The perioral and lip area convey signs of youth, attractiveness and beauty. With time, aging and environmental stimuli; this area like the rest of our face and body undergoes changes. The anatomical changes include flattening of the pink lip and pout, a less defined lip margin, radial lip wrinkles or smokers’ lines, mouth frowning, deep smile lines, a puckered chin, etc. The good news is there are now plenty of innovative perioral non-surgical rejuvenation treatments to help restore and enhance youthfulness.
Although these aren’t always the first wrinkles and folds that form on the face; perioral lines can have a significant impact on your appearance, causing you to look more sad, tired or angry than you feel with sagging skin and thinning lips.
No matter what your lifestyle, age, or specific concern; perioral non-surgical rejuvenation is possible to help lift, smooth, and enhance the features that people fixate on when you’re talking and smiling. During your consultation, our skincare experts will help you decide what treatments are best suited to match your goals and facial anatomy.
What Makes the Ideal Perioral Area?
As we age, the skin and underlying structures of our face do a few predictable things. First, we lose volume through fat loss and bone density degradation. Second, our skin becomes thinner and saggier due to the loss of structure-enhancing collagen and elastin. Finally, creases and wrinkles appear due to sun damage, muscle movement over many years, and folding of skin over itself in areas like the nasolabial lines.
A youthful perioral area therefore is a softer, smoother contour, with well-defined natural looking lips that are harmonious with our other facial features. The skin around the mouth does not excessively crease or fold in when smiling, laughing, puckering, pouting or frowning, and there are minimal discolorations or unevenness in skin tone.
Treatment Options for Perioral Rejuvenation
A comprehensive treatment plan for multiple concerns throughout your face is usually best treated through a holistic combination approach, with various treatments utilized in the areas they perform best. This is why getting an expert cosmetic consultation is imperative because it allows you to understand your treatment options that will be best suited for your skin type, baseline anatomy and goals.
To get the best natural looking results, it is important to correct the anatomical deficiencies of the upper and lower face before treating the perioral and lip areas. The sliding and sagging changes from the upper face and lower face directly affect the appearance of the lip and perioral structures resulting in deeper folds and wrinkles, mouth frowning and flattened lip structure.
Optimizing Lip & Perioral Structure
Dermal fillers in the lip area helps with creating stable lip structure and contour. This results in natural looking fuller lips, softer perioral wrinkles and less lip inversion. Softening of etched smile lines creates a balanced, smoother, more youthful appearance and enhances the appearance of the lip.
Botox works by relaxing excessively contracted perioral muscles. Botox treatments to the perioral area helps to improve gummy smiles and excessively puckered chins resulting in a softer more youthful appearance.
Restoring Perioral Skin Tone & Texture
Skin tightening treatments stimulate collagen and elastin which softens perioral wrinkles and smoothens out the skin. There is no downtime and very little discomfort from this state-of-the-art treatment.
Medical microneedling or collagen induction therapy stimulate natural production of collagen at specific depths. The microchannels heal with upregulation of growth factors and collagen. Best results are achieved with a series of four to six treatments.
Chemical peels help remove damaged skin and stimulates the formation of collagen. This remodeling process results in softer, smoother tone and texture with reduced perioral wrinkles.
Laser facials stimulate collagen production at various depths. This facilitates improved tone and texture with reduced smokers’ lines. Laser hair removal can often be combined and customized to improve the overall perioral aesthetic.
Protect & Prevent
We strongly recommend a medical grade skincare routine to protect and prevent damage to your perioral non-surgical rejuvenation. This holistic approach will optimize your results. Frequent SPF is key, along with the use of anti-aging topical Vitamin C and tailored retinoids.
Rejuvenate the Natural Way at Cerulean Medical Institute
With numerous evidenced based treatments available at Cerulean Medical Institute, our knowledgeable and experienced skincare experts are here to help customize your perioral non-surgical rejuvenation treatment to help you look youthful and feel refreshed. Learn more about your options for the wrinkles you’d like to get rid of by calling our Kelowna office at 778-402-3696 or contacting us online today.