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What are Smoker Lines?
Like with the lines around the eyes and the forehead, the lines around the mouth are mostly formed by muscle movement. Smoker lines form around the mouth because of the puckering of the lips, which is done repeatedly when smoking cigarettes, hence the name ‘Smoker Lines’. They can also form from the way you speak or eat, so it’s possible to develop smoker lines even if you’ve never smoked a cigarette in your life.
How can Smoker Line Botox® Treatment enhance my appearance?
The area around the mouth is considered especially difficult to treat, so it’s especially important to find a qualified clinician, like the fully qualified medical professionals at Aesthetics Life, to prevent a droopy mouth or dribbling. Smoker lines can be treated by using precise administration of Botox®* injections into the fine dynamic facial muscles around the mouth. These anti-wrinkle injections can be used to prevent lines from developing/deepening, or to soften existing lines. The elimination of the smoker lines leads to a more rested, approachable, and fresh appearance and an overall more youthful look. Dependant on the patient, dermal filler can also be used in combination with Botox® to treat smokers’ lines.
What to expect before, during and after the Smoker Line Botox® Treatment.
Before the Smoker Line Botox® Treatment.
During the initial consultation we will discuss the options and create a bespoke treatment plan, going over the benefits and possible side effects. We’ll take a few ‘before’ photos for you to compare the before and after results once the treatment has finished.
During the Smoker Line Botox® Treatment.
*For the smoker lines, we generally use Botox®, a botulinum toxin that was designed specifically for aesthetic purposes. Botox® is injected into the fine dynamic facial muscles around the mouth to cause a temporary relaxation of the muscles that improves the appearance of smoker lines, which can appear smoother or even disappear altogether. Once the Botox® has been administered, if required the clinician will also administer dermal fillers to smooth any deeper wrinkles which may be apparent. This varies patient to patient.
After the Smoker Line Botox® Treatment.
After the treatment, the positive effects of the treatment should be visible within 2 weeks with regards to the Botox® and immediately regarding the dermal fillers (if used). The effects of this treatment will typically last between 4 and 6 months. Most people can return to their normal daily life immediately after the treatment. Try to avoid touching and keep the area clean. Also, try to sleep on your back facing up. You might experience slight side effect inconveniences in the treated area, such as swelling or mild bruising. These side effects typically only last between 1 and 3 days.