Wrinkles around the mouth. Barcode lines. Removal of smoker's lines with botulinum toxin (Botox).
Wrinkles around the mouth, also called barcode or smoking lines, are those wrinkles that start from the oral contour and are radially directed from it. They are due to the repeated tightening of the lips when smoking or drinking from a straw. Another reason is the unconscious squeezing of the lips during a conversation and the photoaging of the skin. In women, the presence of these wrinkles can cause the lipstick to "leak" along the way. Initially, they are dynamic and are visible only during muscle contraction, after which they disappear when it relaxes. Over time, they become static, which are also present at rest. Insufficient hydration, excessive exposure to sunlight and solariums without adequate sun protection are factors that accelerate this process.
In men, these perioral lines are rare, probably due to the greater number of sebaceous glands in this area.
There are a number of procedures that improve the condition of the skin in this area. Botulinum toxin can relax m. orbicularis oris. Static wrinkles can be filled with hyaluronic filler. To improve the quality of the skin in this area are used mesotherapies and energy-based devices.
For which wrinkles around the mouth is appropriate to use Botox
- smoker's wrinkles
- facial wrinkles that occur when moving the lips
How is the procedure for removing wrinkles around the mouth with Botox done
The skin around the lips is cleansed. The area can be pre-anesthetized with lidocaine in the form of a cream, which is applied for 10-15 minutes. Your doctor will make you put your lips forward, imitating a kiss. In this way, muscle activity can be detected and wrinkles can be visualized. Botox is injected with a thin needle, with injection points between 4 and 6. Bruising is rare at the injection site.
After correction of wrinkles around the mouth with botulinum toxin
In the next 3-4 hours you should not lie down and bend over for a long time. On the day after the procedure, do not exercise or drink alcohol. Do not clean the face with disinfectants and products that may contain alcohol or alcohol. The formation of bruises and swelling is uncommon, which allows you to immediately return to your daily duties. Avoid saunas, steam baths and other heat treatments for the next few days. The effect will begin to appear in a few days. Follow-up of the results of the procedure is done every 10-14 days. If there is still movement in the area and correction is needed, it is done at the expense of the clinic.
Price for correction of smoking wrinkles with Botox
It depends on the units used, which in turn are determined by the activity and strength of the muscles. With us the price for correction of wrinkles around the mouth with Botox varies from 100 to 150 BGN. For current prices of the services offered you can see our pricelist.
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- pregnancy and lactation
- in the presence of infection in the treated area
- in malignant diseases
Review of Dr. Stavrov, aesthetic dermatologist in Sofia
Wrinkles around the mouth or the so-called. Smoking wrinkles are an aesthetic problem that needs complex therapy. Depending on the condition of the skin, hyaluronic fillers, botulinum toxin, mesotherapy with hyaluronic acid and chemical peels can be used.Dr. Konstantin Stavrov, co-owner of Dr. Stavrov Aesthetics clinic in Sofia