The Lowdown on Lip Lines

November 21st, 2018 by Dr. Michael Glass

…And What You Can Do to Safely Eliminate Them


Vertical lip lines are quite common as we age—even if you’ve never smoked before. That’s because while you may have never touched a cigarette, there are plenty of other activities that cause lip puckering, like kissing, whistling, and sipping from a straw.

Fortunately, there’s good news—lip lines can be treated.

Read on to learn our top treatments for banishing lip lines, so you can enjoy a  smooth, unlined upper lip area once again.

What Are My Treatment Options for Lip Lines?

If you want to eliminate lip lines, you have two treatment options—a volumizing filler or carbon dioxide laser resurfacing.

Both are safe, highly effective methods for removing lines.

Additionally, because each of these treatments is an outpatient procedure, neither of them requires lengthy downtime.

How Is a Volumizing Filler Used to Treat Lip Lines?

At Esteem Medical Spa, we use the filler, Restylane Silk, to treat lip lines. We prefer to use Restylane Silk on the upper lip area because it’s composed of smaller particles than other fillers, giving patients a natural look. Restylane-Silk-Patient-with-Vertical-Lip-Lines

Restylane Silk is mostly made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. The filler also contains lidocaine as a numbing agent, so you’re comfortable throughout the treatment.

The actual Restylane Silk injections are very quick to complete, so if you opt for this treatment, you’ll be in and out of our office in minutes. Furthermore, once Restylane Silk is injected, the results are immediate and can last six months or longer.

How Does Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing Treat Lip Lines?

With carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, Dr. Glass directs high energy light over the upper lip. This light penetrates deep into the skin.

Because carbon dioxide laser resurfacing triggers the body’s healing process, collagen is stimulated.

This collagen drastically reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles, while tightening the skin.

Many patients like carbon dioxide laser resurfacing, because it offers long-term improvement, and often times, results can be seen in just one treatment.

How Do I Know Which Lip Line Treatment Is Right for Me?

beautiful girl getting a filler injectionThe best way to determine which lip line treatment is right for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Glass will get your medical history, evaluate your skin, and recommend a lip line solution based on your budget and treatment goals.

To schedule your complimentary consultation at Esteem Medical Spa, call us at 775.204.3508. We’ll be happy to schedule your lip line evaluation. We’re conveniently located at 6522 S. McCarran Boulevard – Reno, NV.