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.
At Northstar Dermatology in North Richland Hills, Texas, our expert team of board-certified dermatologists are pleased to offer Juvéderm fillers to address common signs of aging.
Here’s a closer look at mouth wrinkles, including how this minimally invasive treatment can help.
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:
Dehydration, poor nutrition, and unmanaged stress may also contribute to 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.
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.
To learn more about Juvéderm or get started with the wrinkle treatment you desire, call our office or request an appointment through our website link today.