Smokers' Lines are commonly known as the 'barcode'
- a series of thin vertical lines that run perpendicular to
the vermilion border (the normally sharp demarcation between
the lip and your adjacent normal skin).
These lines occur naturally as we age and the lips
start to lose their volume. They are often first noticed as
lipstick 'bleeds' into these lines.
The benefits of BOTOX® injections
for the treatment of Smokers' Lines
Smokers' lines can be
successfully treated by BOTOX® injections, filling these lines
with a dermal filler and/or by enhancing the vermilion border.
Often a combination of these techniques is employed.
Botox injections offer
a safe, approved and non-surgical solution to many of the wrinkles
and facial changes commonly associated with ageing, including
smokers' lines. Botox is a temporary solution and its effects
are fully reversible. Although its full benefit may not be
seen for several days after a treatment, the effects of
BOTOX® typically last several months.
are quick and convenient to administer It is wise to bear in mind
the possible side effect that can occur with this treatment using
Botulinum Toxin. Although it is incredibly rare, as BOTOX®
weakens the muscles that cause lip pursing, it might be a
little difficult to drink from a straw and some people occasionally
experience difficulty pronouncing the letters P and B.