Lines Around Mouth

Lines Around Mouth

Full, luscious lips are a coveted feature today, but sometimes our genes don’t cooperate in giving us the features we most want. Even if you had lips you loved in your youth; over time, a variety of factors can deplete our lip’s fullness, leaving behind much thinner lips than we’d like to have. You might also start to see fine lines appear above the upper lip, further impacting your look. However, all of the issues that form around the mouth can be addressed with treatments at Morpheus Medical Aesthetics, developed explicitly for these concerns. Our team of skin experts is ready to help you restore full and attractive lip lines so you can enjoy luscious lips again and a timeless smile.

Why do Mouth Lines Appear?

You might have already noticed unsightly perioral lines, the fine vertical lines develop above your upper lip. They appear for a variety of reasons:

Collagen Loss

Collagen is an essential protein that we have in abundance during our 20s. That’s why, often, individuals in their 20s always have such a smooth and supple complexion. This protein provides critical support to the dermal structure that keeps skin firm and wrinkle-free. By the time we arrive at 30s, collagen levels begin to decline, which leads to the start of lines and wrinkles. The delicate skin around the lips is especially vulnerable to this process.

Skin Dryness

Hyaluronic acid is another essential compound in our skin that begins to decline in our adult years. Hyaluronic acid loss, combined with less natural oil in the skin, leads to significant dryness on and around the lips. In addition to an increased need for lip balm, you might notice a few fine lines appear as a result of drier skin.

Facial Expressions or Actions

Certain facial expressions or actions, like smoking a cigarette or drinking through a straw, can also lead to fine lines above the lip. At first, you might only see the lines when you make those expressions. Over time, however, they can become permanently etched on our face.

Why do I Have Thin Lips?

The primary culprit for thin lips, besides our genes, is collagen loss. Just like collagen depletion can lead to thinner skin, it can also strip the lips of their youthful fullness. If you have noticed your lips change over time, you can blame collagen for the thinning.

Treatment Options for Lines and Thin Lips

Just as there are numerous causes of lines and thinning around the mouth, there are also a variety of treatment options for them. Morpheus Medical Aesthetics offers the following procedures to help rejuvenate the mouth area:

Dermal Fillers

When it comes to plumping up the lips, one of your best options is dermal fillers, delivered through strategically placed injections to create the precise level of volume you want. Both the Restylane and Juvederm lines have products specifically designed for the lips, offering silky-smooth coverage that looks both natural and beautiful. These fillers can also be used in some of the lines around the mouth to smooth away the wrinkles from the inside out.

It only takes a few minutes to complete a dermal filler treatment. Some of our patients opt for a topical numbing cream before addressing this sensitive area, while others are completely comfortable without it. You can immediately return to your daily activities once the treatment is finished. Some swelling is common after lip fillers, but this side effect usually only lasts a few days, at most.

Collagen Boosters

Collagen boosters are treatments that reinitiate your body’s natural collagen production response, reversing the symptoms of collagen loss, such as fine lines and thinning lips. Morpheus Medical Aesthetics has a few different treatments that use this technique, ensuring we can customize your treatment to your precise needs for the best possible results. Your choices include:

  • Profound – This treatment uses microneedling to create micro-injuries in the skin that trigger the body to produce more collagen. At the same time, RF energy works to firm tissue and enhance the results of the treatment overall.
  • Sublime – This radiofrequency device heats the underlying dermal tissue through a controlled process that stimulates collagen production without damaging tissue or surrounding skin.
    CosmoPen – This device also delivers microneedling, which we combine with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to accelerate the healing process and ramp up your results.
  • Clear & Brilliant – This laser provides controlled heating to the dermal structure, which in turn promotes collagen production and rejuvenates the skin at the cellular level.

These treatments are all performed in our offices in one hour or less. You might experience some side effects like swelling or soreness after your appointment, but these symptoms will be mild and short-lived. Patients usually return to their daily activities immediately following their procedures, with little or no signs that they have just had a procedure done.

Have the Full Lips You Want Now

Changes to our lips happen, but you have many ways to keep your lips looking luscious and attractive. With a variety of treatment options to choose from, we can help you plump your lips and rejuvenate your look. Morpheus Medical Aesthetics is committed to helping you look as good as you feel, no matter your season of life. Contact us today at our Santa Rosa location at 707-921-7447 or Albany at 510-488-1230 to find out which treatment is right for you.