Lip lines run vertically above and below the lips causing a pursed appearance. The lines can be a result of years of smoking but can also be a result of genetics. The mouth is surrounded by a large muscle called orbicularis oris. Over the years this muscle’s movement through speech and expression causes permanent indentation lines around the mouth.
The solution to lip lines is to slightly weaken the muscle surrounding the mouth with a tiny amount of Botox and then to fill the lines with dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. This is usually combined with a subtle enhancement of lip size carefully avoiding the dreaded trout pout.