While the lips tend to be a focus for many, it is the skin area surrounding the lips and the mouth that takes the most abuse, and tends to show the most wear.
This is because the precious underlayer of fat, which we had as teenagers, is lost to constant movement over time. Through the years, the muscles under the skin begin to “grab” the skin, and eventually end up creating dynamic erosions around the mouth, which we are inclined to call wrinkles.
In the near past, practitioners would take an ordinary dermal filler, such as Restylane® or Juvéderm, and place it under the skin to replenish the fine lines, making it look like it did years before. Essentially, this treatment mimics that plush youthful layer of fat indicative of a “pouty” mouth.
Although it did help, the overall look could be a bit, well, stiff. A little less than two years ago, another alternative came onto the scene. Restylane® Refyne, a beautifully cross-linked and elastic hyaluronic acid became available through Galderma Aesthetics.
Refyne does not replace regular Restylane®, a true staple in the anti-aging process. However, it does provide an additional treatment that will move with your muscles and mouth, blending into the skin, and will really help restore one’s weathered mouth area.
During a quick treatment, you can replenish years of withering around the mouth area. To learn more about Restylane® Refyne, or to book this treatment, call our Medical Concierge at 561.820.8055.