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Which is the best filler for these so-called smokers’ lines?

Which is the best filler for these so-called smokers’ lines (I have never smoked)?

I would also like the vermilion border improved. As I age, the lip line is not what it used to be. I am wary of all the different fillers and would like to know if there is a specific one for the lip area which produces a natural result. Thank you.

Small amounts of a softer filler. Start slowly! This is quite a difficult area to treat with satisfying results, and should only be attempted by experienced injectors, as there is a small risk of the filler being visible under the skin. The best place to start is along the vermillion border (the line along the lip and the skin) to give some more volume to the lip border, and only then under the wrinkles themselves. Massage after treatment is very important to minimise the chances of lumpiness. You can also combine this treatment with small doses of anti-wrinkle injections to the orbicularis orbis muscle. This is the muscle which causes the lips to pucker, so small doses of anti-wrinkle injections can minimise the appearance of movement lines in the area.