Lip Rejuvenation- The New Lux2940 Fractional Laser Removes Lipstick lines and Lip Wrinkles with Minimal Down Time
Lipstick lines, lip lines and lip wrinkles are one of the most common early signs of facial aging and yet have traditionally been one of the most difficult to treat,
Soft tissue fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® have been used and can produce a beautiful plumping effect on the lip and camouflage lipstick lines and lip wrinkles (See Photo Below).
Juvederm® and Restylane® however are not permanent and need to be repeated. Fat injections last longer but require surgery with a long recovery period due to over correction and fat eventually, in many people dissolves.
More importantly, in my opinion, the plumping effect of fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane®, and fat do not correct the actual wrinkle or crease in the skin which is the cause of the lipstick line or lip line. The lipstick line or lip wrinkle is a permanent crease or depression in the skin of the lip caused by years of the pursing action of the lip muscle and aging changes in the skin. Lipstick lines are much more common and pronounced in smokers.
In the past, CO2 laser resurfacing was the most effective method for erasing lipstick lines and lip wrinkles. However the difficult recovery and long term whitening or hypo pigmentation (loss of color) on the lip caused by the CO2 laser made CO2 laser resurfacing unacceptable for many people.
We have recently introduced the new Lux 2940 Fractional Ablative Erbium Laser which removes lipstick lines and lip wrinkles with minimal down time, 4-6 days as compared to 3-4 weeks with the older CO2 laser (see photo below). Furthermore, the treatment is much less painful and can be done with only a topical anesthetic cream. Because the Lux2940 is a much gentler laser, an Erbium Laser which causes less skin damage than the CO2, the risk of whitening or hypo pigmentation of the lip is greatly reduced.
The Lux2940 laser lip rejuvenation is done in my office with numbing cream and takes about 5 minutes. Your lip will be red for 2-3 days and you can wear make up by day 4 although you may not need make up.
This is a procedure you can do on Friday and return to work on Monday or Tuesday.
The Lux2940 Fractional Laser Lip rejuvenation is truly a revolutionary new development in non surgical facial rejuvenation and medical aesthetics. The Lux2940 Fractional Laser can also be used to remove the crow’s feet around the eyes (see photo above). Full face Lux2940 Fractional Laser treatments for wrinkle removal can also be done in the office with only 4-5 days of down time.
For more information on facial rejuvenation, laser skin care and plastic surgery read Save Your Face or call 978-369-4499.
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