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Perioral Lines (Vertical Smoker Lines Around the Mouth)

As we age, collagen and elastin production reduces, making our skin susceptible to lines and wrinkles, especially in the areas where repeated facial expressions such as pursing the lips and frowning leave their marks. Perioral lines can occur in anyone but are known as ‘smoker’s lines’ because they are common in smokers who repetitively purse their lips to draw on a cigarette. Book an appointment today!

Plump Your Skin

Anti wrinkle injections are highly effective for treating naturally formed perioral lines, but they have a secondary, equally important effect. Botox works by blocking signals to the muscles that cause contraction, and over time those muscles weaken, reducing the strength of the contractions which can cause perioral lines in the first place, if those contractions occur naturally. If you have perioral lines due to smoking, the contractions will continue and the treatment will be less effective. For this and other reasons, we advise you to quit smoking today, or to get help to quit. If you’re considering Botox injections to minimise naturally formed perioral lines, it might also be worth considering using them for other areas of the face subject to lines and wrinkles, including:

  • CROW’S FEET
  • FROWN LINES (BETWEEN THE EYES)
  • SMILE LINES

At Medi Aesthetics, we will listen to your needs, concerns, and desired outcomes and work with you to produce transformative results.

Treatment Areas

  • PERIORAL LINES
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  • Anti-wrinkle injections inhibit the signals which cause muscles to contract, simultaneously plumping the skin while giving it a break from the repeated movements that cause wrinkles.

  • Some clients experience a little discomfort, especially if nervous around needles, but Botox injections are a non-surgical treatment and the procedure is largely pain-free.

  • Anti-wrinkle injections have been used safely for decades across the world. Advancements in research and application mean that they are now used medically to help with teeth grinding and excessive underarm sweating.

    Botox is not advised for pregnant or nursing women, or for clients with muscle or nerve conditions that might not interact well with anti-wrinkle injections.

  • Anti-wrinkle injections are suitable for clients who want to reduce the appearance of perioral lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, or frown lines. If you smoke, we advise quitting before getting anti-wrinkle treatment, as continued contraction due to smoking will undermine the effectiveness of the injections.

  • Anti-wrinkle injections can be administered in about 30 minutes, though if it’s your first visit, extra time will be needed to consult with you, helping us understand your desired outcome.

  • Results typically last for 3–4 months. However, if the treatment is repeated over time, your muscles will be ‘retrained’ by the weakening effect of Botox, reducing the strength of the contractions which cause wrinkles in the first place. As this occurs, the length between treatments can extend, and twice yearly injections can be enough to maintain the results.

Real Results

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Our clients enjoy transformative, visible results.

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Our clients enjoy transformative, visible results.

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Our clients enjoy transformative, visible results.

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