Smile lines. Laugh lines. Marionette lines. Lipstick lines. Smokers’ lines. Nasolabial folds. Whatever you call them, the wrinkles that inevitably form above and around your mouth are common, and a telltale sign of aging.
Causes of Wrinkles Around The Mouth
As mentioned, aging is a major cause of mouth wrinkles. You’ve spent a lifetime using the muscles surrounding your mouth even though often, it seems as though the lines and wrinkles appear overnight. The culprits? Two of your skin’s most critical proteins – collagen and elastin – begin to break down and slow in production as you age, making it easier for wrinkles to form – and stay – on your skin.
In addition to aging, however, there are several other factors that contribute to wrinkles around the mouth, such as:
- Sun exposure
- Poor diet
- Lack of sleep
- Sedentary lifestyle
And while wrinkles around the mouth are inevitable, they are, thankfully, treatable as there are several easy and effective ways to rid yourself of these pesky wrinkles.
How To Treat Wrinkles Around The Mouth
At Youthful Reflections, we offer a variety of treatment options for wrinkles around the mouth, ranging from fillers and injectables to slightly more invasive – both non-surgical and surgical – treatments. Learn more about our wrinkle reducer options below.
Fillers & Injectables
JUVEDERM® XC: JUVÉDERM® XC adds volume to smooth these lines and folds for natural-looking, long-lasting results.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC: JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a crystal-clear gel that is injected directly into and around the lips using an ultrafine needle to temporarily smooth the appearance of lines around the mouth.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC: JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC softens moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles by adding volume to the lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth to produce subtle and long-lasting results.
Non-Surgical & Surgical Treatments
Youthful Reflections Peri-Oral Rejuvenation: Our peri-oral procedure combines Botox, dermal fillers, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections along with micro needling. Botox may be injected to weaken the muscles around the mouth that create wrinkles, fillers provide an instant volume and then PRP is injected above the filler.
Fat Transfer: Autologous fat grafting involves harvesting of fat from the lower abdomen or thighs using liposuction, and then injecting the fat into the face to restore volume to the cheeks and diminish the depths of the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and can be performed using local anesthesia with light sedation.
If you’ve considered addressing the wrinkles around your mouth but don’t know which treatment is right for you, contact the experienced professionals at Youthful Reflections today for a complimentary consultation to discuss your options so you can enjoy a more youthful, beautiful smile.