Sure, it’s always fun to flaunt a bold new color, but maintaining carefully applied lipstick that stays within the borders of your lips at all times is challenging, especially when you’re constantly pulling on or off face masks whenever you leave your home. We use our lips a lot throughout the day: when eating, expressing emotions, or conversing with others. The thin skin on the lips also tends to get very chapped during the winter, regardless of how many times we re-apply lipsticks, glosses, and liners. It can be embarrassing when lipstick smudges on your teeth or gets into the fine lines and wrinkles that surround your mouth area. Genetics, smoking, the repetitive action of pursing the lips when smiling and frowning, sun damage, and dehydration are some of the most common causes behind these wrinkles. Luckily, lip fillers from our Portland cosmetic team can literally fill in these lines. There are also other treatments and practices you can use to prevent the bleeding, smudging, and feathering from occurring. Here are three we recommend considering:

  • Dermal Fillers

For lipstick lines that occur due to sun damage, collagen breakdown, and genetics, hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers may be the best way of re-volumizing thinning skin to make these lines less noticeable. Juvederm Volbella® is a thin, lightweight dermal filler that adds subtle fullness while also giving the lips a slightly poutier appearance.

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic

Neuromodulators that relax the muscles around the lips work well for perioral wrinkles that result from repeated muscle contractions made when smoking or pursing the lips, such as when sucking from a straw. They give the skin a smoother, more youthful look.

  • Laser Treatments

Laser resurfacing treatments like the Sciton® Halo reduce pronounced wrinkles around the mouth area by stimulating cell turnover and collagen generation.

Want to make lipstick bleeding a thing of the past? Contact our team about having lip injections at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery. For more advice on fillers and what the treatment involves, call us at 503-882-0124, or complete a contact form to request a consultation.