The lip may be treated with the Dermapen set at 0.25 mm depth. The area adjacent to the lips may be treated with a Dermapen set to a depth of 0.5 to 1.5 mm. It is advised that a downward motion is used on the upper lip and an upward direction is used on the lower lip. Use caution when treating the lips or any thin skin area of the face.
The use of fractional dermabrasion or dermal needling on upper lip wrinkles was studied in ten female subjects aged 50-65 years. Photography and silicone micro relief impressions demonstrated a reduction in the wrinkle severity grade in most patients. Fabbrocini et al. 2012 concluded that dermal micro-needling was effective and safe technique to improve upper lip wrinkles.