Often called “smoker’s lines,” vertical wrinkles around the mouth are a common sign of aging, even for non-smokers. These unsightly lines add years to your facial appearance, cause your lipstick to bleed, and can be a source of great unhappiness. Our medical-grade chemical peels can help restore and rejuvenate skin quality around the mouth for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Are you tired of trying to hide vertical lip lines by applying expensive creams or cosmetics? While you can disguise the lines with makeup to some degree, the improvement is limited, with the creases and lines always remaining visible. That’s when a specially-formulated chemical peel can get to work to help you restore smoother, evenly-textured, youthful-looking facial skin, and dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth.
Look Younger, Feel Better
We work to empower our patients, restore self-confidence, and turn back the clock with our array of cosmetic treatments, including offering professional chemical peels. The first step in planning a chemical peel is to allow our skilled skin professionals to evaluate your skin to determine the type of peel that will produce the greatest improvement for you. The speed with which your skin ages is based upon your genetic makeup. Thankfully, modern aesthetic technology makes it possible to improve on what nature has given you and can help to keep your facial skin looking younger and fresher for far longer – without undergoing invasive surgery.
Facial Aging: Reduce the Appearance of Lips Lines
As the skin ages, less and less collagen is produced. As the structural support of collagen fibers reduces, the skin loses strength and flexibility. The beauty of a chemical peel is that the process works to stimulate the skin’s natural regenerative process, with a new fresh layer of unblemished skin revealed when the process is complete. Nothing looks more natural than your own skin, refreshed and renewed after the right chemical peel.
Treating Wrinkles Around the Mouth with a Chemical Peel
Your skin quality is unique to you. It is imperative that the correct formula for a chemical peel is applied to improve the appearance of lip lines. The formula works to peel away the top layer of your skin, revealing healthier, younger, firmer skin. New skin cell growth starts at the lower levels of the dermis, rejuvenating the skin by triggering the body’s regenerative process.
What formula is best for you? Only a personal consultation and evaluation can answer that question. Dr. Syed Ahmad and his professional team focuses on providing the most effective treatment for a range of facial flaws, including unsightly wrinkles around the lips. Several types of medical-grade chemical peels are available, including:
- Light: A mild formula with alpha hydroxy acid – an acid found naturally in many fruits and other foods. For mild facial aging, you can maintain the fresher, more youthful look by adding a regular treatment with a light chemical peel, warding off the development of lip lines.
- Medium: A medium peel can be performed every few years. The active ingredient in this chemical peel is trichloroacetic acid, a far more powerful facial skin resurfacing acid. It is available in various concentrations to achieve custom results in a dramatic reduction in the appearance of vertical lip lines.
- Deep: A deep chemical peel is rarely used. It involves the application of a substance called phenol to remove the upper layer of facial skin so that new skin can be revealed. It requires about two weeks recovery time while the facial skin heals.
FAQs: Chemical Peels and Wrinkles Around the Mouth
Can a chemical peel get rid of wrinkles around the mouth?
If you are plagued by vertical lip lines, you may have wondered if a chemical peel will really work for you. While only a personal evaluation of your skin condition can truly answer that question, most patients can achieve a far more youthful appearance with the right chemical peel. If you are struggling with the appearance of lip lines, talk to us to find out what can be done to smooth out the lines and restore a fresher, more appealing look. It is very possible that all you need is a chemical peel to produce a dramatic improvement in your skin quality and texture, with lines smoothed out and fresh, supple skin revealed when your treatment is complete.
How long does it take to recover from a chemical peel to treat wrinkles around the mouth?
Recovery time will vary, patient to patient, depending upon the strength of the formula. For a deep chemical peel, set aside up to three weeks for a full recovery. For a medium peel, it will require about two weeks for the new skin to be revealed. For a superficial peel, your skin should heal within seven days. The upper layer of skin is shed after a chemical peel and is typically red. Each type of peel allows for the application of makeup after a specified period of time. Dr. Ahmed and his team will monitor your progress during recovery and are always available to answer any questions or concerns.
How often can you get a chemical peel?
A mild chemical peel should be part of your regular beauty regimen, as these peels help to maintain more youthful skin for longer and can ward off the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth. A medium or deep peel to smooth out lip lines cannot be performed as often, typically only every couple of years.
How many days will my skin be peeling?
Peeling usually lasts about three to five days, depending upon the strength of the formula used. The peeling itself is light and flaky and can be helped with a quality moisturizing product. Keep your face clean with a gentle cleanser and avoid any sun exposure. If you are going to be out of doors, it is imperative that you wear sunscreen. Our skin experts will advise you about which products will be most effective to manage your skin during the healing process. Avoid strenuous exercise or any activity that causes heavy perspiration for several days.
What does a chemical peel feel like?
Patients report that they feel a mild stinging sensation during the few minutes that the customized formula is on the skin. A deep peel may be more painful, so some patients undergo this procedure while anesthetized for a more comfortable experience.
Which is better for improving the appearance of lip lines, a chemical peel or injectable?
The first step is to evaluate the depth of the creases you have developed around your lips. Our treatments are customized, and for some patients a combination may produce the greatest improvement in the appearance of very deep wrinkles around the lips.
Where the safest way to get a chemical peel to reduce wrinkles around the lips?
It is imperative that any medical-grade chemical peel should is carefully overseen by a skilled medical professional with credentials in cosmetic surgery. A full understanding of skin types, skin structure, and the potential reactions can make a difference in the success of your treatment. As the skin is a complex organ, any chemical peel should be approached carefully and with the help of a skilled MD with an extensive history in facial rejuvenation techniques, such as Dr. Ahmad.
Anti-Aging Treatment: Improving Lip Lines
Many of our clients come to us for anti-aging treatments. The appearance of wrinkles around the mouth is one of the most common complaints. As soon as you see fine lines appearing, we urge you to connect with us to discuss adding a chemical peel to your beauty regimen. Every chemical peel is customized for the patient – there is no “cookie-cutter” solution. We use the safest, most trusted products for our chemical peel procedures. If you are tired of seeing those unattractive wrinkles appearing around your lips, let us help you achieve smoother, younger looking skin.
Custom Facial Rejuvenation Treatments
If you are seeing the signs of aging skin and you are noticing the development of vertical lip lines, taking action now is important. Rather than waiting until the wrinkles around you mouth deepen, let us get to work in helping you maintain youthful, fresh, supple skin for longer. If you already have deep lip lines and have gotten to the point where you feel something must be done about it – we are here to help. Whether the lip lines are just appearing or are deeper and more visible, our array of cosmetic treatments – including chemical peels – can help you regain the supple, firm skin that signals health, beauty, and vitality. Let us create a fully customized facial rejuvenation treatment to help you reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your lips.