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Dermatologists Share 6 Best Treatments for Wrinkles Above Lips in 2023

by | Mar 11, 2024 | Cosmetic Dermatology, lips

Wrinkles above the lips are a common problem and can be an unwelcome reminder of the natural aging process. Fortunately, there are many treatments available to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles above the lips. Skincare professionals can provide a customized solution tailored to your unique needs and concerns, from injectables to lasers.

Laser Skin & Surgery Center of New York is a highly acclaimed dermatology and surgery center with world-renowned experts in cosmetic skin treatments. Our board-certified dermatologists provide exceptional care and precision procedures to reduce wrinkles above the lips and other common signs of aging.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing

Fractional laser resurfacing is one of the best treatments for wrinkles above the lips. This non-surgical procedure improves skin tone and texture by targeting the skin’s underlying structures. The advanced laser technology targets specific areas of the skin with tiny beams of light energy, stimulating collagen production deep in the dermis. As collagen is replenished, wrinkles become less visible, giving the skin a smoother and more youthful appearance.

By treating fractions of the skin while protecting surrounding tissue, fractional laser resurfacing is a safe and effective way to reduce above lip wrinkles and make the skin look younger and smoother. Some of the best fractional lasers include:

RF Microneedling

Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling is another effective treatment for wrinkles above the lips. This technique combines two powerful anti-aging treatments in one procedure: radiofrequency energy and microneedling. The radiofrequency energy heats the underlying tissue to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. At the same time, microneedling creates micro-channels to spur the body’s natural healing process and increase collagen production. Combining the two techniques produces dramatic results, with patients enjoying smoother, tighter skin around their lips within a few days after treatment.

Genius is an advanced RF microneedling device that works on a cellular level. This innovative treatment is ideal for early signs of aging, including lip lines and wrinkles. The device delivers narrow streams of RF energy into the lower dermal tissue to increase cell turnover and create fresh, healthy skin.

Lip Fillers

In addition to lasers and microneedling, dermal fillers are another option for reducing wrinkles above the lips. Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can be placed in and around the lips to reduce wrinkles and lines. Many effective lip fillers use hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance, to fill in wrinkles and create a more even and youthful appearance. Lip fillers provide a fast-acting lift to the area and smooth out the skin’s contours for a more natural-looking result. Popular lip fillers include:

  • Juvederm Volbella: A hyaluronic acid filler injected into the dermal layers to add volume and smooth wrinkles. The advanced consistency of the formulation provides subtle and effective results that can last up to one year.
  • Restylane Kysse: The first HA filler that uses XpresHAn Technology™ to provide unmatched firmness and softness for natural-looking and durable results. The injectable can create fuller lips with reduced wrinkles and longer-lasting results than other lip fillers.


Neuromodulators, such as Botox Cosmetic, are popular and effective treatments for wrinkles above the lips. These injectables target the muscles and nerves around the lips to prevent wrinkles from forming during facial movements like laughing and smiling. By relaxing the muscles, the appearance of wrinkles is reduced, and the skin remains smooth and youthful. The results of neuromodulators can last 3-4 months, making them an ideal treatment for a quick and lasting solution for lip lines and wrinkles.

Exfoliate and Moisturize

Along with professional treatments, maintaining a good skincare routine can help reduce wrinkles above the lips. Exfoliating the skin regularly can help reduce surface wrinkles by eliminating dead skin cells, while regularly moisturizing the skin can help keep it supple and hydrated.

Applying an antioxidant-rich moisturizer with SPF can protect the skin, and topical creams and serums with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and peptides can help replenish the skin with essential vitamins and minerals. Regular exfoliation and moisturizing will help rejuvenate the skin and support healthy cell regeneration, allowing you to look your best as you age.

Stay Hydrated and Limit Sun Exposure

Adequate hydration is essential for maintaining healthy skin and reducing wrinkles around the lips. When the skin is dehydrated, it becomes dry, dull, and depleted of essential vitamins and minerals, making it more prone to wrinkles and other signs of aging. Keeping the skin properly hydrated helps keep it healthy and smooth by promoting cell renewal, improving circulation, and restoring the skin’s protective barrier. Consistent hydration is key for healthy skin and a younger-looking complexion, so drink water throughout the day.

Sun exposure commonly causes wrinkles above the lips, as ultraviolet radiation breaks down the skin’s elastin and collagen. To prevent premature wrinkles and other signs of aging, it is essential to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and limit sun exposure. Wearing a hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing is also an excellent way to limit sun exposure and harmful rays that damage the skin.

Schedule a Treatment for Wrinkles Above Lips in New York at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York

Taking care of your skin can help reduce wrinkles above the lips and maintain a youthful complexion. Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York is a team of board-certified dermatologists who can help design personalized treatment plans and skincare routines for lip wrinkles. With more than 100 lasers and devices, our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to target nearly any skin concern. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about the best treatments for wrinkles above the lips.

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