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Best Dermal Filler For Lines Around The Mouth And Chin

The mouth and the chin are highly visible areas of your face – which is why sagging skin, wrinkles, skin laxity, and other signs of aging are immediately noticeable and difficult to treat. Most options before have been limited to extensive plastic surgery or invasive skin grafting. But with the rising popularity of dermal fillers, people now have a versatile and effective method of managing wrinkles on the face.

So which dermal filler should you choose for your own treatment, given the variety of fillers available on the market? Generally, the severity of the wrinkle will determine which dermal filler is best for your procedure. By talking with your plastic surgeon or aesthetic specialist, they can better understand the results that you want and recommend a specific brand that works.

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Types Of Injectable Fillers For Use Around the Mouth And Chin

Marionette lines, smile lines, and lip lines are some of the most common concerns that patients have with wrinkles around the mouth and chin. These vertical lines and folds aren't the most difficult thing to manage when you have an experienced injector doing your treatment, though the severity of the wrinkles on your skin will be the primary factor that decides what type of filler will be used for your procedure.Here are the most common dermal fillers used on the mouth and chin:

Hyaluronic Acid

Brands: Juvéderm, Restylane, Belotero

Hyaluronic acid fillers are by far one of the most effective ways to treat mild-to-moderate wrinkles around the mouth and chin. These dermal filler injections use hyaluronic acid to add more volume to the skin and give it a youthful appearance. Since this type of facial filler uses a compound that's already naturally found in your skin, it's an excellent way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles without the fear of adverse reactions.

One thing that can make these fillers particularly useful for wrinkles around the mouth and chin is that the brands that make these products have specifically formulated their products to work on the skin in that area. Not all of the skin on your face is the same in structure and tissue: what can work well for other wrinkles like forehead lines may not be that effective for laugh lines or lip lines.

These variations of products mean that a patient using hyaluronic acid to treat the lines around their skin and mouth can have a versatile treatment routine that can be adjusted with little difficulty. Whether it's about the time required before the results appear or adjusting the dosage for other facial wrinkles in the area, HA fillers are excellent anti-wrinkle injections.

Collagen Stimulators

Brands: Sculptra

For deeper lines like nasolabial lines or frown lines, collagen stimulators are an effective long-term answer to addressing the signs of aging. These dermal filler injections last for a long time (an average of 2 to 5 years) and while the results don't show up immediately compared to other products, most patients report successful results with consistent treatment.

Unlike other fillers, collagen stimulators don't inject any filler material into the skin - rather, they stimulate the collagen production of the treated area. Collagen is an essential building block that helps the skin stay healthy and smooth, with the body naturally producing collagen and extracting it from the food that we eat. But as people age, collagen production slows down, which makes them more vulnerable to issues like sagging skin.

By boosting the body's own production of collagen, this facial filler can effectively condition your skin to start repairing itself, which makes it more resilient to the signs of aging. Among dermal filler products, collagen stimulators are one of the more effective and semi-permanent methods of managing deeper wrinkles. This makes it especially effective for use on older patients.

Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA)

Brands: Bellafill

PMMA fillers use a mixture of collagen and synthetic microspheres to give the skin more structure and encourage collagen production and are generally considered a long-term solution compared to other anti-wrinkle injections. They're especially effective for deep lines commonly found in mature skin and are an effective option to treat loss of volume.

Most visible signs of aging can be treated fairly quickly with other dermal fillers, but PMMA fillers are especially effective with lip lines and other severe aesthetic concerns because of how the formula works. By providing a powerful two-pronged approach to restoring lost facial volume, an experienced practitioner can make significant improvements to a patient in as little as two sessions.

Most healthcare providers will caution patients with this injectable treatment since the animal product used may trigger an allergic reaction. While preventive measures can minimize the effects of these allergies if the patient wants to proceed with their treatment, most providers would suggest that they choose an alternative.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Brands: Radiesse

Calcium hydroxylapatite fillers use calcium-based compounds to give the skin more volume and make it more resilient against daily wear and tear. Like PMMA fillers, it also uses microspheres to support the skin from the deeper layers, but it doesn't use any animal components with its formula.

These cosmetic injections are effective as mouth fillers since they work well on providing the outer layer of skin with much-needed support as the collagen is absorbed into your system. While the actual treatment can provide you with visible results, most of your improvements will usually come after the entire regimen is finished - around 3 to 4 injections, depending on the severity of your wrinkles.

Patients looking for this type of injectable filler treatment can also use it for cheek fillers and on the back of the hands, though providers are quick to remind them that these uses are off-label and should not be considered as effective treatments. However, many patients also report favorable results when using calcium hydroxylapatite injections in this manner.

Filler injections are an excellent option to deal with most types of lines and wrinkles on the lower half of the face, but it takes an experienced practitioner to provide you with the results that you want. With a comprehensive consultation about the exact lines and wrinkles you need to be treated, your provider can select the best injectable to use for your situation.

What About Botox?

Botox treatments have also been used to treat lines around the mouth and chin, though they work differently compared to dermal fillers. Unlike the brands discussed earlier, Botox doesn't fill in any areas on the skin - rather, it uses careful applications of botulinum toxin to block nerve signals to muscles.

Wrinkles and lines often form when the muscle around an area moves repeatedly, like in situations where you smile, laugh, or otherwise form strong or consistent facial expressions. While you're young, the additional collagen in your body can help it recover from repeated movements like these, which keeps your skin free of lines and other similar signs of skin laxity.

But as you get older, these processes slow down and stop. Without the additional production of collagen and other components, your facial muscles eventually move so much that your skin "settles" in the lines and folds that it forms with these movements. These are what make wrinkles develop around the mouth and chin.

By freezing the movement of these muscles, Botox treatments effectively keep your skin looking smoother and firmer with consistent applications. They don't make any physical changes to the composition of your skin's layers like dermal fillers. And while this means that it's not a permanent solution to facial lines, the effects of repeated Botox injections also compound over time - so patients who use Botox early tend to need less of it later.

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Get Filler Injections For Nasolabial Folds And Other Signs Of Aging At aNu Aesthetics

woman receiving injection of dermal fillers in her lips

There’s no limit when it comes to choices of  dermal fillers that you can use on the mouth and chin – from hyaluronic acid to collagen boosters, there are plenty of ways that you can fight the signs of aging. With consistent treatment and a skilled injector, a filler procedure can give you great results comparable to plastic surgery at half the cost and effort required. All you need is to find a practice that can accommodate your needs.

aNu Aesthetics is skilled in using fillers for treating deep wrinkles and fine lines, targeting areas like the mouth and chin and getting rid of facial wrinkles. Specializing in  non-invasive treatments to improve facial appearance, aNu Aesthetics uses the latest tools and treatments to fix  our clients’ lines and wrinkle problems, and give them long-term results. You deserve to look and feel young again. Call us today to learn more about our dermal filler treatments.

The Perfect Filler For The Perfect You

What is your perfect cosmetic filler? Whether in your lips, cheeks, or anywhere else, our providers know exactly how to make you look your best. Call us today to learn more.

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