Smoking can cause wrinkles and especially wrinkles around the mouth. This is caused by the pursing of your lips each time you take a drag. If you have quit smoking and are seeing a lot of wrinkles around your mouth, there are many things you can do to make them look much better, two of which are listed below.
Botox injections work great on the face to minimize wrinkles and lines, including those that are around the mouth and the lips. Whether the Botox will completely make the wrinkles disappear will depend on how deep they are. Even if they are deep, Botox will make them much less noticeable to people, including yourself.
Make an appointment with a dermatologist to get Botox injections. They are not painful, but a dermatologist may offer to wipe an anesthetic over the injection site to numb the area before they give you the injection. Once injected, Botox causes the muscles to freeze which makes the wrinkles relax. Botox generally lasts four to six months in most cases. Once the Botox wears off, you will have to return to have the injections done again before the wrinkles reappear.
Deep Chemical Peel
A deep chemical peel removes the top few layers of your skin and is done by a cosmetic surgeon. This is painful, so you will be given a sedative and a local anesthetic to numb the skin on your face. The doctor will first brush a chemical onto your face and then neutralize the chemical with water. The next step is putting a thick coat of ointment over your face. This ointment is to help with pain and to prevent dryness. The ointment must stay in place for a certain amount of time, which the surgeon will tell you how long this is.
When the process is complete, your skin will be very red and will peel for a few days after this treatment. Because of this, you may want to consider taking off of work. Your doctor may prescribe pain killers for you to take in the beginning. You will have swelling, but it will go down in a few weeks, and your skin may be red for a few months. The main benefit of a deep chemical peel is it will only take one treatment and will last for many years.
Talk with the dermatologist about other types of treatment available to help you with your mouth wrinkles.