Wrinkles around the mouth
How can you deal
with them without facelift?
Wrinkles appear when our skin loses collagen, the skin's protein, the invisible support network that keeps the skin firm, youthful and full of vitality from the inside out and from the outside in.
Collagen loss is due to age, but also to certain lifestyle habits that can speed up this process. Indeed, after the age of 30, the production of collagen in our skin slows down, resulting in a decrease of 1% each year. The resulting wrinkles tend to be more visible around thinner areas of the face, including the mouth.
The mouth area is one of the first spots on the face where wrinkles can appear. This is due to the thinness of the skin, which already has less collagen compared to other areas of the face. In addition to collagen, there are other aspects of the aging process that need to be considered, such as the loss of elastin and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which contribute to the elasticity and hydration of the skin, respectively. There are also exogenous factors for the appearance of premature wrinkles. These are: • Heredity • Dehydration • Nutrient diet • Smoking • Stress • Photoaging.
Types of wrinkles in the mouth
Experts often refer to oral wrinkles as peritoneal folds. This is a general term for describing lines that develop around the lip area. More specific subtypes of wrinkles around the mouth are:
Also known as laugh lines, they are the wrinkles that appear along the sides of the mouth. Also known as nasolabial folds, these wrinkles are most noticeable when you laugh or smile.
It is a type of wrinkle that appears over time. They develop vertically from the mouth, starting from the tip of the lips and reach up to the pigeon. They are so named because they resemble the face of a puppet with a sad face and the characteristic lines from the corners of the mouth and below.
Known as vertical lip lines or smokers' wrinkles, they are those that develop along the upper lip as well as directly on the lips themselves.
How to get rid of the wrinkles
Before you see a specialist for expensive surgery, there are natural treatments for mild to moderate wrinkles around the mouth, which you can do at home.
Some essential oils diluted with a base oil can increase the firmness and life cycle of skin cells (the process of shedding dead cells and then replacing them with newer cells). Before applying diluted essential oils to the face, you should do a test on the inside of the elbow a few days earlier to make sure you are not allergic to the oil. Apply a small amount with your fingers to the mouth and lips twice a day. Do not use it directly on your lips. You can try the following essential oils: frankincense, lemon, (do not use it before sun exposure), lavender, sandalwood.
Some vegetable oils commonly used for cooking could potentially serve as topical treatments for wrinkles while providing moisture and nutrition. Apply a small amount to the area twice a day. Research has shown that vegetable oils contain essential fatty acids, which can promote skin firmness and elasticity, as well as fight the signs of photoaging by sun. Try the following: castor oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil, olive oil, sunflower oil. Home remedies can help reduce the appearance of mild wrinkles. However, it takes patience for a natural product to work. You should wait at least 6 weeks before proceeding with anything else.
Chemical peeling One of the most commonly used anti-aging treatments, chemical peeling works by removing the top layer of skin (epidermis) to reveal a smoother, glowing skin underneath. It is usually done on a monthly basis to maintain the results.
Dermabrasion & microdermabrasion Both dermabrasion and microdermabrasion are exfoliating techniques that can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in and around the mouth. Dermabrasion is the strongest of the two, as it uses a large brush to remove the outer layer and up to many layers of skin. Microdermabrasion uses thin crystals or streaks with diamonds to remove the top layer of skin.
Microneedling Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves the use of a tool that has tiny needles that make small bites into the top layer of skin. This seemingly strange practice is known to trigger the body's natural wound healing process, which can help encourage collagen production, gum healing and a brighter complexion.
Platelet Rich Creature PRP Have you ever imagined that the solution to facial fine lines, tightening and regeneration is within our own body? It is the PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment, a modern anti-aging treatment that uses our blood, utilizing its healing and regenerative properties. The PRP method was used in medicine for wound healing after surgery and burns. Recent years have seen spectacular results in both skin rejuvenation and tightening, as well as the reduction of fine lines, scars, acne and sagging.
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