How to Get Rid of Deep Wrinkles around the Mouth


As the biological clock starts to tick, unwanted lines and wrinkles will start to form on different parts of the face. The mouth area and the forehead are the main parts of the face that are most prone to facial lines and deep wrinkles. This is because these are the most active parts of the face, so to speak.

The forehead muscles are the busiest due to such things as frowning, and scowling, followed closely by the muscles around the mouth due to such things as smiling, chewing, etc. The reason why deep wrinkles and fine lines will appear on the face is because of the depletion of elastin and collagen, the two main structural components that keeps the smooth healthy, smooth, supple and springy all the time.

Having said that, the good news is that there are effective ways of getting rid of wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth area. Note that such things as environmental factors, your lifestyle, the use of certain medication, and the inevitable aging process will make the skin dry thus leading to unwanted wrinkles.

Also worth keeping in mind is that repeated facial expressions can eventually lead to wrinkling around your mouth. Wrinkle prevention is by far the best treatment option available. However, because aging is inevitable, following a good skin regimen can help keep them at bay for as long as possible. For a skin that has wrinkles already, there is both natural treatment solutions and other invasive methods that can help get rid of deep wrinkles around the mouth.

Ways to get rid of deep fine lines and folds around the mouth

Drinking lots of water

Before delving deeper into the methods and techniques that can be used to eliminate wrinkles, it should be mentioned that water plays a very significant role in wrinkle prevention, formation, and eradication. This becomes all the more important when the fine lines have just started forming and are fast progressing towards becoming deep burrows. Drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water a day will ensure your skin remains hydrated all the time, hence elasticity will be enhanced.

Use of creams

One of the easiest, affordable and tried ways of getting rid of deep wrinkles around the mouth area is application of anti-aging creams. These creams are designed and specially formulated with ingredients, specifically retinoids, to help keep wrinkles at bay. These ingredients will accelerate the pace at which skin cells grow, multiply, and die, meaning the faster dead skin cells are removed and sloughed, the smoother the underlying cells will be revealed, thus significantly reducing the manifestation of wrinkles in the mouth area. Note that the underlying skin cells will be smoother and fine.

Use of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels have also proven quite effective in getting rid of wrinkles not only around the mouth but also in the forehead. This is a clinical process that should be performed by qualified and experienced dermatologists who use chemicals such as hydroxyl or phenol acids. These chemicals are applied on the affected area and will detach the outer wrinkled layer thus exposing new, smoother and rejuvenated skin that is free of lines and wrinkles.


Closely related to the above method is an invasive procedure that can significantly get rid of deep wrinkles around the mouth area if done by a qualified and experienced skin specialist. Dermabrasion is an invasive procedure that uses an abrasive tool that will sand or scrape off the wrinkled skin off the face. Once the skin starts to heal, collagen under the affected area will increase meaning new, smooth and even skin will replace the old wrinkled skin, thus reducing the formation and appearance of deep wrinkles.

Use of injections

The other alternative is to use dermal fillers to get rid of deep wrinkles around the mouth. These are basically substances that are tactfully injected under the wrinkled skin. Once injected, they will plump the wrinkles making them even or lifting them up to the same level as the surrounding tissue. Some of the common dermal fillers used include body fat, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. It is important to keep in mind that use of dermal filler injections, although very effective, is a temporary solution, and will often need to be redone after every few months to maintain the results.


Next in line are Botox injections, which are by far the most common way of getting rid of wrinkles around the mouth. This is a concentrated neurotoxin solution known as botulinum type A, often derived from a bacteria that goes by the name Clostridium botulinum. Once injected into the muscles under the wrinkled areas of the mouth, the toxin will block further action of acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter that is often responsible for muscle contraction in the body. Once it is blocked, the muscles will get paralyzed and get to the same level as the surrounding tissues, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Natural treatments of deep wrinkles around the mouth

Some of the natural treatments for deep wrinkles include:


You should know by now that dry skin leads to wrinkling. A good moisturizer will plump the skin thus evening out the fine lines and wrinkles that are forming. The best moisturizers are those made of ingredients that will lock in moisture and water in the skin, thus ensuring the skin is fully hydrated.


Exfoliation also plays an integral role in getting rid of deep wrinkles around the mouth. Exfoliating products such as those that contain alpha hydroxyl acids will help get rid of dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, thus leaving the skin looking fuller and plumper.


The main cause of wrinkles is the sun, which often causes premature aging. Photo-damaged skin will make you appear even 10 years older than your real age. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of up to 30 will help protect your skin from ultraviolet radiations, thus reversing the aging signs. Trying to limit your exposure to sun especially to the mouth and lip area can also go a long way in helping eliminate wrinkles. The lips and skin around the mouth are quite delicate meaning they can easily get damaged. Putting on protective gear when out in the sun can go a very long way in protecting your skin and preventing the formation of wrinkles.

Following a healthy skin routine

The best wrinkle treatment so far is following a healthy skin regimen. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, this could be as simple as selecting skin care products that are specifically designed for your type of skin. Using such products will mean equipping your skin with vital minerals and nutrients required to fight wrinkles from the inside out. By the same token, cleansing and moisturizing on a daily basis and maintaining a consistent care routine will help improve the health of your skin.

Forgo bad habits

Last but not least, you need to give up the bad habits that cause wrinkling around your mouth area. Such habits include smoking which significantly reduces blood circulation in the body. Good blood circulation means the right nutrients will find their way to the skin to help maintain a healthy skin balance; never mind the fact that smoking accelerates premature skin aging.


Getting rid of fine lines and burrows around your mouth could be as simple as eating the right foods and giving up bad habits, or could be as complex as following injections after every few months. When all is said and done, it is how you take care of your overall health that will determine how fast, or slow, thereof, you manage to get rid of wrinkles. 


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