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How to get rid of smokers lines permanently?

Smoker’s lines are the lines that are formed around the lips. Smoker’s lines include upper lip wrinkles which are formed above the lips. The primary cause for smoker’s lines is age. As we age the production of the protein collagen falls which results in smoker’s lines. Another reason for smoker’s lines is the suns UV rays. These rays create free radicals in our skin that can damage the collagen in the skin. Unlike its name smoker’s lines can appear on people who have not smoked at all in their life-times. But this doesn’t mean smokers won’t get smoker’s lines. In fact smoking is one of the reason for these lines.

Best treatment option to get rid of smokers’ lines for long period of time is laser. Though botox and fillers are the go to treatments for smoker’s lines they don’t last for a long period of time. Laser on the other hand can last for about 5 years. If you take good care of the skin then the solution can last longer.

Facelift can last for even ten years but this is not applicable for wrinkles around the lips. So no solution is permanent. Laser with proper care can last for more than five years.

Problem with botox and fillers

When you search on google for permanent solutions for smoker’s lines you get many websites that advertise botox and fillers as permanent solutions. This is further from the truth. Botox is known to last for three months and fillers will last for a year. Since you have to repeat the treatment after every three months or a year it becomes costly.

Mostly botox will cost anywhere around 500 $ for smoker’s lines. So in year minimum you have to shelf 1500 to 2000 $. This over a period of five years becomes very expensive. Laser skin resurfacing will cost around 1500 $ and will last for more than five years.

Fillers will also cost thousands of dollars over a period of five years. So laser resurfacing can be a more long lasting and cost effective solution for smoker’s lines.

Get rid of smokers’ lines permanently

To get rid of smoker’s lines for a long period of time you will need to undergo laser resurfacing. In this treatments procedure an intense beam of light gently removes the outer layers of skin. This beam is so focussed that it does not affect the tissue surrounding the targeted area. The new skin that will grow will be intact and devoid of lines.

The two types of lasers currently used for laser resurfacing are carbon dioxide and erbium laser. The recovery time is much shorter with erbium laser. You will need to discuss with your doctor to decide which is better for you.

The downtime required is less than two weeks. The skin around your lips will appear red and raw. You will have to apply Vaseline for a month on the treated area. This will prevent drying and cracking of skin.

How to make solution last longer?

If you want your treatment to last longer then you will have to take some precautions. Before mentioning anything else you will have to first get rid of the habit of cigarette smoking. This is an important reason why you have smoker’s lines.

Secondly you will now have to use sunscreen. Moving out unprotected in the sun was another reason why you had smoker’s lines. Using a sunscreen will make the effects of your laser treatment last longer. Re apply sunscreen after every two hours of staying out in the sun. Also you will have to avoid moving out in the afternoon as the suns UV rays are most intense at that time of the day.

Eating foods rich in collagen and anti-oxidants is another way by which you can prolong the effects of your laser treatment. Foods like egg whites, chicken and bone broth are rich in collagen. A diet consisting of foods and vegetable will take care of your anti-oxidant requirements. Avoid eating sugar, sugary foods and fried foods.

In conclusion

It is not possible to get rid of smoker’s lines permanently. But by using laser resurfacing you can get rid of them for at least five years. This is the longest a treatment can work for wrinkles around your lips. By following the steps mentioned in our post the treatment can last longer.

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