Smoking is not only harmful to your health but also your beauty. Smoking slowly makes the skin, especially the lips, lose its moisture and become bone dry. Dry and dehydrated lips are then robbed of their natural color. Moreover, the constant puckering of dark and dried lips creates fine lines that can be a nightmare to deal with. The best way to treat dark and damaged lips due to smoking is with a Smoker’s Lips Treatment in Dubai.
Causes of Smokers Lips
Some common causes of Smoker’s Lips are as follows:
- The Heat from Cigarette: Cigarette heat can trigger the production of a pigment, called melanin, in lips. This pigment darkens lips and the surrounding area.
- Tar and Tobacco: These two chemicals present in cigarettes are responsible for the yellowish stains appearing on lips and teeth.
- Oxygen Loss: Carbon monoxide, present in cigarette smoke, reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood by binding to hemoglobin. Due to this, we get low-quality oxygenated blood. As a result, our lips appear bluish-black.
- Ruptured Capillary: The rosy-red natural color of our lips is because of the tiny capillaries present under our lips. When someone smokes regularly, these capillaries burst and make lips appear dark.
Who is the ideal candidate?
All the clinical remedies for Smoker’s Lips Treatment in Dubai listed below are suitable for everyone. However, before undergoing any treatment, you need a recommendation from an experienced doctor.
The pre-procedure instructions are different for every treatment. Generally, candidates should stop using any skin medication at least one week before the procedure for laser and skin peeling treatment. For other procedures, they should avoid using different chemicals at least 2-3 days before the treatment.
Quitting smoking suddenly can be difficult, especially for chain smokers. However, there is no need to rush it. Gradually reduce nicotine consumption by cutting down the number of cigarettes you smoke each day. Apart from that, specific remedies are available to lighten up dark lips. Most of these treatments take around 40-60 minutes (per session) to complete. Moreover, they have a downtime of 1-2 days after the treatment is complete.
The following are the most effective Smoker’s Lips Treatments in Dubai:
This lip treatment has proved very effective against dark lips. The skin of our lips is not like the rest of our skin. Therefore, it needs to be handled with extreme care. To treat dark lips, a DIY exfoliator can be made at home. Note that while a DIY exfoliator may help remove dead skin cells, it may not be as effective as professional treatments for addressing the root causes of dark lips caused by smoking. To make one, we need to mix small amounts of almond oil, coconut oil, and coarse salt or sugar (use sugar if coarse salt is not available).
Any lip mask that contains lemon, turmeric, and lime juice is perfect for treating dark lips. We can combine these ingredients with any oil containing Vitamin A or E. Coat the lips with the mask for about 10-15 minutes every day and watch the darker pigment fade away.
A gentle acid peel is used on the lips as they are sensitive compared to the rest of our skin. Mandelic Peels is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from bitter almonds, and it may help improve the appearance of dark lips. However, it should be noted that the effectiveness of Mandelic Peels in lightening dark lips can vary depending on individual factors and skin conditions.
Collagen-Lip Injection is a non-surgical procedure that can plump up the lips and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the lips. Moreover, it can create a pout effect on the lips. The collagen used in this procedure is extracted from the connective tissues of the cow. Additionally, collagen injections are less common nowadays, with hyaluronic acid-based fillers (such as Juvederm and Restylane) being more popular and longer-lasting alternatives for lip augmentation.
One of the advanced Smoker’s Lips Treatments in Dubai is laser therapy. It treats several skin-related problems, including dark lips. However, this is not a DIY treatment that can be performed at home. To perform laser therapy, we would need a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. Laser therapy works by focusing intense pulses of light deep inside your skin. As a result, it restores the natural color of the skin by removing excess melanocytes. It also removed vertical fine lines to stimulate collagen production.
Immediate Aftercare Instructions
The skin of the lips and surrounding areas may become red and irritated after laser therapy, acid peels, or lip injections. Note that the skin might not necessarily become “extremely hot.” To soothe the skin, usually, the dermatologist provides an ointment or a gel. You can also use a product like an anti-histamine to relieve the discomfort.
After 1-3 days
The redness and puffiness of the skin are significantly reduced in 1-3 days. However, the lips will still feel dehydrated. This condition is normal and shouldn’t cause concern. To keep the lips hydrated, use a lip balm or ointment containing occlusive agents (e.g. petroleum jelly or beeswax) and humectants (e.g. glycerin). Drinking plenty of fluids also helps.
You will need more sessions with your practitioner to restore your natural lip color. The practitioner will determine the time and date.
Each lip treatment for dark lips yields different types of results. The results of some home remedies treatments for smokers’ lips can last for a short period. However, other treatments like laser treatment and lip injections can last for a long time. All these treatments can work wonders for treating dark lips, and there is no doubt about their effectiveness.
The most significant benefit of Smoker’s Lips Treatment in Dubai is that it brightens up the lips and the surrounding skin. Apart from that:
- It helps get rid of lip wrinkles and fine lines.
- This treatment exfoliates the lip skin.
- Laser therapy and anti-wrinkle injections can boost the production of elastin. Elastin is a protein that provides elasticity and resilience to the skin. It is not an anti-aging agent, but the loss of elastin contributes to the appearance of aging.
- Acid peels can help exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, potentially improving the appearance of dark lips. They are not typically used to treat acne, and their effects on acne should not be generalized.
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Smoking has more harmful effects than benefits. Dark bluish patchy lips and wrinkles are not the only two disadvantages of smoking. If you don’t quit smoking in time, you will experience dark circles, yellow teeth, puffy eyes, and thinner hair. Eventually, your smoking habit can significantly increase the risk of developing various types of cancer, some of which may not be curable. Note that not all cancers are incurable, but smoking increases the risk of developing more aggressive and hard-to-treat cancers. Here, at Laser Skin Care Clinic, our team of board-certified dermatologists provides the best Smoker’s Lips Treatment in Dubai. So, what are you waiting for? Schedule your online consultation right away by filling out the form below or give us a call TODAY.