I have smokers lines but never smoked
While the lines above the lip are typically called ‘smoker’s lines’, most people who get them have never smoked but they use the muscles around their mouth in a ‘pursing’ or ‘O’ shape when speaking and eating.
These lines can be helped with careful injections of tiny amounts of filler but can be over-filled very easily leading to an appearance of fullness above the top lip – what I call the ‘walrus’ look. I’d far prefer the lines to that !!
Repeated low dose laser therapy or intense medical microneedling with virtually no downtime, also gives excellent results.
In certain individuals, depending on the shape of the upper lip area, botox can be used to subtly reduce the intensity of this movement and give a little lip enhancement.