January 31st, 2016

Plump Me Up

Does any product erase the lines around the mouth? I’m looking for a miracle in a bottle.

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  • No, no product will do much. You can gain weight, or get a bit of filler.

    KathyJanuary 31st, 2016  4:37 PM

  • SkinMedica TNS Line Refine – it works and the only product line my dermatologist swears by – so much research behind the products. You can buy through many term offices or online. I buy mine from skincarerx.com.

    gpcJanuary 31st, 2016  4:42 PM

  • There is no scientific proof that anti-aging products work, unfortunately. Most of the research comes from the companies themselves and is not independently verified. That’s why I avoid them. Filler might be the best way to go.

    WJJanuary 31st, 2016  5:50 PM

  • I once read that drinking with a straw exacerbates the problem! I use a few of the Sunday Riley products and have been very happy with them. The Juno facial oil has been excellent for me! I live in LA where the low humidity requires an extra effort to properly hydrate the skin.

    JDJanuary 31st, 2016  6:03 PM

  • A quick temporary fix that is to apply a plumping, light-reflecting (though not tinted) eye cream on that area. Also on your lips in place of lipbalm, as long as they don’t get chapped easily. There is another Ren product from the line you’re featuring here, called Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift. That’s the sort of product I mean.

    AnnJanuary 31st, 2016  6:09 PM

  • I don’t have them but my doctor was mentioning that lasers are the only way to get rid of them. I love Clear + Brilliant Permea but you may need regular Fraxel or even Thermage.

    Habitually ChicJanuary 31st, 2016  6:15 PM

  • A very good quality rose hip seed oil works wonders. Neal’s Yard in London makes a superb one if you are traveling there. I don’t know if their US e-shop has it.

    JezJanuary 31st, 2016  9:35 PM

  • Topical creams,lotions, oils will hydrate and soften the skins. This will make lines appear softer. Only way to get rid of them is to fill them. Either filler (juviderm, etc) or weight gain. Sorry, no easy fix here

    JulieJanuary 31st, 2016  10:18 PM

  • If you’ve been using sunscreen on your mouth, keep doing it. If you haven’t, start now. Don’t smoke. Filler works, but you can always tell if you’ve used it. I’m friends with someone who reps Thermage to dermatologists – it doesn’t work. You could try smiling all the time!

    ToriJanuary 31st, 2016  11:26 PM

  • Retin-a

    AnnaFebruary 1st, 2016  7:05 AM

  • Have been hearing a lot lately about Ultherapy, where a hand-held piece of equipment goes down to deep layers under the skin to start new production of collegen. Results take up to 6 months to show fully, but it’s non surgical and long lasting.

    BrendaFebruary 1st, 2016  9:14 AM

  • Omega 3 fish oil supplements are great for your skin. I have been taking one daily for over twenty years to support cognitive health but lately I have been reading that it’s also very good for your skin and hair. A good brand is MorEPA from Minami Nutrition a Belgium company I purchase it from Whole Foods. Another reader suggested rose oil which is also great for your skin. Sephora sells a rose repair oil from Nude cosmetics that is very good.

    Sue TothFebruary 1st, 2016  9:30 AM

  • Just smile….

    KathleenFebruary 1st, 2016  10:08 AM

  • 1-2u of Botox just above the upper lip on either side will make them disappear much like the effect on the “11’s”.

    LeeFebruary 1st, 2016  10:09 AM

  • As the wife of a plastic surgeon who has been “experimented” on with many different products, machines, etc., this is what has worked for me:
    Sciton Laser treatments–pretty much burns your skin off and generates new growth–downtime of a week of more;
    Teoxane RHA Serum (distributed by Alphaeon Beauty) is a good “plumper’.
    Bolatero –has been the “least noticeable” and most effective of the fillers that I have had put in the area above the upper lip .
    Infini Micro Needling is a new concept that seems to have some success for a non-invasive procedure.
    I tried Ulthera with minimal results in relation to the high cost of the treatment.
    Of course aging gracefully is a good concept, but having a bit of help makes it an even better one!

    BarbaraFebruary 1st, 2016  10:14 AM

  • I misspelled Belotero–apologies!

    BarbaraFebruary 1st, 2016  10:15 AM

  • Belotero and micro needling.

    SusanFebruary 1st, 2016  10:37 AM

  • Just reading this at these who does my Botox and He does microbitix on lip lines. Greats it works for 6 weeks and his patients like it and only other real solution is true laser with the downtime it has.

    BetsyFebruary 1st, 2016  12:31 PM

  • Rewrite of typos in last comment: Dr who does Botox for me does it and says it lasts 6 weeks on lip area because a tiny amount is used and only other solution is true lasar with the downtime lasar has..

    BetsyFebruary 1st, 2016  12:34 PM

  • Drinking two liters of (warm) water a day before noon – that really makes a visible difference. I set up a two liter pitcher with a glass on my desk and empty it while I go through my morning emails. Also, eliminating dairy immediately refines skin texture to porcelain. People will comment regularly! These are better than a bottle remedy but there’s nothing like a good facial oil for sealing in all your hard work! EFA supplements don’t hurt either!

    June2February 1st, 2016  2:22 PM

  • a doctor friend told me that there’s some research that shows that just the needle alone from Botox can help stimulate collagen growth, so i bought a derma roller for $30 on amazon. i was nervous to try it but it actually feels kind of good – and i have a very low pain threshold! it also supposedly helps the efficacy of topical products by making your skin more susceptible. i figure there’s little to lose….


    catherineFebruary 1st, 2016  6:31 PM

  • I’ve tried many high end creams, but I find the best result came from hyaluronic acid supplements. It felt like the plumpness came back to my face!
    I also really like the face oil from Vintner’s daughter.

    LisaFebruary 1st, 2016  7:32 PM

  • One more for retin-A,it works (anything retinol based)
    No any results within one month, though,but worth the wait.
    Of course injections work too, but if you don’t want them..
    Drinking more water doesn’t have any sense,really,imo

    MargaretFebruary 2nd, 2016  9:55 AM


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