the quality of the skin will be improved, and the smoker wrinkles will be filled-up and straightened. Injection of hyaluronic acid always stimulates re-emergence of collagen fibers, so that a unique treatment can achieve a much longer success.

What causes wrinkles around the mouth?

Lip wrinkles aren’t always smoking wrinkles. Of course, smoking contributes to lip lines, since the chemicals and heat from a burning cigarette contribute to skin aging.  The carbon monoxide and nicotine from cigarettes damage elastin and collagen making your skin dry.

However, that’s not the only problem. Smoking also depletes important vitamins from your body.  Some previous studies have shown that vitamin C levels are higher in non-smokers. In other words, cigarette smoking depletes vitamin C from your body, which is indispensable for skin protection and which helps repair skin damage.

What is the best treatment for smoker’s lines?

There are different weapons to fight against the smoker’s lines around your lips. You can use some of them on a daily basis. For instance, try to add more vitamins to your diet. Always stay hydrated. Use anti-wrinkle products to revitalize your skin and keep it properly moisturized. All these methods will help you prevent premature skin aging, but they can’t help you reduce the existing smoker wrinkles right away.

However, if you are looking for immediate results, then you should try some aesthetic treatment such as the injection of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic is a substance that is naturally found in our bodies, but its supplies diminish with age. The lack of substance causes the loss of collagen and the appearance of wrinkles. Therefore, applying hyaluronic acid on your skin seems to be one of the most effective treatments.

Side effects

Injections can cause extensive hematoma at the puncture. The dimension of the hematoma depends on the treatment and the patient’s coagulation parameter. Therefore,  blood-thinner (e.g. Aspirin) shouldn’t be taken for a few days before the treatment.

Furthermore,  unevennesses and swellings might occur in the first few days, but they will disappear with massaging and spreading.  All in all, the side effects that might appear are nothing compared to the benefits you can get from this treatment.

FAQ

Will smoker wrinkles treatment hurt?

Dermal fillers are frequently used for reducing the lines around the mouth and for smoothing them. Given by injection, hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular methods.

Keep in mind that, when given appropriately, the treatment is pretty safe with no side effects, and it doesn’t hurt. You’ll just feel slight pressure from the injection needle, like any other injection.

Is the hyaluronic acid for smoker wrinkles the best treatment?

Hyaluronic acid is one of the most common choices for treating vertical smoker’s lines. This is one of the most popular solutions since hyaluronic acid injectables stimulate the production of collagen.

Even though the treatment is temporary, thanks to its numerous benefits it brings more successful and long-term results compared to other used methods for the same purpose.

Will smoker wrinkles disappear after the treatment?

Smoking seriously damages your skin. This is a fact. It contributes to premature skin aging and appearance of wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can reduce most of the existing wrinkles by smoothing them right away.

What’s even more important, besides reviving your skin, this kind of treatment will effectively slow down the appearance of new ones. The sooner you start paying attention to your skin’s health, the better.

How long does it take to go to the smoker wrinkles treatment?

The whole intervention is simple and fast and takes only around 10 minutes. Because of that short period needed to get things done, the treatment is known as “lunch time” treatment. It means that you don’t have to reschedule your activities months in advance.
As soon as you get the injection, you can normally continue with your daily activities. Redness and swellings are among the most common side effect, but they shouldn’t represent a problem.

How permanent are the effects of smoker wrinkles treatment?

As soon as you get the injectable filler, you’ll notice the first effects. The changes are subtle yet effective. Keep in mind that you’ll notice some improvements in a couple of weeks too. While some results are visible right away, for some of them it takes time before they fully kick in.

You are aware of the fact that this type of treatment brings temporary benefits. The beneficial effects might last anywhere from two to four or six months. It’s totally individual and it depends on the general condition of your skin.

 

Are there any side effects of smoker wrinkles treatment?

Since this is a non-surgical type of treatment, the side effects are minimal, basically nonexistent. Like we have already said the side effects are rare. However, some of them might appear, such as allergic reactions, bruising, redness, swelling at the injection site.

Sometimes, when not used properly, fillers can cause tiny bumps under the skin that will need additional treatments. Or they can even cause more serious complications. That’s why it’s extremely important to put your trust in true healthcare professionals who do their job as it should be done.

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