Smokers' lines are sometimes also referred to as
the barcode and occur as we grow older and the lip naturally starts
to lose its volume. Smokers' lines are often first noticed when
lipstick starts to 'bleed' out of the vermilion border (the
generally sharp demarcation between the lip and your adjacent
normal skin) into the vertical fine lines around the mouth.
More common and more pronounced in smokers, these lines can be
filled with dermal fillers or treated with BOTOX®.
At Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, we are
completely focused on you as an individual and will always strive
to give you a natural-looking end result that exceeds your
expectations and makes you feel confident about your
Types of Dermal Filler
At Cardiff Cosmetic
Clinic, we use a range of hyaluronic acid fillers, such
as JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE®. These
are non-permanent fillers and their effects typically last for six
to 12 months.
The hyaluronic acid
used in these dermal fillers is produced biosynthetically by
bacterial fermentation. (Hyaluronic acid is a natural
substance that is found throughout your body. It gives volume to
the skin, lubricates the joints and gives the eyes their
We use longer lasting
calcium hydroxyl appatite RADIESSE®
fillers. RADIESSE® is a unique dermal
filler made from synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
microspheres in a water based gel carrier. It is 100%
biocompatible, so no allergy testing is required before
use. RADIESSE® is biodegradable and
will gradually break down and be absorbed by your body.
However, the results are longer lasting than those of
the non-permanent hyaluronic acid fillers, typically lasting
for 12 months or longer in many patients.
Patients express a
high level of satisfaction with each of these products.