As we age, wrinkles start to form in different areas of the face including the forehead, eyes and around the mouth. Lines around the mouth, especially above the lip, also called perioral wrinkles, are usually formed because of age, sun exposure and smoking. There are many different treatments available to help smooth these wrinkles. Treatments include: topical skin care products, retinol cream, dermabrasion and/or chemical peels, face lift, dermal fillers, lasers, vampire facials and botox. Today we are going to focus on botox as a treatment option.
Botox was approved by the FDA in 1989 and is the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. To correct perioral wrinkles, or lip lines(mainly caused from smoking) botox is injected into the lip line and can smooth the wrinkles drastically. Depending on the severity of the wrinkles, patients can see a difference with one treatment and then come back a few times a year to keep the wrinkles smooth. Ethos Spa also suggests using sunscreen and moisturizer to protect the face on a daily basis as a preventative measure.
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