Fine Lines Around the Lips

Fine lines around the lips, also known as perioral lines, are wrinkles that develop above the upper lip and below the lower lip. They are a natural part of the aging process, but other factors can contribute to their appearance.

Causes: Ageing is the primary cause, as collagen and elastin production decline. Sun exposure, smoking, repetitive facial expressions (like pursed lips or pouting), and dehydration can also accelerate the development of fine lines around the lips.

Treatments: A consistent skincare routine with hydrating moisturizers and sunscreen is essential. Topical retinoids and hyaluronic acid serums can help plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. In-office cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers or Botox injections may be offered by dermatologists for more noticeable improvement.

Disclaimer: While treatments can improve the appearance of fine lines around the lips, complete elimination might not be possible. Sun protection and a good skincare routine can help prevent further development.