Women and men alike have been on a nonstop quest to reduce the signs of ageing on the skin, particularly on the face, for years. The ever-elusive fountain of youth is a multibillion dollar industry, and some people will do anything to achieve the look of youth. One sure sign of ageing on the face is the development of fine lines along the upper lip area. There are many anti-ageing skin care products on the market that may help to reduce upper lip lines.
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Things you need
- Anti-ageing skin cream (containing hyaluronic acid)
Apply an anti-ageing skin care product topically to the skin above the upper lip. The use of an anti-ageing product that contains hyaluronic acid will help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face and the upper lip area. Hyaluronan, the key component of hyaluronic acid, produces a healing effect on the skin. When used topically, it acts as a lubricant and can help to relieve dry, scaly skin, which, in turn, will reduce the look of upper lip lines.
Stop smoking. Smoking is the number one cause of lines and wrinkles forming on the face. The constant act of drawing on a cigarette or blowing out smoke can cause lines to form permanently on the upper lip. Stopping smoking will help the muscles in the upper lip to relax so that the lines are less pronounced.
Have a dermal filler injected into the skin of the upper lip. Dermal fillers are injected into the upper layers of the skin. They work to make the lips appear fuller and serve as a line filler to reduce the visible signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. Crow's feet, laugh lines and upper lip lines are typical areas on the face where consumers seek to have dermal fillers applied. Depending on the area treated, dermal fillers can last approximately six months or longer.
Get a lip implant. Have a lip augmentation procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon. A lip implant is a made from a solid material and is a permanent solution for reducing the lines on the upper lip. The surgeon will make a small opening on the inside corners of the mouth so that the implant can be inserted. As cosmetics procedures go, this procedure in considered to be minor surgery. However, there are risks associated with any type of surgery such as the risk of infection and scar tissue forming around the implant.
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