Question: I want to reduce my lip lines. I don’t think I want Botox there; how would you be able to drink from a straw if you can’t get your lips to move? Do you suggest injectable fillers for the lip lines or laser skin resurfacing? Would lip augmentation lessen the lip lines?
Answer: It all depends on your anatomy, your lines, your lips and your skin type. Sometimes all you need is a little filler like Juvederm to fill in the lines. Sometimes you have to fill the lip too. Sometimes you need Botox if you are a gum smiler (gummy smile or too much gum show with smiling) or sometimes you need CO2 laser resurfacing or a phenol chemical peel or dermabrasion or any combination of above. It just depends and I would have to see you and examine your lips. I would be happy to see you in my Northern Virginia or my Chevy Chase Maryland office.