Wrinkles around the mouth are nothing to smile about

Wrinkle Treatment | David AltamiraOnce 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:

  • Age
  • Genetics
  • 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.

  • Retinol

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
  • Diet

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.

  • Facelift

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

Call for a consultation appointment or treatment today: 713.271.9000.



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