What is the barcode?

Written by: Dra. Katherine Bedoya Jerí
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The appearance of the lips and contour changes with age and, then, is when they begin to appear the first vertical wrinkles that form around the mouth, the barcode.

The barcode are wrinkles that form around the lips and is produced by the contraction of the orbicularis muscle called the mouth, which it contracts drags the skin, causing these vertical wrinkles around the mouth. The resemblance to the bar code label makes a call back "barcode".

This contraction may be more intense or less depending on the muscular strength of each person. But it is true that people who smoke are more likely to have these wrinkles, because the contract this muscle repeated times during the act of calar a cigarette, have deeper these wrinkles. Also people who gesticulate a lot when speaking or those that lack oil glands (with a thin skin on lips), which are more prone to dehydration and contributing to the appearance of these wrinkles over the years.


Some treatments to combat these wrinkles

The initial treatment of these wrinkles when they are still not very deep is done with injections of hyaluronic acid specific for this area to avoid "duck mouth". This substance is the most widely used today, to solve aesthetic dermatological problems, as we focus directly on the problem and represents a significant saving with very good results.

When wrinkles become more profound because of age and other factors mentioned above, it may be necessary to combine therapies such as laser or facial -insulated wire tensioners to return the firmness of her skin in this area. Therefore, it is vital to have a prior medical examination to assess each individual case, and that treatment should be tailored to obtain satisfactory solutions.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dra. Katherine Bedoya Jerí

By Dra. Katherine Bedoya Jerí
Aesthetic Medicine

The Bedoya doctor is a specialist in Aesthetic Medicine. Expert in facial rejuvenation treatments with botox, facial fillers, bio-stimulants (PRP ), thread lift, dermarrollers, peels, mesotherapy, laser;Corporal with carboxiterapia, Aqualix, etc. She graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1994 from the State University of Medicine Russia, Moscow. Member of several associations and author of numerous publications.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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