Vertical wrinkles on the lips and around the mouth, like most facial wrinkles, are part of the aging process of the skin. They develop when, with increasing age, the proteins collagen and elastin are no longer produced in the skin to the same extent as in youth. However, your personal lifestyle has a significant influence on how quickly and how intensively the process of wrinkle formation takes place.
Smoking is especially harmful for beautiful, full lips. It is not for nothing that we also speak of smoker’s wrinkles. Other factors that can lead to early and pronounced lip wrinkles are frequent lack of sleep, excessive alcohol consumption, lack of exercise and a poor diet. In the case of radially aligned wrinkles, in addition to skin aging processes and lifestyle aspects, there is another issue. The radial wrinkles belong more to the dynamic facial wrinkles such as forehead or nose wrinkles, because they dig deeper into the skin year after year as a result of the mimic muscles – especially due to the activity of the orbicularis oculi muscle (mouth ring muscle).