Are you concerned about your lip lines and wrinkles?
The area around the mouth is prone to wrinkling as aging skin becomes thinner and loses volume. Smoking and sun exposure can hasten the development of wrinkles, as can frequently drinking from a straw.
Skin care products can disguise lip lines, but if you want to banish those lip wrinkles, it may be time to consider one of today’s most effective facial cosmetic treatments.
Diminish Lip Lines with a Chemical Peel
A chemical peel removes the top several layers of skin to reveal a fresher, smoother-looking face. This treatment can minimize lip wrinkles, tighten the skin and improve both color and texture.
The chemical peel process involves a gentle facial cleanse followed by the application of a defatting solvent and a chemical solution. After the solution sits on the skin for a short time, the solution and exfoliated cells are wiped away. Finally, a soothing ointment is applied.
Superficial and medium peels are painless for most patients. Deep peels are often performed under local anesthesia or oral sedation to ensure the patient’s comfort.
Once the skin heals, the results will be fully visible. Your lip lines could stay away for several months, a year or even longer, depending on the strength of the facial cosmetic treatment used.
Laser Skin Resurfacing Can Target Lip Winkles
Laser skin resurfacing eliminates moderate to deep lip lines, tightening the skin and evening its texture and tone. With this cosmetic procedure, the damaged layers of skin are stripped away. This treatment also promotes collagen growth, which can help minimize future lip wrinkles.
As the name suggests, the process involves the use of a laser. After cleansing and numbing the skin, beams of light are pulsed around the mouth, targeting the lip wrinkles.
Results from a gentle skin resurfacing treatment are typically gradual and progressive. Deep laser facial treatments, however, provide a more immediate and dramatic difference in the appearance of mouth creases, and the effect can last for a year or much longer.
Facial Fillers Can Help Correct Deep Lip Lines
Facial fillers add volume to the skin, significantly diminishing the appearance of lip wrinkles. Also called dermal fillers or injectables, these products plump thinning lips and enhance shallow contours in the face, effectively erasing mouth creases.
Once the skin is cleansed and numbed, the doctor uses a syringe to inject filler into the mouth creases. The area is then massaged and evaluated for results. If necessary, additional filler material is added.
The results of using facial fillers are immediately apparent — the lip wrinkles are gone. And they’ll stay gone for several months.
The Beauty Now team at Mobley MD Utah Facial Plastic Surgery offers all the latest facial cosmetic treatments for lip lines. Determining which facial cosmetic treatment is best for banishing your lines and wrinkles requires a consultation with a trained medical professional. If you would like to learn more about your options, contact our Salt Lake City office today to schedule a consultation to discuss your lip lines and wrinkles.
NOTE: The information provided here is of a general nature and is not intended to substitute for personal advice from an experienced cosmetic surgeon.