How To Fix Upper Lip Lines

I really wish there was a magic wand for this, but alas, there just isn’t. If the upper lip lines are minimal and just starting, a few tiny (emphasize the tiny!) drops of Botox in them will relax them a bit. Too much and you’ll start to drool or your mouth will look funny.


With slightly deeper lines, a Fraxel laser will help or a small amount of filler (like Restylane or Juvederm). Again, less is often more in this area. Don’t overdo it.


If the upper lip lines are deeper, the best treatment is filler combined with the fractionated CO2 laser, which usually needs to be done full face to make sure it blends. Since that laser also tightens the skin and helps with wrinkles, full face is often a good idea anyway.


See Dr. Irwin’s new article Understanding Wrinkles

See Dr. Irwin’s articles on Mouth and Lip Issues, Fraxel laser, and Fractionated CO2 laser

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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