Best Dermal Fillers for Upper Lip Wrinkles

How are upper lip wrinkles formed?

Upper lip wrinkles are formed the same as any others—a combination of environmental factors, genetics, and the natural process of ageing. As the upper lip area is a very mobile region of the face, it is particularly susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles, especially as the body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin slows down and the lips thin. The addition of environmental factors like smoking, sun exposure, and any habit that requires a lot of pursing of the mouth will prematurely age this area. Thankfully, when patients come to you seeking a solution to diminish the appearance of upper lip wrinkles, there are a number of options you can give them.

Best upper lip wrinkles fillers

Upper lip wrinkles fillers are those that are able to fill, plump, and revitalize the fine lines that appear on and around the upper lip. The preferred type of upper lip wrinkles fillers are typically those made with hyaluronic acid. As the lines in the upper lip are usually very fine, a flexible filler is most suitable. Restylane Silk, Belotero, and Juvederm Volbella are all very popular upper lip wrinkles fillers. If the wrinkles of the upper lip are a bit more deep-set, then Restylane may be the best option. An assessment of the area should always be performed prior to treatment, and using one of these fillers in combination with another treatment such as Botox may be the best course of action. 

How to administer upper lip wrinkles fillers

Upper lip wrinkles fillers can be administered in a medical office in a quick session, taking only about 10 to 30 minutes. A local anaesthetic like lidocaine can be applied, if the filler does not already contain it in the formulation. Fillers administered in the upper lip area are typically injected very superficially, in the dermal plane. The injection area can then be gently massaged to ensure even distribution of the gel. The filler package leaflet should always be consulted prior to use.