New York Dermatologist Dr. Kiran Lohia was born, educated and trained in New York, but now practices in New Delhi. She is additionally American Board Certified with further degrees in Aesthetic Medicine, Cosmetic Lasers and Laser Surgery, and a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Society of Dermatology, among others. Due to her extensive studies, Dr. Lohia has the distinction of being one of few physicians worldwide with both Cosmetic Formulation and Dermatology.
People may know it by different names such as smoker's line, lipstick line or whatever you like. But, the lines and cracks on your lips are the signs of your real age and not so healthy living. Even when you have never smoked in your life, lines and ridges can appear on your lips due to the adverse effect of climate (extremely dry, cold, or warm weather), and pursing your lips in frustration or while taking duck-face selfies. Fortunately, there are myriad of treatments available these days that can not only erase those lines but can also make your lips plump and smooth. Following are few such available treatments:
If your lips have fine lines which are not too deep, neuromodulator injections such as Dysport, Xeomin, or Botox can help to get rid of these lines. Effects of these are visible immediately. But in the case of neuromodulators, results last anywhere from two to four months.
For deeper static lines, hyaluronic-acid based dermal fillers are the way to go. While some of these Hyaluronic Acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylene provide volume to lips, others such as Restyalne Silk, and Juvederm Volbella can fill these lines effectively. Usually requiring no more than 1 or 2 syringes, the latest techniques of these fillers provide the clients the well-rested, plump, and younger looking lips.
Exfoliate Your Lips
Lines on your lips are often because of dry skin that makes your pout look uneven, and rough. But, there is nothing to fret about dryness on lips. A natural remedy will help you to get rid of this! Rub your lips with toothbrush every morning, or mix sugar, olive oil and honey and apply the mixture on your lips as a gentle scrub. Wash it off and witness amazing results.
Try PRP, The Latest Innovation
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is becoming very popular technique these days since a substance in our own blood that is rich with growth factors is used in this technique. These injections stimulate collagen formation exponentially and works wonders for smoker's lines because it fills lines from within.
Dry lips and cracked lips, because loss of moisture from the skin of lips makes them flaky. Moist lips will look more plump and healthier. So, make moisturizing lips with a strong lip balm necessary in your daily routine. Make sure that the lip balm has shea butter in it, as it effectively moisturizes your pout. Also, protect your lips from the sun, always using sunblock, don't smoke cigarettes, and get preventative Botox will slow down the formation of these lines. In the end, don't forget to visit your dermatologist who will suggest you an appropriate treatment for your lips according to your skin.