How to Stop Wrinkles on the Upper Lip

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How to Stop Wrinkles on the Upper Lip
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Upper lip wrinkles are some of the most apparent and disfiguring wrinkles on the face. They are a profound sign of ageing and mistreatment of skin. There are ways to prevent and treat these wrinkles--although some wrinkling is inevitable as we age, particularly among elderly people.

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  • Retin-A

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    Don't smoke--and if you do, stop. It's the foremost cause of wrinkles on the upper lip. The constant pursing of the lips and free radicals released by the cigarette smoke lead to upper lip wrinkles.

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    Stay out of the sun, or use a strong sunblock. Sun damage contributes to wrinkles on the upper lip and to wrinkles on the rest of your face.

  3. 3

    Drink in moderation. Alcohol contributes to wrinkles on the face and upper lip by dehydrating the skin and by reducing its elasticity.

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    For treatment of existing wrinkles on the lips, get a prescription for Retin-A from your dermatologist. Apply Retin-A nightly to your upper lip and to the rest of your face. After about six months, you should see a reduction and smoothing of fine lines around your upper lip and on the rest of your face.

  5. 5

    Get a chemical peel on the upper lip. Go to a qualified aesthetician for an alpha hydroxy peel. This removes the top layer of skin and after healing, you'll see smoother skin underneath.

  6. 6

    Go to your dermatologist for laser skin resurfacing on your upper lip. This removes upper lip wrinkles.

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