What Causes Lip Wrinkles?

Vertical wrinkles around the mouth—often called “smoker’s lines” or “lipstick lines”—are caused by collagen loss over time. Since this area already has thinner skin, it tends to be one of the first facial areas to show signs of age. Although many people try to prevent lip lines, these are actually a natural part of the aging process and can start showing up as early as your 20s. Genetics and certain lifestyle habits can make these lines noticeable sooner and make them more prominent. To help slow the formation of lip lines, it can be helpful to limit sun exposure (and wear sunscreen), refrain from smoking, stay hydrated, eat a nutritious diet, and manage your stress levels.

If you have lip wrinkles and are unhappy with their appearance, there are a number of non-surgical skin treatments that can smooth this trouble area. From chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing to cosmetic injectables, our team at Dermlounge can help you find the most beneficial solution for your unique needs. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a popular dermal filler that is specifically designed for adding subtle volume to the lips and smoothing perioral rhytids (vertical lines around the mouth). Composed of hyaluronic acid, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC works by binding to moisture in the skin and stimulating the growth of new collagen.

To learn more about treatments for lip wrinkles, such as dermal fillers and other skin procedures, please contact our team to schedule your consultation today!