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Smooth Away Vertical Lip Lines with JUVÉDERM® Volbella and Ultra XC

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Lip lines are a common concern and tend to worsen with age, though there are certain behaviors that can lead to the development of early lines around the mouth as well as worsen age-related lip lines. At Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe and our dedicated team of aesthetic specialists provide a comprehensive range of facial rejuvenation treatments and procedures to help Dallas, TX, patients look and feel more confident about their appearance. When it comes to vertical lip lines specifically, JUVÉDERM® Volbella and Ultra XC fillers can be a fantastic option for achieving natural-looking, long-lasting results. Take a closer look at how JUVÉDERM for lip lines works here, and find out if you may be a candidate for this popular age-defying solution.

What causes vertical lines around the lips?

Sometimes known as “lipstick lines” or “smokers’ lines,” vertical lip lines are primarily the result of a breakdown of collagen and elastin that occurs as a result of the natural aging process. However, there are other factors that can cause and/or exacerbate lines around the mouth, including:

  • Smoking
  • Frequent use of straws
  • Sun exposure

For people with vertical lip lines, the lower face and mouth can appear aged and worn — often making a person look older than they actually are. For women and those who wear lipstick, it is common for the lip color to “bleed” into vertical lip lines, which can be a cosmetic nuisance and even embarrassing at times.

How can I get rid of smokers’ lines?

There are several potential options for smoothing and firming facial lines and wrinkles. For lip lines specifically, JUVÉDERM Volbella and Ultra XC are particularly suitable options, helping to create a smoother appearance with strikingly natural-looking results that flex with facial movements.

How long do Volbella fillers last for lip lines?

On average, patients can expect their lip line fillers to last for about 12 – 18 months with JUVÉDERM Volbella and Ultra XC. This can vary from patient to patient, however, based on the strength of their facial muscle movements, how quickly their body breaks down the fillers, and other factors.

Can I get lip line fillers and lip fillers at the same time?

Absolutely. Many patients with vertical lip lines also have concerns about thin or deflated lips, which can be another consequence of the aging process. To rejuvenate the entire mouth area for a more complete and youthful-looking transformation, many patients choose to have JUVÉDERM Volbella and Ultra XC fillers placed in the upper and/or lower lips as well as the lip lines.

How soon will my lip lines go away after getting fillers?

Injectable dermal fillers can provide almost instantly visible results, but patients should keep in mind that it is normal to experience swelling, bruising, and firmness to their fillers for about 7 – 10 days after receiving their injections. When planning for a special occasion, it is important to schedule your filler injections accordingly to ensure temporary side effects have resolved and you are looking and feeling your best for your big day.

Say goodbye to unsightly smokers’ lines with lip line fillers in Dallas, TX

Whether you are a smoker or not, you may have vertical lines around the lips that cause lipstick to bleed and make you look and feel older than you are. Take the first step toward restoring a smoother, younger look by calling Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery to schedule your Dallas, TX, JUVÉDERM consultation with one of our experienced aesthetic injectors under the direction of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.