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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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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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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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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