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Vertical lines above upper lip

Old 12-09-2014, 08:00 AM
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Vertical lines above upper lip

I have lots of small vertical lines above my upper lip. I had Juvederm a couple months ago but really couldn't tell a big difference. The lines are small so it's difficult to inject each individual line to fill it. And I already have fairly plump lips so I really don't want to make them larger. Any suggestions? Anyone else have this problem?

I have read that you can also have botox done to help relax that area. Anyone done this?

The only other option I have found is a chemical peel which the PS says I would need 2 weeks off work. That isn't doable for me.

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Unfortunately, that's one of the little signs of aging that affects women and not men, a reduction of collagen around the mouth. Smoking can rapidly accelerate it, so if you are a smoker - stop! Additionally, drinking using a straw will accelerate it, though not as quickly as smoking. You might look into Sculptra, which is an injectable filler that promotes the body's own generation of collagen!

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Originally Posted by SLH1974 View Post
Unfortunately, that's one of the little signs of aging that affects women and not men, a reduction of collagen around the mouth. Smoking can rapidly accelerate it, so if you are a smoker - stop! Additionally, drinking using a straw will accelerate it, though not as quickly as smoking. You might look into Sculptra, which is an injectable filler that promotes the body's own generation of collagen!

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Thanks....not a smoker (never have been) and I don't drink from a straw (only at restaurants). Guess that's just one thing I'll have to accept!! Darn it!
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I was told by my PS not to have Botox on the upper lip since it paralyzes the muscle. We use those muscles in our speech/ eating/ drinking. He recommended a peel. Not sure what would be best but I feel your pain.
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You could try using Retinol to keep the fine lines at bay. We can't stop aging but we can sure slow it down.
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Restylane takes care of that, works wonders, I get it all the time. They totally disappear. That is not what botox is for.
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Restylane takes care of that, works wonders, I get it all the time. They totally disappear. That is not what botox is for.
I have only had Juvederm but really couldn't tell much of a difference. No botox in the lip area. Is Restylane better than Juvederm??
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