What are these raised and depressed areas around my mouth? (Photos)
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Bumps around the mouth
Thank you for submitting your question and photos. The shadows that you see around the mouth is skin and underlying fat and muscle that appears around the mouth as people get older. The animation from the mouth, the loss of elasticity and some descent of tissues due to gravity all contribute to what you're seeing. The pictures are helpful but the lighting can be tricky so an in-person evaluation is key to assessing the best treatment. Common treatments usually include fillers to the various areas of the face to restore support and camuoflage the shadows. Surgical procedures can be helpful if other areas need to be addressed. I would recommend a visit your local cosmetic surgeon with expertise in facial cosmetic surgery to get an opinion.