Smokers' Lines are commonly known as the 'barcode' - a series of thin vertical lines that run perpendicular to the vermilion border (the normally sharp demarcation between the lip and your adjacent normal skin).
These lines occur naturally as we age and the lips start to lose their volume. They are often first noticed as lipstick 'bleeds' into these lines.
The benefits of BOTOX® injections for the treatment of Smokers' Lines
Smokers' lines can be successfully treated by BOTOX® injections, filling these lines with a dermal filler and/or by enhancing the vermilion border. Often a combination of these techniques is employed.
Botox injections offer a safe, approved and non-surgical solution to many of the wrinkles and facial changes commonly associated with ageing, including smokers' lines. Botox is a temporary solution and its effects are fully reversible. Although its full benefit may not be seen for several days after a treatment, the effects of BOTOX® typically last several months.
BOTOX® injections are quick and convenient to administer It is wise to bear in mind the possible side effect that can occur with this treatment using Botulinum Toxin. Although it is incredibly rare, as BOTOX® weakens the muscles that cause lip pursing, it might be a little difficult to drink from a straw and some people occasionally experience difficulty pronouncing the letters P and B.