Barcode lip line removal

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Barcode lip line? Read more.

As years go by, the signs of aging are increasingly visible on the face. One of the most difficult blemishes to disguise is the so-called barcode lip lines. Another name is smoker’s wrinkle, even deep furrows around the lips that appear perpendicular to the contour of the mouth and parallel to each other.

In this article we will explore the causes of the appearance of barcode wrinkles, how to prevent them with daily precautions and specific products, and which are the most popular natural, medical and cosmetic remedies for the treatment of this particular blemish. Lip fillers for, lipofilling, laser treatment and specific serums are only a few of the best known remedies to disguise or eliminate these signs.

The barcode lip lines around the lips are one of the first signs of age to appear on the face, especially in women, along with nasolabial wrinkles. The aging of the skin, on the lips, manifests itself precisely with the thinning of the same. Loss of volume, the appearance of lines and furrows v, more or less deep, called barcode wrinkles precisely due to their vertical position compared to the lip line. They generally occur around the mouth, in various directions. They are often known as ‘smoker’s wrinkles’, since smoking is one of the main causes of their premature appearance.


Many people wonder how to eliminate barcode lip lines: it is in fact one of the most requested aesthetic treatments, precisely because this type of imperfection is rather insidious and very visible: the skin becomes very thin around the mouth and lips , therefore barcode wrinkles are one of the first alarm bells of skin aging, appearing both around the upper and lower lips, particularly between the nose and upper lip.

With age, lips become thinner and the skin around them loses hydration and elasticity, filling with small vertical fine lines that are commonly referred to in the definition of “bar code.” First of all, it is important to adopt good prevention habits: quit smoking, eat properly, protect yourself from atmospheric events and sunlight and moisturize with specific products.

A common approach is also the use of a filler, more frequently hyaluronic acid, used to rejuvenate the skin of the face.


Hyaluronic acid has specific filling properties, which make the skin smoother and more compact. At the same time, this substance is able to stimulate fibroblasts, increasing the production of collagen. In other words, the filler is great for slowing down the skin aging process. As for the barcode, we use a specific hyaluronic acid for the area.

Microneedling is also a very effective treatment for skin rejuvenation, although it is often not mentioned due to the modalities that distinguish this technique. The session involves the passage of a dermaroller with micro-needles on the skin. Their function is to create micro-lesions, che stimoleranno a loro volta un aumento della produzione di collagene ed elastina. which in turn will stimulate an increase in the production of collagen and elastin. The process involved with needling is skin regeneration, where the skin becomes more toned, elastic and less marked by wrinkles.

Another technology is RF microneedling, a more advanced form of microneedling. The only difference with regular microneeling is that the radio frequency comes out of each needle. This causes thermal as well as mechanical trauma. It is indicated for those people who need a more intensive treatment.

The third and final treatment that can be performed to reduce barcode lip lines is microdermabrasion. It is non-invasive, but very effective. This treatment implements a superficial exfoliation of the skin, which leads the skin layers to regeneration. The deeper tissues are not affected, and despite this, results are very satisfying

It can also be a preventative treatment.

Plasmapeel instead is a fractional ablative skin resurfacing treatment designed to improve the texture, tone and brightness of the skin, while restoring its elasticity. This treatment can be performed on all phototypes and can be done once every two weeks. From 6 to 10 treatments with no recovery time needed. 

Plasma energy is a soft surgery operation that uses plasma energy to induce micro-sparks on the skin surface by creating micro-ablation points, triggering a natural regeneration process. Thanks to plasma energy production, the tissue near the tip of the device is vaporized without causing the cells to explode. The effect on the epidermis is ablative, that is, the surface layer of the skin is “burned”, only in certain points. This action therefore affects only the most superficial part of the skin, minimizing the dispersion of heat in the surrounding tissues. These spots do not create any damage to the dermis and do not cause any bleeding.

Fractional laser is a treatment that uses selectively emitted light rays to thermally destroy tiny portions of tissue and trigger a rapid healing process that leads to cell renewal in the treatment area. This allows the barcode lines to fade slowly, improve skin color in the area and facilitate the production of collagen and elastin.


The treatment is carried out on an outpatient basis and lasts approximately 20-30 minutes. Recovery time depends on the type of treatment.

This medical treatment is indicated for the correction of lip asymmetries and loss of lip volume.


This exclusive technique has been designed to give patients natural, full, sexy and harmonious lips in just a few steps. All this leads to obtaining lips that are more voluminous, but in harmony with the rest of the face.

Once hyaluronic acid is injected it is gradually absorbed by the body. The duration of the product is influenced by age, skin type, lifestyle, sun exposure and individual trends. However, the average duration is approximately 6 months.

Immediately after the treatment it is normal to notice a slight redness and an itchy sensation. This discomfort will disappear after a few hours. To reduce the risk of bruising and to accelerate the disappearance of swelling (which is normal after an injection), it is recommended to apply ice but never directly to the affected area.


The cost of a barcode removal treatment starts from € 200


How long does the procedure take?
Approximately 20 minutes
How soon is the result visible?
The timing to see the result depends on the type of treatment performed.
How long do the results last?
With micro-injections of hyaluronic acid, results last from 6 months to 1 year. If, on the other hand, the treatment was carried out simultaneously with biotechnologies, the results are more lasting over time.
How soon is it possible to return to social life?
It depends on the treatment. With micro-injections of hyaluronic acid there can be swelling that persists for up to 48 hours, or small bruises can form. With laser and plasma energy treatment, redness or scabs may appear which may last up to a week. With the plasma peel treatment, recovery times are approximately 24-48 hours.
Are any anesthetics used?
Yes, anesthetic cream is applied locally on the lips to avoid sensations of slight discomfort.
Eleana Ferrari - expert advice - consigli per il paziente

Prof. Dr. Eleana Ferrari Papassava

Medico chirurgo, Biochimico e Nutrizionista che esercita principalmente in Italia, Inghilterra e Cipro. Con una lunga tradizione familiare indirizzata alla medicina e alla cura del benessere, Eleana è nota per il suo approccio olistico con il paziente, che le consente di armonizzare la ricerca del miglioramento estetico con il benessere globale dell’individuo.