When you purse your lips, the skin can crease in a starburst pattern around your mouth. While the skin snaps back into place when you are younger, older skin may retain these creases. Mouth or lip lines are commonly called “smoker lines” since they are more prevalent among those who smoke cigarettes, but they can appear on anyone. We offer mouth lip lines treatment with Botox® injections to smooth away smoker lines at our cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation center in Toledo, OH.
The mouth and lips are very agile due to the specialized muscles that circle the lips. The lip lines that appear as you get older are from the constant pursing, whether it’s kissing, sipping on a straw or smoking a cigarette. The skin loses collagen, elastin and other structural elements as you get older, resulting in less elasticity. Lines and wrinkles form, especially along creases created by muscle movement.
Lip lines change your appearance. Women may notice that lipstick bleeds into the lines around the mouth and their lips no longer have a youthful outline. A quick solution is the use of Botox injections to smooth away lip lines for a younger-appearing mouth.
Rejuvenate Your Lips
Botox works by relaxing targeted muscles. For lip lines, the orbicularis oris muscle complex creates the creases around the mouth and controls the lip movement. Relaxing this muscle complex can result in fewer lines when the mouth is not moving, creating a more youthful appearance.
Botox treatments are a quick and effective option for reducing certain dynamic lines like the wrinkles around the mouth. The procedure can be performed in about 20 minutes at our clinic in Toledo, and you do not need to schedule any downtime after your lip lines treatment. The effects of Botox become visible in a few days after your injections, and most patients maintain their results for almost four months. Repeated treatments are needed to keep the skin around your mouth smoother.
If you have lip lines you want gone, consider exploring Botox treatments. Contact us at pēkomd® cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation center to schedule a Botox mouth lip lines treatment consultation at our clinic near Perrysburg and Bowling Green, OH.