Perioral Lines Fillers
Perioral (smokers) lines are the linear wrinkles which radiate out from the border of the mouth. These lines are created through the activity of the underlying obicularis oris muscle and the natural process of ageing with a loss of volume and elasticity in the skin around the mouth. The appearance of these lines may be exaggerated through chronic sun exposure or smoking and certain individuals are shown to have an inherited predisposition to developing them.
Small volumes of dermal filler can be used to reduce the appearance of perioral lines and also enhance the projection of the lips. This restores a fuller, smoother and more youthful appearance to the lower face which can be supplemented by botulinum toxin injections to the underlying muscle if desired.