Wrinkles are often a sign of a life well lived, especially wrinkles around your mouth. After all, there’s a reason they call them “smile lines” and “laugh lines.” But even though they’re symbols of happy times, they can make you look older than you are – and that’s nothing to smile about. What are the Best Fillers for Crow’s Feet?
Fortunately, there are several safe, effective dermal fillers that can be used to eradicate mouth wrinkles. The right treatment depends on the location of the lines and the final result you’re looking for.
Causes of deep wrinkles around the mouth
While it’s true repeated smiling and laughing can contribute to the formation of mouth wrinkles, that’s usually not the main culprit. Some of the biggest causes of deep wrinkles around the mouth are:
- Aging – As you get older, your body produces less collagen and elastin, causing your skin to become thinner, drier, and looser, which allows lines and creases to form more easily.
- Sun damage – Repeated exposure to the ultraviolet light contained in the sun’s rays can break down the collagen and elastin in your skin, causing it to become weaker and less elastic.
- Smoking – Not only does the increased muscle movement around the mouth contribute to the formation of wrinkles, but the nicotine contained in cigarettes also restricts blood flow to the outermost layers of your skin.
- Genetics – Sometimes, there’s nothing you can do to prevent mouth wrinkles. Your genetics often control how much collagen and elastin your body produces, and women are more likely than men to develop wrinkles as they age.
Different mouth wrinkles require different treatments
No matter the cause of your mouth wrinkles, dermal fillers can help you smooth them away. While there are quite a few dermal fillers to choose from, each one has a slightly different formulation designed to treat specific areas and types of wrinkles. Some of the most commonly treated mouth wrinkles are:
- Smile lines
Also called nasolabial folds, these are creases that run from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth. Because they tend to be deep, smile lines are most effectively treated with dense hyaluronic acid gel injections, such as Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, or Restylane. read more about restylane vs juvederm for lips
- Marionette lines
These are long vertical lines that extend from the corners of your mouth down to your chin. In severe cases, they can cause you to look like you’re frowning or angry. While Juvederm is a good choice for treating these wrinkles, they can also be smoothed with Radiesse. Radiesse is made from calcium hydroxyapatite, which provides instant results while also stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen.
- Vertical lip lines
A common type of wrinkle that forms around the mouth, fine vertical lines appear along the upper and lower lips. Because these wrinkles are shallow, they require a dermal filler that’s lighter and less dense than those used for deep creases. The denser formulas would create a stiff, unnatural look, but the lighter formulas of Restylane Silk and Belotero make them ideal options for filling in vertical lip lines. Both provide subtle, natural-looking results on even the finest of lip lines.
Kiss your mouth wrinkles goodbye at Viva Wellness
At Viva Wellness, you can keep your happy memories but leave your smile and laugh lines behind. We offer a wide array of dermal fillers to restore volume around your lips and smooth wrinkles around your mouth, shaving years off your appearance and giving you a natural, youthful glow.
Come to our office in Point Loma or call us at (619) 222-5433 for more information on how Viva Wellness can help you kiss your mouth wrinkles goodbye.