Barcode lip lines are the vertical lines you get above your lips. This usually happens through a combination of ageing and loss of collagen and repetitive use of the muscle from daily activities. They are often referred to as ‘smoker’s lines’ but it is usually non smokers that get them.We often use a combination of a very fine filler and anti wrinkle injections to relax the muscle around the lips to get the best result for this area.
We sometimes find that for mild barcode lines, we are able to improve them with lip filler alone.If you have had loss of lip volume as well, we strongly recommend you get lip fillers to improve structural support, texture and hydration within the lips first.If you add filler above the lips without addressing volume loss in the lips then you may get an upper lip area that appears heavy.
1-3 weeks swelling and bruising
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