Whether we celebrate Thanksgiving locally in Tampa or travel up North to visit family, most of us want to look our best for the holidays and may want to find a way to reduce wrinkles before the holiday season. Since the mouth is such a focal point of the face and the November holiday is associated with the eating, we thought it was time to offer tips on how to reduce wrinkles around the mouth.
Not Too Late to Reduce Wrinkles
Wrinkles often form in areas that are subject a lot of movement and in places that are more exposed to the sun and elements. That is one reason why the mouth, jaw and lower face tend to be more prone to developing facial creases than other places. There are some ways to avoid wrinkles, such as staying out of the sun, not smoking, wearing moisturizer, but once the lines have appeared it is not as easy to remove them. Once wrinkles have set in, there are no over-the-counter miracle potions that will reverse the damage. However, dermal fillers can work like magic to fill in the lines and restore the suppleness of the skin.
Dermal Fillers Can Reduce Wrinkles Quickly and Painlessly
If you are not familiar with dermal fillers, these are injectable products that work by adding volume back into the skin to fill in the lines and to help restore elasticity. Many of the best brands contain hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally exists in the body. This substance helps act as a lubricant within the skin and other tissue, it helps keep the skin hydrated and makes it supple. There are many different types of dermal fillers on the market today and they can work to reduce wrinkles around the mouth and in other areas of the face. All fillers will start to work within a few days following the injection but most doctors advise that you receive treatment at least a few weeks prior to the event or holiday to ensure the best results.
According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, dermal fillers are often the first course of action in treating mild to moderate wrinkles in the lower face. “Dermal fillers are extremely safe when injected by a qualified medical professional and can both reduce facial lines and help the skin to generate more collagen. And unlike Botox, they do not “freeze” facial muscles in any way so will not hinder the patient’s facial expressions. When administered correctly, a patient treated with dermal fillers can look naturally younger and more relaxed.”
See a Specialist to Reduce Wrinkles around your Mouth
There are several different types of dermal fillers and each has its own unique blend to fill specific areas or types of wrinkles. For example, Juvederm and Belotero are considered to be more subtle and are made of a smoother gel than say Radiesse. Juvederm or Belotero is often used to fill in smoker lines (those vertical lines near the lips), while Radiesse works better to fill deeper lines such as the nasolabial folds (smile lines) or the marionette lines that start at the lower corner of the mouth. Dermal fillers are not a permanent solution but can work from 3 months to over a year depending on several factors.
If you want to reduce your wrinkles, it is best to see a well-qualified medical professional that works within an accredited medical facility. A specialist is the best person to determine which filler would work best to restore your face and help reduce facial lines. It is also important to note that the proper dosage and placement is crucial in order to provide the most natural look so look for a provider that has many years of experience with injectables. If you would like to find out if dermal fillers are right for you, please contact the Elite Facial Plastic Surgery for a complimentary consultation. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of expert plastic surgeon, Dr. Dominic M. Castellano. Please contact us as (813) 975-3223 to schedule your free initial consultation or go to our website at www.EliteTampa.com for more information.