Smokers Lines

Losing volume in the skin is a natural process as we age, causing it to droop and become more prone to facial lines. However, with the latest advancements in facial aesthetics, you now have control over the ageing process with anti-ageing treatments that renew your skin from deep within for a rejuvenated appearance. When it comes to smokers’ lines, Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic has the best non-surgical cosmetic procedures for lip wrinkles that will leave your lips looking fuller, plumper and smoother. 

What are Smokers’ Lines ?

Smokers’ lines are thin vertical lip wrinkles that run perpendicular to the vermilion border (this is the demarcation between your lip and normal skin). Commonly referred to as ‘barcode’, these lines first appear when lips naturally begin losing volume with age. If you wear lipstick, you will typically notice the first signs of this skin condition when it bleeds into these lines. Despite its name, smokers’ lines can occur even if you’re a non-smoker, and the severity depends on the thickness and size of your lips. Generally speaking, those with thin lips are more likely to develop smokers’ lines. 

What causes Smokers’ Lines?

Any activity that causes your lip to pucker can result in smokers’ lines, from smoking, talking and whistling to drinking from a water bottle, chewing gum, etc. These activities cause the orbicularis oris to contract, which is the mouth’s main muscle, causing fine lines and wrinkles to develop on the upper lip as we age. If these lip wrinkles remain untreated, they become permanently ingrained into the skin, only getting deeper with time. 

How to get rid of Smokers’ Lines?

Treatment for smokers’ lines at Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic include 4 clinically proven options that will help you get rid of smokers’ lines, leaving your lips looking plumper, fuller and smoother while maintaining its natural shape. First up is gel-based anti-wrinkle injections known as dermal fillers, or smokers lines fillers. These are injected into the lip area, filling it with high-purity natural molecules to plump the lip and soften fine lines and wrinkles. Next up is Plexr and NeoGen, non-invasive, plasma-powered treatments that boost the natural production of collagen and elastin deep within the skin using thermal energy. This tightens skin laxity around the lip area and smooths out lip wrinkles. Finally, we bring you the celeb-favourite, Morpheus8, a skin resurfacing treatment that combines microneedling with radio-frequency heat energy to stimulate the production of collagen for lips that look renewed. 

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