Aging leads to the development of fine line wrinkles Many cosmetic aids have been introduced to treat different kinds of signs of aging, but perioral lines continue to be a challenge, often needing invasive treatments such as cosmetic injectable treatments.
Perioral lines or perioral wrinkles surface around the mouth without a definite pattern. In some people, perioral lines are more pronounced above the upper lip, while in some they are more marked around the edge of the lips, along the lower jaw. Perioral lines can be as deep as exaggerated facial frowning that is seen along the forehead of some people. Perioral lines can be present in the form of multiple, small lines or a few but deep creases.
Being concentrated around the mouth, their visibility is enhanced every time the mouth is moved in the most minimal of manner. The smallest of facial expression, conversation or physical exertion tends to highlight perioral lines. These lines are also called smoker’s lines or vertical lines. This is mainly because of their concentration around the lips that is often more marked among chronic smokers.