Everyone has heard the famous quote saying, “Smoking is injurious to your health”. But, did anyone ever hear the quote saying ‘smoking is injurious to your beauty?’ Probably not, but believe it – it’s true.
Smoking slowly makes the skin, especially lips, lose its moisture, and become bone dry. Dry and dehydrated lips are then robbed off of their natural color. Moreover, the constant puckering of dark and dried lips creates fine lines that can be a nightmare to deal with.
Do you need more reasons to quit smoking? Or, do you not want to quit smoking? Can your skin and lips keep your little secret? Let’s discuss in detail each remedy for the smoker’s lips treatment in Dubai.
Causes of Smokers Lips
- The Heat from Cigarette: The 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 which is present in the cigarette smoke, cuts off the oxygen supply to our lungs. 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.
All the clinical remedies listed below are suitable for everyone. However, before undergoing any treatment, you need a recommendation from an experienced doctor.
Smokers Lips Treatment
Quitting smoking at once can be difficult, especially for chain-smokers. However, there is no need to rush it. Reduce nicotine consumption by cutting down the number of cigarettes you smoke every day to half. Apart from that, certain remedies are available to lighten up dark lips.
The following are the most effective smoker’s lips treatment in Dubai.
This lip treatment for dark lips has proved very effective against darker lips. The skin of our lips is not like the rest of the skin. Therefore, it needs to be handled with extreme care.
To treat our lips, we can make a DIY exfoliator at home. To make one, we need to mix small amounts of almond oil, coconut oil, and coarse salt or sugar (if coarse salt is not available).
Collagen-Lip Injection is a non-surgical procedure that can plump-up the lips to fill acne scars and 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. Currently, it is one of the most practiced remedies for dark lips treatment in Dubai.
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.
The most advanced lip treatment for dark lips is laser treatment. 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.
The 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. Until now, this treatment has been one of the best smoker’s lips treatment in Dubai.
Acid Skin Peels (Chemical Peeling)
A gentle acid peel is used on the lips as they are sensitive as compared to the rest of our skin. Mandelic acid is a very gentle type of alpha hydroxyl acid that can lighten up dark lips. Talking about different regions, this remedy is best for dark lips treatment in Dubai.
Normally, a machine named Light Care by Fotona Company is used to carry out most of the above-listed procedures. At Laser Skin Care Dubai, our board-certified dermatologists use the latest tech with Light Care in the lip treatment for dark lips. Most of these procedures take around 40-60 minutes (per session) to complete. Moreover, they have a downtime of about 1 day after the treatment is complete.
The pre-procedure instructions are different for every treatment. For laser and skin peeling treatment, you should stop using any skin medication one week before the procedure. For other procedures, you should avoid using different chemicals 2-3 days before the treatment.
Immediate Aftercare Instructions
The skin of your lips and surrounding areas become extremely hot and red after laser therapy, acid peels, or lip-injections. To soothe the skin, usually the doctor provides an ointment or a gel. You can also use a product like 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 mild lip moisturizer. 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.
The biggest benefit of this treatment 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 has anti-aging properties that make us appear younger.
- Acid peels can lighten the dark lips and help get rid of acne and dead skin cells.
Side effects for clinical remedies on the lips are usually mild. These include:
- Mild rashes
- Reddening of the skin
- Thinning of skin
The clinical remedies for treating dark lips are very quick and give instant results. Generally, they can cost around $200 to $500 per session.
Each lip treatment for dark lips yields different types of results. The results of some treatments 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 in their effectiveness.
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Smoking has more side-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 lead to cancer that cannot be cured.
Here, at Laser Skin Care Dubai, our team of board-certified dermatologists provides the best smokers lips treatment in Dubai. We use the latest technology such as Light Care by Fotona Company along with some other treatments. So, what are you waiting for? Schedule your free consultation right away for the best dark lips treatment in Dubai. Fill out the form below or give us a call TODAY.