If I’m 46, what would work best for lines around my mouth?

I am confused about which procedure would work for moderate facial lines. I am a 46 year old caucasian female. I don't have loose, sagging skin or wrinkles. The lines are mostly around my mouth but to the sides not above my lips. I do not smoke. AHA's and retin a cause an unnatural shinny waxy look on my skin so I prefer not to use them. What procedure would work for this issue? Thanks so much.

Since you don’t have sagging (laxity) or wrinkles, these lines to the sides of the mouth are usually from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial fold) or the mouth to the chin (mesolabial or marionette), are best treated with a filller like Juvederm or Restylane.  Both would work well.  On average maintenance for this in your age range would be about twice a year.  Also see my in depth article on Mouth and Lip issues which may also be helpful.    Dr. I

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