Have you ever wondered how to get rid of those pesky lip lines? Various experts, including Joseph T Cruise, MD, were recently featured in a Zwivel article titled, “How to Get Rid of Lip Lines: Advice from the Experts.”

Lips liens are the small wrinkles that form above your upper lip. The lines are referred to by many names, including lipstick lines, smokers’ lines, and vertical lines.

What causes lip lines? 

One of the main causes of lip lines is natural aging. As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, two of the main proteins that contribute to youthful looking skin.

Other factors which contribute to lip lines include smoking, sun exposure, exposure to pollution, dehydration, poor diet, alcohol and drug use.

How to prevent lip lines

You can’t stop the aging process, but you can take steps to prevent getting premature lip lines. Make sure your skin gets enough hydration, both inside and out, by drinking plenty of water and moisturizing your skin daily. Your moisturizer should include SPF protection, even if you stay indoors all day. Stay away from smoking or excessively using straws. Drink alcohol in moderation and eat a well-balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, healthy grains, and proteins.

How to treat lip lines 

  1. Use a good moisturizer
  2. Use over the counter or medical grade products containing Hyaluronic Acid
  3. Injectable fillers & Botox™
  4. Dermabrasion and Lasers

Read the full article here to learn more about lip line prevent and correction.

If you are interested in Botox, fillers, or dermabrasion for lip lines, contact Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Cruise at 949.644.4808.