Permanently get rid of around the mouth lines?

Does there exist a procedure that can rid me of the parentheses around my mouth forever? It just hardens my face and takes away from otherwise nice features.

Doctor Answers 3


Unfortunately there are no permanent solutions for wrinkles.  All current wrinkle treatment methods have temporary results.  They can however, help slow down the aging process.

Lip Aging -- fillers, lasers, radiofrequency, microneedling/PRP

You need a combination of results for improvement in this area.  I suggest you see an expert, there is no "cure" but you can get enhancement.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Treatments for parentheses lines

Thank you for your question Thaley91. The parentheses lines, or nasolabial folds, are common concerns. They form and deepen as we age. Since we are always aging there is no permanent solution. Treatment options include fillers such as Voluma and Juvederm and skin tightening treatments such as SkinTyte, Ultherapy, or fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
Encino Physician
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