If you already have a barcode marked and general prevention measures are not enough, you will have to resort to some treatment to solve these wrinkles. The ones that we propose below are the most used:
Hyaluronic acid infiltration
A valid option to improve the barcode is the infiltration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid. It is a naturally present substance in the body, helping to hydrate and plump the skin. Over time, the hyaluronic acid in the dermis is lost, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles and loss of volume on the face. Hyaluronic acid is commonly used to correct nasolabial, mentolabial, and perioral (barcode) wrinkles and increase volume on cheekbones, chin, and lips.
It is a very safe, biocompatible, and resorbable substance. The duration of the effect varies from 6 to 12 months. The result of the treatment, which is carried out on an outpatient basis, will be instantly visible, as the injected substance fills in the wrinkles on the spot and provides hydration. It is important to carefully select the type of acid injected in this specific area since it must be of low density because the wrinkles are fine. We must fill them without producing bulges or irregularities.
The peelings are treatments in which the outermost layers of skin removed; they are replaced by new cells so that the skin will have less renewed blemishes and imperfections, fewer wrinkles, and be smoother. Chemical products such as phenol, trichloroacetic acid, or glycolic acid are often used to perform a peel. For fine wrinkles in the barcode, a superficial or medium peel may be sufficient, which can be done on an outpatient basis in the consultation.
The CO2 laser can also be used to reduce moderate or severe perioral wrinkles. The laser performs a Resurfacing, completely renewing the treated skin. The fractionated carbon dioxide laser is a very effective ablative laser, reducing the depth of wrinkles. The skin renewal process after the laser leads to collagen formation, which allows the renewal of the dermis, making the new skin smoother, healthier, and more luminous. The number of sessions to perform to achieve the expected results is variable depending on the depth of the wrinkles.