I have some dynamic wrinkles above the lip on one side only. I was told by a friend who uses Restylane for upper lip wrinkles that with time, it also helped the dynamic wrinkles. Is this possible? Thank you.

A: Restylane for perioral wrinkles

Restylane is a filler and does not directly address “dynamic” wrinkles, which are wrinkles caused by muscle contraction under the skin. Botox is the choice for such wrinkles. However, there is a role for Restylane for the fine wrinkles around the mouth, sometimes alone, and other times in conjunction with Botox.

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon prior to Botox or injectable fillers around your oral/lip area