Smile lines can be a positive sign of a life well-lived, but that doesn’t mean you have to keep the wrinkles that bother you. If you’d like to achieve a younger-looking smile without the hassle or risks of surgery, Juvéderm® fillers can help.
Here’s a closer look at mouth wrinkles, including how this minimally invasive treatment can help.
What causes mouth wrinkles
Wrinkles of any kind are a normal part of aging for most people. As you age, your skin produces less collagen and elastin — proteins that help keep your skin supple and smooth.
While genetic factors may play a role, factors that raise your risk for plentiful, premature, and deep wrinkles around your mouth include:
- An especially expressive face
- Lots of time spent in the sun without UV protection
- Tanning at salons
Dehydration, poor nutrition, and unmanaged stress may also contribute to mouth wrinkles.
How Juvéderm fillers reduce mouth wrinkles
Juvéderm fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a substance that naturally occurs in your skin, muscle, and tendons. Once injected, HA attracts and holds water under your skin for a plumper look.
Each Juvéderm treatment requires only a short office visit, and results are immediate, once any swelling reduces.
And you don’t have to worry about intense pain, given that many fillers contain lidocaine for numbness. If you have especially sensitive skin, you can request an ice pack to apply beforehand as well.
After we place your Juvéderm injections, you can expect your results to last for 6-24 months. (Results vary, but that range is typical.) When your wrinkles or fine lines start to resurface, you can schedule additional treatment for continued smoothness.
Making the most of Juvéderm results
To make the most of your Juvéderm mouth wrinkle results, take good care of your skin. Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen before spending time outdoors, for example, and shade your face with a hat or umbrella.
Stay well-hydrated by consuming plenty of water or hydrating foods, and aim for an overall nutritious diet. Foods linked with positive skin health include colorful fruits and vegetables, nuts, and pomegranate seeds.
Meanwhile, apply a quality moisturizer to your skin about twice per day, especially if you live in a warm and dry environment. Lip balms containing SPF can provide moisture and protection, too.