Quit Smoking And Have Smoker’s Lines? 2 Treatments Available

Smoking can cause wrinkles especially wrinkles around your lips and mouth. If you have quit smoking and are seeing these lines on your face, there are treatments that can help. Below are two of these treatments to get you started.

Botox Injections

Botox injections can help treat your smoker's lines. Visit a dermatologist to have this done. They will first inspect your face to determine how much Botox they need to use. If you have deep lines this treatment will likely not remove them completely but will make them less noticeable to you and other people.

You will likely have to have more than one treatment of Botox to treat your wrinkles. How many this is will depend on your skin, age, and more. The doctor can give you more information. Once all treatments are done, the lines will stay away for a certain amount of time and then return. You can have the treatment repeated. This may be a few months or a year or more. Your dermatologist can tell you how long they think the Botox will last. 

Botox can be done in the office and besides being a little sore at the injection site, there are few side effects in most cases. You could go back to your daily routine when you leave the office. 


Fillers are also used to treat smokers' lines. The filler is a substance that can be taken from your own body or come from a cadaver, cow, pig, or made in a lab. No matter what is used you will likely see immediate results after this treatment. When the doctor injects the filler, it fills in the wrinkle and draws moisture to it. This plumps up the area making the lines disappear or become less noticeable.  

Over time the filler will break down and the smoker's lines will come back again. At this point, return to the doctor for the treatment again. How long it will take to break down depends on your personal situation, such as your age, skin type, etc. Your doctor can tell you an approximate time.

The area may swell a little and be red at the injection site. This will go away within a few hours in most cases. As with Botox, you can return to your daily activities. The doctor will tell you not to touch the area, however, for a few hours. 

Talk with your dermatologist to learn much more about Botox and using fillers.