By raising the corner of the lips a gentle lift brightens the smile. Our lips are a muscle so they tend to move all the time for speaking, eating, and various facial gestures such as pouting. The lines that bleed into the lip may be treated with small amounts of Botox. Large quantities would affect the ability to move the mouth so it must be a gentle process.
Filling of the lines with a filler such as Belotero will prevent the tindel effect which shows as blue tingeing over the skin where superficial injections are required. An advanced injector such as Dr. Ginny Leva can be the architect of individualized perfect lips that look appropriate and natural to your face. Anesthesia needs to be applied because the skin around the lips is very sensitive to pain. nerve blocks or topical anesthetic are available.