Wrinkles Around The Mouth
It's one of life's small injustices - women are more prone than men to form wrinkles around the mouth. There are a few reasons why:
- According to a recent analysis by dermatologists in the Netherlands, women have fewer oil-producing sebaceous glands around the upper lip - meaning less oil to keep the skin soft and supple.
- Women (particularly postmenopausal women) have fewer blood vessels in the upper lip area resulting in less blood flow to the region.
- The muscles around the mouth are closer to the skin in women than they are in men; this can mean the skin is pulled closer, leading to wrinkles.
You may be able to minimize them by not smoking, avoiding sun damage and keeping your skin well-moisturized.
Actually the Bare Skin Program for Wrinkles will help wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. And if they become very prominent as you get older, I have had excellent results with fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. Realize this is not a permanent fix, but it can be repeated and will last for quite some time in most people. It usually requires a local anesthetic, as injections in the lips can be painful. This is usually not a big deal. I would advise avoiding permanent fillers, since if it does not turn out to your satisfaction you are stuck with it.
Other procedures such as chemical peels, lasers, and face lifts can also help.'
And as a proponent of bio-identical hormones, estrogen replacement is one of the best things you can do for your skin to keep it young looking and wrinkle-free. Estrogen is second only to retinoids in promoting skin health.