Lines and wrinkles around the mouth are an unfortunate part of the aging process. As we get older, our skin can lose its elasticity, or its ability to bounce back, causing the skin around the mouth to wrinkle and sag. There was a time where wrinkles were just accepted as a part of life. But that was before developments in science and cosmetic surgery allowed us to hold back the aging process. This is often done by using products like Botox. These products freeze the muscles and skin around the mouth in order to smooth wrinkles. However, using Botox over long periods of time can have some nasty side effects, including muscle weakness, droopy eyelids and facial pain. Because wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, there is no way to completely remove them. However, there are ways that you can treat wrinkles around your mouth without the use of Botox.
credit: BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images