Quit Smoking? How To Get Rid Of Or Minimize Lip Wrinkles

Health & Medical Blog

If you have given up smoking, it immediately increases your health. For example, within 12 hours your blood oxygen carbon monoxide levels are back to normal. Smoking does leave some of its effects behind, however, such as lip wrinkles.  Below are different options that you have to help make these wrinkles less noticeable, or temporarily remove them altogether.

3D Imaging

Before you start treatment for lip wrinkles, your dermatologist or plastic surgeon may offer to do 3D imaging. This works by using software to make a three-dimensional simulated photo of your face that you can see on a computer screen.

The doctor can show you the results of certain types of treatments, such as Botox injections or lip fillers.  This can help you choose the type of treatment you feel will work better for you.

Once you start treatment, the doctor can use 3D imaging to show you how effective it is working for you.


You can use retinoid to minimize the lines around your lips.  It works by helping your skin produce more hyaluronic acid and collagen, which is very effective in reducing lip wrinkles.

There are products you can purchase over the counter that contain retinol, which is a form of retinoid but not as strong. You will need to visit a dermatologist to get a prescription for a retinoid cream.  It is important that you follow your dermatologist's instructions when using this product to get the most effect from it.


You can see a dermatologist for dermabrasion, which removes the top layer of skin around your lips. When the skin grows back, it is smoother, and you will notice that you have fewer wrinkles.

In some cases, you will need to come back again for another treatment to get the full effect from it.

Collagen Injections

When the dermatologist injects collagen in your lips, it plumps them out and smooths the wrinkles. If you choose to get these injections, they have to be repeated every few months to keep the wrinkles away.

Antioxidant Foods

If you would like to minimize your lip wrinkles naturally, you can consume antioxidant foods. These foods include whole grains, red grapes, broccoli, garlic, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, and berries. They can help your body produce more collagen to help reduce wrinkles.

Fish Oil

Fish oil supplements are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which will reduce skin damage and wrinkles around the mouth, as well as the eyes.


5 November 2014