Multivitamin Power Firm & Dimethicone Smooths Upper-Lip Wrinkles
I strongly suggest reading the article below about upper-lip wrinkles by Dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu. Upper-lip wrinkles are a significant concern for many of my clients. I use the following Dermalogica products to address this issue. Multivitamin Power Firm can be applied to the upper lip and has an infusion of Vitamins A, C, and E and Dimethicone to smooth wrinkles. Also, try Skin Perfect Primer, which has an SPF of 30 and has anti-aging ingredients to prevent premature aging.
How to Get Rid of Upper-Lip Wrinkles
Upper-lip wrinkles are commonly called smoker’s lines, even though many people who have them have never smoked. They tend to be more prominent in people who pucker their lips frequently, drink from straws, or chew gum, because these types of movements crease the skin and deepen such lines. They can also be hereditary. Here are some ways to soften them so you can wear lipstick again.
Pucker Your Lips Less
Avoid gum, straws, and to-go cups, which make you pucker your lips. If you must use a straw, put it in the corner of your mouth so your lips pucker less.
A Makeup Primer
If your wrinkles are very fine or you’re just starting to notice them, try using a makeup primer to make them look less obvious. Primers usually contain dimethicone to smooth over and fill in skin irregularities (kind of like spackle). A model friend of mine swears by L’Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base.
Injectable Wrinkle Fillers
I often treat deeper wrinkles with injectable wrinkle fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm. These fillers soften the wrinkles and, if administered carefully, won’t change the size or shape of your lips. I’m looking forward to using a new filler, called Belotero, that’s specifically designed to be used in fine wrinkles, like those above the upper lip. It’s expected to be available this spring.
Botox or Dysport
In addition to the above-mentioned fillers, I often add a few drops of Botox or Dysport, injected right at the lip line, to help relax the muscles of the upper lip. This prevents the lines from becoming deeper and helps the filler last longer.
Laser treatments and chemical peels can resurface the top layers of damaged skin, allowing new skin to heal more smoothly. These procedures work best for people with fair skin; those with darker skin tones may develop darker or lighter patches in the treated areas
For additional information or questions concerning upper-lip wrinkles, please contact Joyce Marie of Beverly Hills at (310) 275-6694.