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Lip lines anti-wrinkle injections Melbourne
Lip lines are the wrinkles that run vertically along your upper lip. While initially visible when pursing your lips, with age they become deeper and etched in.
Anti-wrinkle injections are an effective treatment in Melbourne to improve lip lines. They relax the muscle responsible for bunching of the upper lip skin (the obicularis oris muscle), softening upper lip wrinkles, and preventing deeper, more permanent lip lines.
How it works
Vertical upper lip lines are a common sign of ageing. These wrinkles, sometimes referred to as smoker’s lines or barcode lines, develop as the skin ages.. Anti-wrinkle injections to the upper lip lines are quick and effective treatment option in Melbourne to improve the appearance of these wrinkles. The treatment also prevents them from becoming more permanent.
Anti-wrinkle injections relax the underlying obicularis oris muscle that purses the lips and wrinkles the skin. This leads to a direct improvement in the appearance of lip lines.
For deeper upper lip wrinkles, you can combine lip lines anti-wrinkle injections with wrinkle filler. At Cosmetic Connection Melbourne, our doctors will work with you during your detailed consultation to design a custom treatment plan to address your concerns in a manner that is aligned with your treatment goals and expectations.
Treating the vertical lip lines with anti-wrinkle injections is a popular treatment in Melbourne, with benefits that include:
- Softens vertical upper lip lines
- Slow down the development of newer, deeper lip lines
- Adds subtle vertical height to the upper lip
- Reduces upper lip thinning when smiling and laughing
Lip lines anti-wrinkle treatment in Melbourne is a quick, no downtime procedure for people who want to improve and avoid smoker’s and barcode lines on their upper lip.
Preparation & aftercare
How to prepare for lip line anti-wrinkle injections in Melbourne:
- Remove all makeup immediately before your appointment
- Avoid consuming excessive alcohol within 24 hours of your lip lines anti-wrinkle injections
- Refrain from intense exercise immediately before your treatment
Lip line anti-wrinkle injection Melbourne aftercare:
- You may notice a very slight weakness to the lip when pursing your lips as the treatment takes effect. This generally resolves on its own in a few days.
- Avoid makeup, excessive alcohol and intense exercise until the following day
- Refrain from applying pressure to your upper lip for 4 hours
- Gently apply a wrapped ice pack to the injection sites to minimise swelling and bruising
Each lip lines anti-wrinkle treatment is perfectly tailored to you.
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*Applies to all anti-wrinkle treatments done by a medical doctor, and is waived when anti-wrinkle is combined with any dermal filler/collagen stimulating injection treatment.
Most treatments require 4 units.
*If you are treated with the recommended dosage and have any issues post treatment, we will remedy this at no charge.
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Cosmetic Connection is a dedicated lip lines anti-wrinkle injection clinics in Melbourne. Our clinic excels in providing a first-class service, and our cosmetic doctors are some of the most experienced in the country.
We offer a purely bespoke approach to lip lines anti-wrinkle injections in Melbourne, and will work with you to understand your concerns and develop a bespoke treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals.
If you want tailored anti-wrinkle treatment for lip lines in Melbourne, choose the cosmetic doctors at Cosmetic Connection.
Vertical lip lines are usually treated with anti-wrinkle injections. Anti-wrinkle injections improve lip lines by relaxing the obicularis oris muscle. This reduces lips pursing that contributes to the formation of vertical lip wrinkles.
Wrinkle filler may be required to fill out deeper lip lines. This adds support to the skin, reducing the appearance of deeper lip wrinkles.
Combining anti-wrinkle injections and wrinkle filler is often the most effective way to improve lip wrinkles with cosmetic injectables.
Following your comprehensive consultation, your lips will be cleaned, and the injection sites marked.
Very small needles are then used to place anti-wrinkle product into the obicularis oris muscle beneath the lip wrinkles.
Treating lip lines with anti-wrinkle injections can have some mild discomfort. At Cosmetic Connection Melbourne, we prioritise your comfort, and achieve this by using very tiny needles, strong numbing gel, and a very gentle technique.
Anti-wrinkle injections for lip lines starts working 3-5 days after the procedure.
The final result is seen 14 days after the treatment.
When used to treat lip lines, the result from anti-wrinkle injections typically lasts 2-3 months on average. The longevity of your result depends on the strength of the underlying obicularis oris muscle and the amount of anti-wrinkle product injected.
There are a few steps to take before your lip lines anti-wrinkle injections in Melbourne to optimise your result, and lower the risk of side effects. They include:
- Cease all anti-inflammatories, aspirin, herbal supplements, fish oil, krill oil, glucosamine and vitamin E 1 week before your treatment (unless you have been advised to take these by a medical practitioner)
- Avoid excessive alcohol for 24 hours before your treatment
- Attend your appointment without makeup
Following your treatment with anti-wrinkle injections to your lip lines in Melbourne, you may notice slight redness and swelling of the skin in the injected area. This will generally resolve within the hour.
You will then notice the effect of the treatment start to take place 3-5 days after the treatment. This will increase in strength, with the final result reached 14 days after the treatment.
Some people report very slight lip weakness for the first 2-3 weeks after the effect starts to kick in. It is often experienced as a slightly weak feeling when pursing the lips. This generally settles quickly with no long-term effects.
Having treatment for lip lines and wrinkles with anti-wrinkle injections is categorised as a safe treatment.
Visiting an experienced, doctor-led cosmetic clinic in Melbourne is the best way to ensure that your lip line anti-wrinkle treatment is performed safely.
Why do we develop wrinkles on our upper lip?
Lip lines, often called smoker’s lines or barcode lines, are the vertical wrinkles that develop on your upper lip.
Lip lines are caused by skin ageing and repetitive skin bunching that occurs when pursing your lips. Skin bunching causes the skin to crease, which over time leads to the creases becoming permanent.
Smoking, sun exposure, ageing and genetics all play in role in the development of vertical lip lines as they all lead to a loss of skin collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
Fortunately, lip lines can be improved in Melbourne at Cosmetic Connection using anti-wrinkle injections. For deep lip wrinkles, it can be combined with wrinkle filler.
Anti-wrinkle injections to treat lip lines at Cosmetic Connection Melbourne
Anti-wrinkle injections for smoker’s (lip) lines is an effective treatment for vertical upper lip wrinkles. The treatment relaxes the obicularis oris muscle of the mouth, reducing skin bunching. This results in less creasing, and a reduction in damage to the skin.
This results in an improvement in your lip lines and wrinkles. It will also slow down the development of new, deeper lip lines.