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What happens to the skin around the mouth as we age?

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When it comes to maintaining a younger looker appearance, there are two key facial areas to focus on. These are the eyes, and the mouth. Changes to the appearance and nature of the skin around these two areas can have a dramatic impact on visible ageing your skin. So what happens to the skin around the mouth as we age? And how can you tackle any signs of ageing? Well, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we offer a range of professional, high quality facial treatments and procedures that can help transform the appearance of your skin. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about ageing around the mouth.

The mouth is one of the most used and moved parts of the face. And as a result, as we age, the skin and tissue can lose condition and shape. This means:

  • Expression lines developing around the mouth from frequent smiling and natural movement. These can include marionette lines, smile lines, and vertical lines
  • Loss of fat below the skin leading to sagging skin and physical skin changes. This change in turn can then cause lines to develop, such as marionette lines
  • Loss of bone around the mouth leading to a puckering of the skin around the mouth
  • Loss of lip fullness due to a reduction of collagen

How can dermal fillers help?

Dermal fillers can help to resolve many of the ageing issues that are associated with skin around the moth, and the mouth itself. Dermal filler solutions include:

  • Lip fillers- as we age we lose collagen in the skin. This includes the lips. And as a result, the lips can become thinner and less structured, which contributes to an ageing appearance. Dermal fillers can be used to return volume to the lips through injections of hyaluronic acid.
  • Line fillers- small amounts of dermal filler can be used to fill marionette lines and vertical lines like “smokers lines”. The dermal filler increases the volume of the skin, essentially filling in the line crease to create a smooth, natural looking result.

General dermal filler benefits

Apart from reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and adding volume to the skin, dermal fillers can also bring a range of general benefits. These include:

  • Hydration to the skin- hyaluronic acid has a specific role in the body, and this is to hold onto moisture and hydrate the tissue and skin. As we age, we lose hydration and nutrients in the skin, but dermal fillers can help to bring this back to your skin, and help your skin stay in good condition.
  • Improving the production of collagen- the dermal filler injections can help to increase collagen production, which can allow your skin to naturally heal and replenish in the same way that younger skin does.

For more information or advice, get in touch with Preston’s leading dermal filler experts, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.


The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic is proud to provide professional aesthetics treatments for clients in Preston, Blackpool, Leyland, Chorley, Kirkham, Blackburn and the North West of England. Our key treatments and services include Anti Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Fillers, Laser Hair Removal, Acne Treatments, Injectable Polynucleotides, and much more.