Lip ageing and vertical ‘Barcode’ wrinkles

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The mouth is a symbol of youth, attraction and sensuality.
For anatomical reasons and environmental aggression, the aging of this zone is often more marked than the aging of the rest of the face.
The "bar code", commonly seen among smokers, corresponds to breaks caused by the repeated contraction of the dermis during movements of the orbicularis muscle of the mouth and skin changes due to aging.

Age-related changes to the lips include:
- Drying and discoloration of the red lip.
- Loss of the definition of the hem and lips.
- Red lip thinned and / or returned with decrease of its volume.
- Labial folds sagging and hollow.
- Flattening of the philtric ridges and loss of the definition of Cupid's bow.
-Vertical labial wrinkles, especially at the level of the upper lip (“bar code” or “sun wrinkle”).

STAGES

Several ‘at rest’ stages exist 

Stage 0 

Absence of wrinkles

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Stage 4

Very deep wrinkles

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Stage 1 

Light wrinkles

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Stage 2 

Moderate wrinkles

 

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Stage 3 

Deep wrinkles

Several ‘movement’ stages

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Stage 0 

Absence of wrinkles

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Stage 4

Very deep wrinkles

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Stage 1 

Light wrinkles

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Stage 2 

Moderate wrinkles

 

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Stage 3 

Deep wrinkles

POSSIBLE TREATMENTS

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Hyaluronic acid

The injection is done by needle either along the wrinkle from the vermilion (Red lip ) or by the technique known as 'bleaching technique'.
A low crosslinked product such as Emerveltouch or EmervelClassic is used. If the wrinkles are marked and significant photo-aging, we first made a topping of the upper lip white to the cannula, perpendicular to the wrinkles (this gesture is a bit tedious because it is necessary to break the dermic adhesions). Sometimes the topping alone is enough

Ablatif Laser

Cutaneous ablation and laser heat densify the skin of the white upper lip.
If the treatment is done in split mode, we perform 4 sessions at a month and a half apart. Wrinkles improve without disappearing completely. The advantage of this technique is a short social eviction of 3-5 days and the absence of demarcation.
If the treatment is done in continuous mode, a session is sufficient for the disappearance of these wrinkles but there is a risk of demarcation and the consequences are heavier (social eviction of 7-10 days, then pink skin for 3 months).

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Medium or Deep Peel

Depending on the depth of the wrinkles we choose a medium TCA peel or a deep phenol peel. This method result and leads to the disappearance of wrinkles. Moreover, the results and the complications are similar to the ones that appear with the continuous ablative laser.

BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES

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Testimonials-reviews

I’m satisfied with the hyaluronic acid injections that Doctor Romano did to treat my lip wrinkles. I plan on coming back to her cabinet for other treatments!

A. BANKS

Doctor Romano erased the wrinkles around my lips. I recommend her and I’m going back soon!

E. RILEY

Competent and attentive doctor. The results are natural, I had deep wrinkles on top of my lips, I’m really pleased with the result. Thank you Doctor.

F. STONE

The result of the lip wrinkles treatment is just incredible. Thank you Doctor Romano.

R. MILLS

RATES OF SERVICES*

Type of consultationAmount generally charged
Acide hyaluronic350€ each syringe. The number of syringes needed is determinated during the initial consultation.
LaserFractional : 250€ each session, it needs 4 sessions. Continual : 500€, it needs one session
Peel500€

Written by Valeria Romano

Former intern at the Hospitals of Paris Graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris 7 – Paris Diderot Registered with the medical board of Paris, n° 75/80452 More informations

 
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