The mouth is one of the most active parts of the body, so the frequency of smiling, eating, drinking, laughing, talking, kissing, frowning, and more creates the perfect conditions for wrinkles to form. The skin here can lose support substances like collagen and elastin very quickly, causing not only wrinkles but also volume loss. At Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, our patients frequently ask about the most effective mouth wrinkle treatments that do not require much downtime.
Mouth Wrinkle Treatments
Nasolabial folds, more commonly known as laugh lines or smile lines, lead from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Years of smiling and laughing eventually create noticeable creases that remain even when no facial movements are made. These deep wrinkles can make an otherwise youthful face appear older. Fortunately, with the help of a Nashville dermatologist, there are a number of solutions for this issue.
An effective aging mouth area treatment for these deep, noticeable facial lines comes from the makers of Restylane. Both of their newest dermal fillers, Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne, offer improved support and flexibility for a more natural-looking enhancement. Defyne is particularly effective for deeper nasolabial folds.
Another recent aging around mouth treatment that is highly effective is Juvederm Vollure, a “next-generation” hyaluronic acid facial filler that is more durable and delivers more natural-looking effects than softer dermal fillers on the market.
Marionette lines form or signs of aging around mouth and run down to the chin. Technically, this mouth-to-chin path is called the lateral mandibular groove. Even if other parts show few signs of aging, marionette lines can give away one’s age. They develop due to repeated mouth and jaw movements as well as from loss of volume or elasticity in the skin brought on by aging.
The hydrating effects of Juvederm wrinkle treatment are effective for easing the appearance of these creases. Restylane Refyne is also effective due to its unique hyaluronic acid formula that reduces the effects of marionette lines while simultaneously allowing normal facial movement to continue when one smiles or frowns.
Jowls are another visible sign of aging around the mouth area. As people age, the skin on both sides of the chin loses volume and begins sagging below the jawline. If there is also excess fatty tissue around the mouth and cheeks, the jowls can become very pronounced.
Juvederm Vollure, a wrinkle treatment for the nasolabial folds around the mouth, often can have the additional effect of adding volume to the cheek area for a more defined contour and lift to the jawline. The effects of traditional Restylane injections—as well as those of Restylane Refyne and Defyne—can be the same, as well. Though designed for deep wrinkle treatment, the Restylane products all have lifting properties that appear to add volume to the cheeks for a subtle lift of the jawline.
However, in the case of severe sagging along the jaw, skin tightening treatments, such as Ulthera, can be combined with strategically placed dermal fillers and other facial treatments to achieve the desired smooth jawline.
Aging also causes loss of lip volume. For people with naturally thin lips, lip volume loss can make the lips appear almost non-existent. Thinning lips can age one’s appearance by causing them to lose their attractive shape, particularly the cupid’s bow, the center of the top lip under the nose where a pronounced dip is normally seen. When the lips are thinned, this delicate lip contour flattens out, lending one a look of age and austerity.
Depending on patient goals, Juvederm or Restylane wrinkle treatment is effective for adding lip volume. For patients still with a modicum of contour to the lips, Restylane and Restylane Silk (the latter has lidocaine for more comfort) wrinkle treatment can sculpt lips and improve lip volume. Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are effective, as well, particularly because of a softer quality that spreads evenly for even more volume.
In addition to the loss of lip volume, the appearance of fine lines and superficial wrinkles around the lips are another notable sign of aging. Every movement of the lips—eating, drinking, talking, smiling, puckering, pursing, smoking— as well as sun exposure and genetics also play a major role in the formation of these wrinkles. Even for people with very few wrinkles elsewhere on the face, these can make them appear older.
One wrinkle treatment shown to be effective for fine lines and wrinkles around the lips is Juvederm Vollure. Although designed for laugh lines, Vollure can also improve the appearance of lip lines. However, it is important to find an experienced, highly-skilled dermatologist in Nashville such as Dr. Gold to administer a lip filler treatment because the dosage and injection must be precise.
Belotero wrinkle treatment is another effective option. Considered a “starter” filler because its unique hyaluronic acid properties are ideal for filling in fine lines, Belotero helps fade these wrinkles for smoother, more supple skin.
Restylane and Restylane Silk are also excellent for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the lips.
Contact Gold Skin Care for More Anti-Aging Treatment Options
The area around the mouth is particularly vulnerable to wrinkles and other signs of aging. To learn which wrinkle treatment is best for certain conditions, contact Gold Skin Care Center today to schedule a consultation. Contact us online or call our Nashville office at 615-645-2314 today.