One of the most common concerns people express about their face as they age is the presence of smoker’s lines, or peri-oral rhytids, around the mouth. These stubborn, deep lines are difficult to treat. Seek a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon if you have concerns about your face or neck.
Addressing Smoker’s Lines (Peri-Oral Rhytids)
Dr. Jeffrey Harmon
I Utilize a Dual-Pronged Approach: Resurfacing and Nano-Fat Transfer
Dr. Harmon utilizes a dual-pronged approach to treating peri-oral rhytids. The first prong involves the use of a refined form of an individual’s own fat, called nano-fat. Nano-fat is placed under the skin at the location of the deepest lines around the mouth in order to lift the lines. The second prong is a fractional CO2 laser, which is used after injecting nano-fat. This laser resurfaces the skin which, along the with fat cells (adipocytes), encourages more organized, youthful collagen deposition, thereby improving the appearance of the lines.
This approach better addresses the actual changes going on in the skin – called histological changes – when compared with utilizing only one of the two prongs or hyaluronic acid filler to simply fill in the lines.
This 58-year-old patient came to Dr. Harmon to address sagging cheeks and jowls, loose tissue in her neck, facial wrinkles, and a lengthened upper lip. An extended deep plane facelift, neck lift, and lip lift were performed. Lip filler was added to balance out her bottom lip with her top lip. Finally, the patient underwent treatment with a fractional CO2 laser in addition to nano-fat grafting of the wrinkles around her mouth. The patient is thrilled with her results only a few months after surgery.
Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon
It is important to seek a fellowship-trained specialist in plastic surgery of the face and neck when you have concerns about your face or neck.
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This blog post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute direct medical advice. It is essential that you have a consultation with a qualified medical provider prior to considering any treatment. This will allow you the opportunity to discuss any potential benefits, risks, and alternatives to the treatment.