How To Erase Smile Lines

Smile lines also known as nasolabial folds, start to creep up on the side of the mouth as we get older. They’re one of the significant features that indicate a person’s ageing appearance and it is these lines that sit even when the face is expressionless. Your expression can appear to be unhappy and tired.

A youthful appearance will only show smile lines when they smile, laugh or brush their teeth; at a young age, many individuals have surplus supplies of hyaluronic acid within their skin laters between the grooves of the nose and mouth, which means smile lines are present, but not yet pronounced.

Smile lines create the impression of drooping cheeks. Using hyaluronic acid gel to smooth out these two creases on either side of the mouth, improves the volume level whilst ironing out the droopiness of the cheeks, tightening the appearance once again.

Minimising the appearance of these laugh lines, can make you look rejuvenated, young, energetic and happy again.

What makes nasolabial folds more prominent?

Nasolabial folds can become more deeper and noticeable when there has been:

  • Increased sun exposure
  • Skin texture changes
  • Decreased collagen level
  • Loss of fat
  • Weight loss
  • An unhealthy diet
  • Smoking

The key to keeping smile lines at bay, is plenty of hydration (drinking lots of water) and good skincare such as sunscreen to protect collagen. These natural methods ensure there is optimum volume and hydration. Choose a good quality moisturiser and serum to apply each morning.

If your smile lines are much more defined, and no moisturiser will work it’s magic on them now, then dermal fillers are a proven way to work from underneath the skin.

How to erase smile lines

Your medical practitioner will be trained to treat nasolabial folds and will know which dermal fillers are suitable for the intensity of your folds.

Here are some popular nasolabial fold (smile line) fillers used by practitioners worldwide.

Restylane Defyne is the number one filler for treating deep smile lines.

Restylane Refyne is the second popular filler for smile lines which are not as deep.

Both of the above fillers are 1 ml each, so if you require a more durable brand that comes in 2ml, then Juvederm is recommended.

Juvederm Ultra 4 is used for deep folds, whereas Juvederm Ultra 3 is popularly indicated for Medium folds.

The hyaluronic acid molecules inside the dermal filler stimulate your body’s natural production, and is a non-invasive way to combat ageing without surgery.

Collagen production is also increased, as well as improved elasticity. Results can last for up to 1 year and greatly depend on lifestyle factors and metabolism.

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