As we age, our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines. One of the greatest culprits are lines around the mouth. Where once there was youthful, vibrant, and flawless skin, the areas around the mouth can become etched with lines and wrinkles that can make you look significantly older. There are a variety of dermal fillers on the market that work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, but which one works best? The team at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic has examined all of the options, and here is what we found.
Before getting into the dermal filler that works best to reduce the lines around the mouth, it is important to understand what causes these lines. As people age, their skin loses some of its elasticity and strength, causing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These wrinkles typically become present in areas with repeated muscle movements and activity, including around the mouth. The mouth is the epicenter of facial contortions, making it fertile grounds for the growth of troublesome wrinkles and lines.
The mouth can be home to various different kinds of wrinkles and fine lines, from deep-set wrinkles to faint, barely visible lines. Deep wrinkles around the mouth, often called “smile lines”, can be successfully treated by dermal fillers. The best treatment for these deep wrinkles is a Juvederm facial filler. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid gel that occurs naturally in the body, primarily aiding the skin when it comes to volume and moisture. By injecting Juvederm into the deep wrinkles around the mouth, it can temporarily reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles around the mouth.
Vertical lip lines are another type of common wrinkle that occurs around the mouth. These fine lines are much less deep-set than wrinkles around the mouth, meaning that they require a different kind of dermal filler. For these fine lines, the best dermal filler is Restylane. Restylane is a biodegradable gel that adds volume to the skin through small injections. The injections work to smooth facial folds and wrinkles, making it the perfect dermal filler to use for lines above the lips.
Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing an abundance of lines and wrinkles around your mouth and lips? Turn back the clock with dermal fillers from San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic. We offer Juvederm for deep-set wrinkles around the mouth and Restylane for fine lines above the lips. If you are interested in learning more about our cosmetic treatments, contact San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic today. Give us a call at (619) 583-7555