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Upper lip is wrinkly and natural color dulling?

Upper lip is wrinkly and natural color dulling?

Wrinkly Upper Lip: A normal part of aging is loosing volume in the upper lip. Wrinkling, unfortunately, also occurs. Start with a skin care regimen that include tretinoin (retin-a and others), such as obagi. Give this six months. Still not happy, go see a provider who injects dermal fillers - juvederm / Restylane - and have your wrinkles filled. Chemical peels are great for facial wrinkles. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Does waxing the upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

Does waxing the upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

Waxing Effects: You ask a good question. While waxing is a very popular method of hair removal, there is not much discussion of the potential side effects of repeated waxing over time. While waxing is generally considered safe and effective, it may result in repeated skin trauma in the form of minor burns and peeling of the outer skin layer. This can result in thickening of the skin and cause fine lines. ...Read more

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Will hot waxing my upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

Will hot waxing my upper lip cause wrinkles and sagging?

Waxing your lips: Should not increase the normal aging that you will eventually experience. Sun damage and smoking are a lot worse for your lips. ...Read more

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Does aquamid injectable filler have a long safety history in the united states? I am middle-aged woman. I was researching aquamid injectable filler online for for lip augmentation on my wrinkled and thin upper lip. I found that it was used more extensivel

Not Much: In the us the standard of care for lip enhancement and dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. Examples include juvederm, restylane. Other products last longer such as Radiesse which is used for dermal but not lips. Aquamid is a polyacrylamide as is considered a permanent filler. It is safe and lasts longer but if new to fillers try the other ones first just in case you don't like the results. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause wrinkly lips?

Does smoking cause wrinkly lips?

Yes: Smoking speeds up the normal aging process leading to wrinkles. This occurs as early as 5-10 years after starting smoking & the effects are magnified with sun exposure. The skin damage is from the nicotine which causes narrowing of the blood vessels impairing blood flow to your skin leading to decreased oxygen, nutrients & vitamins. Also collagen & elastin fibers are damaged by toxins in smoke. ...Read more

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How can I fix extremely wrinkled damaged lips?

Tough area: Perioral rhytids or lines are a difficult cure. These least costly and quick way would be with fillers like juvederm and belotero. However laser resurfacing with an erbium laser would also give some results. ...Read more

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What causes dryness on upper lip?

What causes dryness on upper lip?

Mouth breathing : The most common reason why the lips get dry is mouth breathing. You are supposed to breathe through your nose as the nose provides humidification, warmth and cleaning to the air that you breathe. If you mouth breathe the airflow through your mouth will lead to dryness of your lips. ...Read more

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What non-medical treatments are there for wrinkly lips?

What non-medical treatments are there for wrinkly lips?

Non-medical lip tx: All the procedures discussed by prior doctors are very good options for improving wrinkled lips. To smooth your lip surface, try skinmedica's tns lip plump system. For significant, long-term improvements a combination of (medical) treatments, such as dermal fillers like Restylane and juvederm, and peels, laser resurfacing, etc work best. ...Read more

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Numb upper lip, why?

Unusual for full lip: Unusual to have both sides of the upper lip be numb as nerve supply does not cross midline. Sometimes a swollen lip can be numb from local causes or a lip can be numb after dental treatments where numbing medicine has been used. See your pcp or neurologist for assessment and care. ...Read more

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How to get rid of upper lip shadow?

How to get rid of upper lip shadow?

Cover it: The problem can be hormone related or due to inflammation in the area due to acne or hair removal and sun exposure. While there are home remedies like lemon juice, honey and cucumber etc, you can use creas containing hydroquinone along with mild OTC hydrocortisone, which should help fade away the discoloration. If no improvement in 4-6 wks, pl get yourself checked for a referral to a Dermatologis ...Read more

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How common is melonoma on upper lip?

How common is melonoma on upper lip?

Not common: Not common, but melanomas can appear just about anywhere in someone with hereditary markers as well as light eye and skin and much sun exposure. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen upper lip?

What could cause a swollen upper lip?

Chanchre sore: This is probably a chanchre or fever blister. These are usually related to stress. An oral antiviral will usually speed resolution. ...Read more

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Dark patch on upper lip from smoking ?

Dark patch on upper lip from smoking ?

Can occur: And results from increases melanin in your skin, commonly occurs in areas near the mouth but can be anywhere. Any new pigmented lesions need to be seen and evaluated by a skin specialist as soon as possible, because of the possibility of melanoma. See a dermatologist and consider this a warning from your body that smoking is doing you harm. Please strongly consider quitting - get help if needed. ...Read more

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What does tingling in my upper lip mean?

Infra orbital nerve: The skin of upper lip is supplied by infra orbital nerve which is branch of maxillary branch of trigeminal nerve. The nerve may be pinched somewhere in its course. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have dark spots on my upper lip?

Why do I have dark spots on my upper lip?

Sun Exposure: Dark spots that have recently developed on the upper lip are usually due to sun exposure. They include lentigines, ephilids, and melanoma. Also, certain medications may increase the number, intensity, and distribution of the dark spots. Routine use of a broad spectrum sunscreen will reduce the appearance of these lesions. ...Read more