When we think about facial rejuvenation, we don't want to forget the lips, as they frame our smile. The 4 challenges my patients talk about most are wrinkled lips, thinning lips, an upper lip that is too long and downward turn at the corner of the mouth. There are a variety of surgical procedures to correct these.
I'll cover these topics in 4 short blog posts. In this one, I will focus on solutions for wrinkled lips.
If you've experienced "lipstick bleeding", you know how frustrating it is. You can moisturize and exfoliate your lips, but unfortunately, these will only mask the issue at hand. Lipstick bleeding is typically caused by fine lines and deeper wrinkling on the lips. Wrinkles result from smoking, sun damage, age, thinning skin and heredity. While injections can sometimes be used, their results are temporary.
"Resurfacing treatments such as dermabrasion, chemical peel or laser resurfacing performed under anesthesia are much more definitive and permanent. They can produce fairly immediate and dramatic results," says Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Stephen Perkins.