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Kiss Lines


Don’t Let Kiss Lines Become a Permanent Fixture On Your Face

Sometimes referred to as “smoker’s lines”, kiss lines appear on your upper lip. The position of these thin vertical lines comes from a particular facial expression; the pout. Whether from kissing, smoking, or applying lipstick, years of muscle contraction on your upper lips can leave indelible lines.

These lines usually fade on their own; however, as we get older, elastin and collagen production slows down. These proteins usually repair wear to the skin caused by repeated facial movements, but without them, the lines become a permanent fixture.

Kiss lines often become more profound if you smoke or spend too much time in the sun. This is because the sun’s rays speed up the depletion of elastin and collagen, and smoking stops oxygen from flowing freely to your skin through the underlying blood vessels.

The good news is that by using non-surgical cosmetic treatments, we can reduce the appearance of kiss lines and give you a more youthful look.


How We Remove
Kiss Lines

If puckering up for years has left you with permanent lines on your upper lip, you may want to reduce their appearance. We can do this using anti-wrinkle treatments such as Botox.

Before treatment, we’ll discuss what you’d like to achieve and assess the lines. Creating a tailored treatment plan will ensure we’re targeting the right areas of your face to achieve the best results.

Using BTX-A coupled with dermal fillers, we’ll smooth these lines and take years off your appearance.

The Botox will relax the muscles above your lips, reducing the lines. Dermal fillers can then add volume to the upper lip, improving your skin’s plumpness.

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Frequently asked questions

What Causes Kiss Lines?

Kiss lines, smoker’s lines, and lipstick lines are all names for the same wrinkles on your upper lips. But, contrary to the names of these lines, you don’t have to be someone that smokes, wears lipstick, or even kisses to develop them – they’ll appear as part of the natural ageing process.

Lines in your face appear through repeated use of facial expressions. This is because the muscles in your face are in constant use, and certain movements and expressions leave creases over time.

Typically, these creases are smoothed out naturally due to our skin’s ability to repair itself. However, this restorative process relies on the proteins collagen and elastin, which deplete with age. Without the repair mechanisms, these kiss lines become prominent fixtures that remain in place permanently.

How Are Kiss Lines Treated?

We treat kiss lines using injectables. Through a brief and minimally invasive non-surgical procedure, we’ll iron out the creases in your upper lip and make you look and feel years younger.

The treatment for kiss lines has no downtime and is mostly pain and discomfort free.

What Are the Best Treatment Options for Kiss Lines?

The most reliable treatment for kiss lines is Botox. This branded cosmetic treatment uses Botulinum-A Toxin, a neurotoxic protein used by clinicians worldwide to loosen muscles and minimise the signs of ageing.

We may also use dermal fillers to add volume to your upper lips. Fillers help when the fat supporting your skin is no longer present, leading to a sunken appearance. Dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, a substance found throughout the human body which attracts water molecules, hydrates your skin, and improves lost volume.

Sealed With a Kiss

We want you to look and feel your best. So if you’re concerned about the appearance of kiss lines, schedule an appointment to see our highly-skilled facial aesthetics team today.