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.
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.
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.