Treating Fine Lines around the Mouth and Upper Lip

Fine lines and wrinkles often appear as we age and can be especially noticeable when they collect around the lips, medically described as the perioral area. These fine lines can distort the texture of the skin, contributing to the aged appearance of the skin and can sometimes appear like “smoker’s line”, even in non-smoking individuals. Patients interested in improving the texture of their skin will be pleased to know that the providers at Skin and Laser Dermatology Center have a number of treatments to improve and minimize these lines, leaving the skin naturally rejuvenated and healthier appearing. Those interested in improving the appearance of these lip lines (also known as vertical rhytides) should call for a cosmetic consultation today, at (703) 893-1114.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Wrinkles occur when the skin loses fat and soft tissue, causing the skin to lose its firm, supple appearance. The skin also becomes more fragile overall as we age, contributing to wrinkles. This process occurs naturally with age, but individual factors can influence the time frame and effects of aging. For example, sun exposure, genetics, and smoking history can affect how these fine lines form. Wrinkles tend to be most prominent in thin skin, which is why they often appear around the mouth, including sometimes on the lips themselves.

Depending on the exact location of the fine lines, your expertly trained provider at Skin and Laser Dermatology Center will recommend the best treatment option for you. Fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Versa), botulinum (Botox, Dysport), and laser skin resurfacing are just some of the ways to improve the appearance of these wrinkles. Other treatments that can reduce the appearance of these lines around the mouth include Radio Frequency (RF) treatments, microneedling, and chemical peels. Depending on the treatment recommendation, recovery times will vary but patients can expect improved results to begin manifesting shortly after the procedure.

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Skin & Laser Dermatology Center treats patients for all skin care concerns, including skin cancer surgery, cosmetic dermatology, sclerotherapy, laser peels, laser hair removal, hyperhidrosis, rosacea, and acne treatments.


Our Clients Say

My eyelid surgery results for the facial wrinkles look very natural. Very skilled dermatologic surgeon.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Holly

Dr. Bajoghli always has time for his patients, you never feel that he is rushing you and after you leave if you have any concerns he is very responsive to the point of giving out his cell phone number. I can’t say enough about him and his staff.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – John

Nurse Rassmussen answers all of my questions, listens to my concerns, examines my skin, goes over my treatment protocol and gets me out the door quickly, but without feeling rushed, so that I can get on with the rest of my day. I have already recommended this practice to a couple of friends, and I will continue to do so with confidence.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Riley

I really appreciate the polite and professional service that Dr. Bajoghli’s practice provides in my dermatologic health. All of his staff make you feel welcome and are concerned for your care. Speaking as someone who neglected his skin care when I was young, I appreciate having a physician who is personally concerned for his patients.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Dennis

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