Wrinkles around the mouth are nothing to smile about
- Posted on: Apr 15 2017
Once you develop wrinkles around your mouth, it can be difficult to do anything about them. But there are treatments for lip wrinkles that can improve their appearance, and in some cases practically eliminate them. Why do we develop wrinkles around the lips?
Happiness is the primary cause of all lines around the mouth
People with wrinkles around the mouth are typically very expressive, but it’s hard to recommend that you train yourself to avoid making any facial expressions. There are some behaviors you can avoid to help avoid lip wrinkles, however.
Don’t stop smiling. Do this instead
- Stop smoking
Lip lines are often called smokers lines because regular smoking damages collagen and pressing the lips together to inhale causes lines.
- Stop tanning
Sun exposure damages your skin and causes wrinkles around your mouth. Wear sunscreen year-round.
Perioral wrinkles can also be caused by:
- Acne and cold sore scaring
Methods for improving lip lines at home
Some skin care products can help boost collagen and elastin levels, which can improve the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth.
Creams containing retinol or retinoid can thicken the deeper supporting layers of the skin and thin out the superficial layers that show wrinkles.
- Alpha-hydroxy acid
Creams containing alpha-hydroxy can help soften mouth wrinkles.
- Skin care products that contain peptides, stem cells and growth factors, designed to boost collagen production
Sticky vegetables (taro root, okra, potatoes, sweet potatoes) have been thought to stimulate the production of the skin’s hyaluronic acid.
Professional methods for improving lip lines
- Chemical peels
The upper layer of the skin is removed, exposing a new layer of fresh skin and stimulating it to grow.
This can be a solution for multiple skin issues, including wrinkles and lines around the mouth.
- Botox and Dysport
Effective injections for treating fine lines around the mouth, as they both are used to paralyze the muscles and help prevent over-expression.
- Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm)
Sufficient injections for smoothing wrinkles around the mouth by filling them.
Learn about treating wrinkles around the mouth and anywhere else
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