Developing wrinkles is an unfortunate yet unavoidable part of life for both men and women. As we grow older, our wrinkles become more evident. They appear in different areas of the face, but the most obvious ones are those around the mouth. So what are the best treatments for wrinkles around the mouth?
Wrinkles around the mouth are called vertical lip lines. The name is derived from their actual on appearance on the face which are straight lines going downwards. Women are more prone to this type of wrinkles because of the structure of their skin.
There is no way to stop wrinkles from appearing, as they are caused by regular lip movement. They can also be worsened by sun damage, smoking, stress, and threading.
In the hopes of preserving youth, it is not surprising to see lots of women pay a lot of money to have wrinkles surgically removed. However, there are other things that you can do in order to lessen the appearance of unsightly wrinkles.
This article will discuss what these options are and what products you can use to give you a more youthful glow.
Topical Treatments for Wrinkles Around the Mouth
Skin care experts have studied and developed creams that can help you reduce your lip lines. Look for creams that contain ingredients that can boost collagen and elastin levels, like retinol, alpha hydroxy acids, coenzyme Q10 or kinetin.
[Read: The Best Organic Wrinkle Creams]
If you want a DIY option, you can create your own moisturizer by combining a carrier oil with essential oils and applying them to your face in the same way as a moisturizer.
Essential oils are fragrant oils extracted from various plants. They carry with them great natural health benefits that can only be harvested from plants. A lot of people, especially women apply them on their bodies to enjoy these health benefits.
[Read: The Best Anti-Aging Essential Oils]
However, you simply cannot apply the essential oils directly onto your skin as it may evaporate quickly. Instead, you have to mix them with carrier oils. Carrier oils are called as such because they are primarily used to carry the essential oils onto the skin. They don’t have any smell and do not evaporate as quickly as essential oils. This is why it is a good idea to use them together.
There are a lot of essential oils that you can use to help reduce fine lines around your mouth. Our favorite essential oil brand is Rocky Mountain Oils, and you can learn why here.
RMO’s Rosewood Essential Oil and Cypress Essential Oil are two of the essential oils that you can use. They are known to have ingredients that can help in the tightening of the skin. As an added bonus, you can enjoy the invigorating scents that they have which can also help in calming your nerves and increasing your energy.
Anti-Aging Facial Oil Recipe
- 2 tsp (10ml) carrier oil (we love apricot kernel)
- 3 drops essential oil
Mix in a dark glass bottle. Use a dew drops day and night to moisturize the skin.
Non-Ablative Lasers for Wrinkles Around the Mouth
Non-ablative lasers are used by dermatologists to improve the appearance of wrinkles on their patients without causing pain. The laser creates heat in the skin to promote the production of collagen.
Increased collagen production will cause the skin to tighten. Ultimately, this will result in younger looking skin with less wrinkles, age spots, and scars.
Several sessions with your dermatologist are needed to complete an entire non-ablative laser process. This may cost more than just applying topical treatments on your face, but has a better guarantee of preventing your wrinkles from showing.
Another option is to purchase your own non-ablative laser for home use. These lasers have been approved for personal use in the home and cost much less than professional dermatology treatments. With consistent use, a non-ablative laser will reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Radio Frequency for Wrinkles Around the Mouth
Using radio frequency is a more advanced version of non-ablative laser treatment. They are still non-surgical processes performed by dermatologists and are almost completely painless.
Radio-frequency treatments yield better and faster results compared to topical or laser treatments. The process still involves heat. The radio frequencies drive the heat deeper into the skin. As the heat reaches deeper into the dermis and cutaneous layers of the skin, the heat can hasten the production of collagen more effectively.
As a result, there is a lifting, firming, and plumping of the skin that you can see almost instantly. You won’t have a problem with sagging and wrinkles on your face anymore right after you complete the procedure.
Dermabrasion for Wrinkles Around the Mouth
Dermabrasion is a surgical process done by licensed dermatologists that involve carefully scraping off the topmost part to get rid of skin problems including wrinkles. A special instrument is used to perform the procedure.
Afterwards, you are allowed to immediately go home but you may be required to take extra steps to avoid skin irritation on the treated area. You will need to cover it and use special products that will help reduce the inflammation and the little pain that might be left.
The healing process after dermabrasion might reach up to two weeks. It is a bit long, but the results you wanted to achieve are guaranteed.
Once you get back your smooth and youthful skin, you can start applying RMO’s Jasmine Essential Oil mixed with your favorite facial oil on your face. Jasmine Essential Oil is perfect for improving the appearance of most skin types, and would not hurt sensitive skin.
Diet and Prevention
The best way to prevent premature wrinkles is by avoiding doing things that are harmful to your skin. Do a complete lifestyle change. Quit smoking and avoid too much exposure under the sun. Avoid doing activities that are stressful to you.
By far, the best way to prevent wrinkles is to wear a daily SPF and to eat a healthy diet.
[Read: How the Sun Ages Your Skin]
You should also adapt a diet that is rich in sticky vegetables. Sticky vegetables help promote hyaluronic acid levels in your skin which also keep the skin to look healthy and plump. Some examples of sticky vegetables include potatoes, okra, and taro root.
Don’t forget to visit your dermatologist regularly, so they can help keep your skin supple and younger-looking. They can also discuss with you some options on how you can keep your skin from developing wrinkles prematurely.
Prevention is the best treatment for wrinkles around the mouth. We may not be able to prevent aging, but we can age gracefully and maintain that youthful glow and beauty for as long as possible.
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Yours In Beauty, Andrea