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  • Writer's pictureDr. Lily Phillips

Can BOTOX® Help Reduce Lines Around the Mouth?


As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and lines and wrinkles start to appear on our faces. One common area where these lines can be particularly noticeable is around the mouth.


At Ageless Grace in Murrieta, CA, Dr. Lily Phillips helps patients get a more youthful look by addressing lines around the mouth with BOTOX. Patients come from the surrounding areas of Temecula, Menifee, and Lake Elsinore, CA for her rejuvenating services.


Keep reading to discover how BOTOX can help reduce lines around the mouth.

How does BOTOX work to reduce lines around the mouth?

BOTOX is a cosmetic injectable made from a purified form of botulinum toxin. When injected into the muscles, it can temporarily block the nerve signals that cause muscle contractions, leading to a smoother and more youthful appearance. BOTOX is commonly used to treat lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes, but it can also be effective in reducing lines around the mouth.


Lines around the mouth, also known as perioral lines or smoker's lines, are caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, sun damage, and repetitive movements of the mouth muscles. These lines can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal and can make a person appear older or more tired than they actually are.


A qualified practitioner like Dr. Phillips targets the specific muscles that are causing the lines without affecting the surrounding muscles or facial expressions.

The benefits of BOTOX for lines around the mouth

The pros of using BOTOX for anti-aging and, more specifically, to reduce lines around the mouth include:

  • A quick and minimally invasive procedure

  • No downtime or recovery period

  • Natural-looking results when performed by an experienced practitioner

  • Results that last for several months

How can I get the best results from BOTOX around my mouth?

The results of BOTOX injections for lines around the mouth can usually be seen within a few days and can last for several months, depending on the individual and the amount of product used.


Patients should follow all post-treatment instructions provided by Dr. Phillips. This may include avoiding alcohol and strenuous exercise for 24 hours after the procedure. Patients should avoid smoking at any time since this is a significant contributor to developing lines around the mouth.

Is BOTOX better than injectable fillers for lines around the mouth?

Both BOTOX and fillers can be effective in reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the mouth, but they work in different ways and are suited to different types of lines.


BOTOX works by relaxing the muscles around the mouth, which can help to reduce the appearance of lines caused by repetitive muscle movements. This type of line is typically thin and vertical and can be found above the upper lip or in the corners of the mouth. BOTOX injections can be particularly effective in treating these lines, as they target the specific muscles causing these wrinkles.


Fillers, on the other hand, work by adding volume to the skin, which can help to smooth out deeper lines and wrinkles. These lines (also called nasolabial folds or marionette lines) are typically thicker and more pronounced.


In some cases, Dr. Phillips may use a combination of BOTOX and fillers to achieve the best possible results.

Smooth out lines around the mouth with BOTOX in Murietta, CA

To find out if BOTOX is right for your anti-aging goals, especially in the delicate skin around the mouth, it's crucial to see an experienced practitioner like Dr. Lily Phillips.


Patients interested in a consultation on injectables can contact Ageless Grace in Murrieta, CA. We also serve the surrounding areas, including Temecula, Menifee, and Lake Elsinore, CA.

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