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Lines Around the Mouth? Here’s What Helps

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Aka Smoker Lines, Barcode Lines

Years of drinking through straws, chewing your lip in deep focus, and even puckering up for kisses can eventually leave their mark in the form of fine lines around the mouth. Think of these lines as creases in a piece of paper. When you make the same fold in a piece of paper, it eventually becomes permanent.

Why Mouth Lines Happen?

Repeated facial movement, coupled with skin damage as the result of sun exposure and other environmental factors, can result in lasting lines that make you look older than you really are.

Unlike other wrinkles, little lines around the mouth don’t have to be an inevitable part of aging. Younger patients can take steps and break habits to stave off the development of fine lines. Even tiny changes in your daily habits can cut down on the creasing that creates lines.

Preventing Mouth Wrinkles

For example, consider breaking the habit of drinking out of straws, which will reduce the number of times you crease the skin around your mouth. You should also make a daily habit of wearing broad-spectrum sunblock to help preserve the integrity of your skin and keep it resilient.

It’s also important to quit smoking (not that we had to tell you that). Cigarettes negatively affect the quality of your skin, and the act of puckering your lips and taking a drag also helps create those little wrinkles. In fact, mouth lines are often the first signs of aging that show up in people who smoke.

Reducing Existing Wrinkles

But what happens if you already have these wrinkles? That’s where we come in! We offer several good options for reducing fine lines, but our favorites are a combination of injectable Dermal Fillers and Neurotoxins. These popular products use gel formulations of biocompatible ingredients to gently fill in areas that have lost volume or could use a little plumpness.

Lip Fillers restore volume and smooth out wrinkles around the mouth and upper lip area. They instantly add volume to deep-set lines with their intense hyalutonic acid formulation, which retains water in the skin’s dermis. Dermal Fillers with Hyaluronic acid also stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen, causing collagen cells to build up and renew themselves over time. This helps patients to achieve firmer, fuller lips for 9 to 18 months, while drastically reducing the appearance of smokers’ lines in the process. We use the safest and most reputable dermal filler treatments to do this, including Juvederm, Teosal, Kiss and Volbella fillers.

Another widely used strategy to minimise smokers’ lines is neurotoxins such as BotulinumToxin Injections. The Botulinum toxin is an FDA-approved medicine that works as a muscle relaxant. When administered carefully by a trained professional, the botulinum toxin can soften lines and wrinkles around the mouth by reducing the number of muscle contractions and movements which cause dynamic wrinkles. It takes just a matter of days for smokers’ lines to reduce, with results that last from 3 to 4 months.

Our expert medical practitioners at Rejuvenus Clinic can help you to determine which smokers’ lines treatment is best suited to your needs. After assessing your smokers’ lines, lifestyle habits and overall skin condition during a personalised consultation, our practitioners will be fully equipped with the information they need to put forward an effective treatment plan. Depending on the severity of your smokers’ wrinkles, you may benefit from combination treatments like fillers and collagen-stimulation therapies that will both fill your lines while preventing them from returning, request a complementary consultation at 647-615-0223. We’re here to answer your questions and look forward to helping you look your best here at Rejuvenus Clinic of Aesthetics.

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