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Is there ANYTHING apart from fillers that get rid of nose to mouth lines?!

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nearlyovertherainbow Wed 30-Mar-16 10:50:29


I'm getting seriously down about this. I have decent skin overall, but these lines, mainly on my right side, are becoming more and more prominent and when I look in the mirror, I feel I'm really starting to look ugly.

I have tried facial exercises, massages etc, but nothing really helps. Certain serums and moisturisers help with the general texture of my skin, but nothing seems to help with these lines at all!!

I'm 31 and I don't really like the idea of fillers and neither does my dp for that matter.

Any advice? As I said, it's really starting to get me down.


nearlyovertherainbow Wed 30-Mar-16 11:55:51


DonkeyOaty Wed 30-Mar-16 12:04:57

Being a bit overweight helps blush

Branleuse Wed 30-Mar-16 12:10:52

no not really, and even fillers only last a couple of months, and they hurt. I did it once and it really wasnt worth the money

Gaining a bit of weight will smooth them out, but other than that, its got to be acceptance. Dont let ageing get you down. Its a privilege denied to many

Isoundlikeahousewife Wed 30-Mar-16 13:02:48

There's not much apart from fillers.
My friend had nasolabial fillers for deep lines. Hers are familial, she's almost obsessive about sunscreen and skin care in general. They really have improved the lines. She didn't find it very painful, and while I always thought she looked fine, she does look a lot better. Plenty have commented on how well she looks, without knowing or saying anything is 'different'. She had them 15 months ago, still going strong. She may need a top-up later this year.

botemp Wed 30-Mar-16 13:23:02

That it's predominantly on the right side probably has to do with sleeping on that side, is that correct? Some people have achieved success by sleeping face up, admittedly easier to say than to do. Silk or satin pillow cases and/or this pillow work for those whose fine lines are solely due to sleeping posture but if that's not the cause I doubt it'll do much for you. Some people see results with a bit of eye cream on those nasolabial folds since the skin is similarly delicate. I've been dabbing whatever's left on my fingers there for years with no issue and have yet to see a line but I credit that to genetics rather than anything else. Our mothers are usually the best ones to consult about these type of things, if she started aging noticeably at this age too no gadget, miracle pillow, or OTC cosmetic will do much for this.

I've never had fillers but I know there are many types, hyaluronic acid (naturally present in our body) injections is what they'd most likely use to plump up these lines, it seems the least harmful and plasticky of the lot if that's what concerns you. But you'll always have a period where it becomes less as it fades so it really isn't much of a permanent solution. I think people then overdo it to avoid having that interim period and that's when they start looking 'off'. Personally I wouldn't want to commit to the upkeep or cost but you can always give it a try just to see what it's about.

My advice for now would be to take a picture of yourself daily for two months or so (the longer the better). Right now you've signalled it as a problem that's only getting worse every time you come across a mirror, the more and more you obsess about it the larger it becomes when that might not be the case at all. View it objectively and if your feelings are unchanged then choose to do something about it.

wordassociationfootball Thu 31-Mar-16 12:27:34

I am 49 and have been doing Carole Maggio's Facercise routine since the new year and it has worked very well indeed on my naso labial lines. Really pleased. Discipline required but yes, results.

nearlyovertherainbow Thu 31-Mar-16 17:31:55

Oh this disappointing overall sad

Both my parents are quite..... jowly (in a lovely, marks of life sort of way grin ) so maybe I'm fighting a losing battle.

word, slightly encouraging. Is this not more about prevention rather than cure though? I'm definitely at the cure stage confused I've just done some of her exercises from YouTube and it did sting, so maybe there's hope yet...

nearlyovertherainbow Thu 31-Mar-16 17:34:22

Oh and bot, thanks for all that!

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