Loose lips may sink ships, as the saying goes, but lip lines and wrinkles can sink your feelings about your appearance. These imperfections around your mouth are an inevitable conseqence of the aging process. Your skin loses elasticity as you age, making lines and wrinkles more visible as years go by. Fortunately, advanced cosmetic procedures and treatments can help reverse this process, reducing the visibility of lip lines and wrinkles and restoring a youthful, healthy, and natural appearance.
Here at Dr. Mariano Busso’s Miami-Coconut Grove aesthetic dermatology clinic, we offer several different and effective options for individuals who want to create volume and even skin tone around their lips.
What Are Lip Lines?
There are different types of lip lines which are caused by different factors:
- Smile Lines. These are lines that stretch from the bottom of the nostril to the corner of the mouth that resemble parentheses. Medically referred to as nasolabial lines, smile wrinkles inherently materialize after years of regular movements such as smiling, talking, and chewing.
- Marionette lines. These vertical wrinkles develop at the corners of the mouth and can make people appear angry or upset even when relaxed. These are also referred to as “frown lines” due to the expression they mimic.
- Vertical lines.A naturally occurring sign of aging, these lines become more pronounced in smokers. Constantly pursing your lips to inhale cigarettes tends to stretch out the skin around the mouth, while nicotine decreases blood flow and makes skin appear thinner. After years of these smoking-induced side effects, vertical lines slowly become more pronounced.
Regardless of how your lip lines and wrinkles occurred, we offer safe and proven techniques which target these unsightly marks and rejuvenate the skin to restore elasticity and youthful appearance. These include:
Our laser skin tightening treatments offer a non-invasive option that lifts and tightens the wrinkles around the mouth and other areas of the face. Laser resurfacing can be applied to any area of the body where skin sags but is most commonly used on the cheeks and neck area. Laser resurfacing does not require much recovery time because it does not necessitate cutting or stitching.
Injectable fillers are used to treat signs of aging underneath the skin’s surface. Fillers are safe and effective at restoring volume for natural-looking results without being as invasive as facelifts or surgical tucks. Juvederm Voluma is a gel made of hyaluronic acid (hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in your body) that provides instant results to those struggling with lip lines due to aging and/or smoking.
Restylane Silk, another leading dermal filler, is the first FDA-approved treatment specifically designed to target lip lines. Restylane Silk’s unique formula provides accurate shaping around curved areas like the lips for a more natural, soft look. If you’re struggling with wrinkles around your mouth, ask about this new, innovative, and effective lip enhancement treatment.
Dysport or Xeomin
These FDA-approved injectable treatments, similar to Botox, are injected directly into the site of wrinkles to prevent the underlying muscles from contracting. They are particularly effective for wrinkle elimination in areas such as crows’ feet, between the eyes – glabella (aka the 11’s), smoker-lines, lip wrinkles, laugh lines, and neck wrinkles.
Schedule Your Lip Line and Wrinkle Treatment in Miami
Whether you choose laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, or injectables like Dysport or Xeomin, Dr. Mariano Busso will help you understand how your lip lines formed, and how your lips can be safely and effectively restored. For a youthful appearance and a more confident, fresh face, call Dr. Busso at 305-857-0144 or book an appointment online.