Wrinkles around the mouth, sometimes called lip lines or smoker’s lines, are an all too common beauty complaint. The skin around the mouth unfortunately is one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. Smoking, chewing gum, drinking out of a straw and sleeping on your side are just a few of the daily habits that can cause these types of wrinkles to form.
Using a variety of dermal fillers and laser skin rejuvenation procedures, however, the appearance of these wrinkles can be lessened, or even eliminated.
“Lip lines can be a dead giveaway for age,” says Kim Marinetto, Master Aesthetician and owner of AVIE! MedSpa & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA. “Using hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm® XC, Restylane-L® and Perlane-L®, we’re able to restore volume to the skin around the lips, which fills in the fine lines where lipstick tends to get caught, giving that ‘bleeding out’ effect women hate.”
The parentheses lines extending from the side of the nose to the side of the mouth, also known as smile lines or nasolabial folds, are also smoothed with Juvéderm® XC, Restylane-L® and Perlane-L®.
Laser skin rejuvenation procedures can also undo tell tale signs of aging around the mouth. ProFractional laser skin resurfacing improves skin texture by causing collagen remodeling and stimulates new collagen to form, giving the skin a tighter, smoother appearance.
“The results of ProFractional skin resurfacing are really complimented by SkinTyte laser skin tightening,” says Kim. “Since both of these treatments stimulate collagen in different ways, fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth don’t stand a chance when we combine ProFractional and SkinTyte.”
For those looking for a truly long-lasting, dramatic anti-aging option, they will find it in Ultherapy, the new, non-surgical facelift alternative, available for the first time in Loudoun County at AVIE! Ultherapy utilizes ultrasound energy to stimulate the deep structural support layers beneath the skin, without harming the skin itself.
“Ultherapy is a wonderful option for fine lines around the mouth and nasolabial folds. It can be used as a single treatment or in combination with laser rejuvenation or injectables, allowing us to customize a treatment plan for each individual.”