Lip Lines ( Smokers Lines ).
The natural process of ageing affects everyone in different ways, with lip lines, lines and wrinkles, facial volume loss and skin laxity being common conditions that affect the strength of the facial contouring and definition. The changing structure of the skin and the underlying tissue and muscles is the main reason for the development of wrinkles on the face, causing the appearance of lip lines around the mouth.
Lip lines can often be referred to as ‘smokers’ lines’ or ‘laughter lines’ and appear as small, vertical grooves in the skin on or around the top and bottom lip. The decline in collagen and elastin from the skin, as a person gets older, is one of the main contributors to the formation of wrinkles. These two substances are often thought of as the building blocks that enable the skin to maintain a firm and full appearance. When they start to decrease, the skin becomes thinner and less elastic. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can speed up the rate at which collagen diminishes, as well as aiding dehydration, from which the signs of ageing can develop quicker.
Lip lines can also be the result of repeated movements of the mouth. The many times a person smiles, laughs, talks, eats, drinks and pulls facial expressions contributes to the weakening of the skin and muscles that help to support the mouth and lips. The term ‘smokers’ lips’ is affectionately given as lip lines can be more prone and prominent in those who choose to smoke. Smokers perform a repeated facial movement through the action involved in inhaling on a cigarette. The grooves that form in the skin as a result can then become permanent over time.
At London Lip Clinic, Juvederm’s unique formulation takes great care of this delicate feature. Lip fillers can help to add volume to the lips and the surrounding skin, smoothing out the appearance of lip lines for a youthfully rejuvenated look.