What are smile lines?
Smile lines and laugh lines, also referred to as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, are a common part of ageing. They appear as we get older, or if you have a particularly expressive face, they may be quite prominent. Smiling and laughing is a great part of life, however, if these lines are starting to bother you, there are things you can do to reduce the appearance of them. For example, you can use dermal fillers to treat smile lines. Continue reading to find out more.
What are nasolabial folds?
Nasolabial folds start at the corner of your nose to the outside of the lips.
What are marionette lines?
Marionette lines are lines that start at the outside of the mouth and go down to the jawline on both sides of the chin.
Why do we get smile lines?
Smile lines are a common result of ageing. There are a number of things that cause smile lines, for example:
- Repeating facial expressions over time, such as smiling and laughing
- reductions in the amount of collagen and elastin being produced in the body due to ageing
- The amount of fat in the face reduces as you age, which can cause sagging
- Genetics can also impact the severity or prominence of smile lines
What fillers are best for reducing the appearance of smile lines?
Smiles lines can be treated using filler, by injected them into the area, and then it will add volume and tighten the skin, so that the appearance of them reduces. There are a range of fillers, which are perfect for treating and reducing the appearance of smile lines. We have listed some of our favourites below.
Teosyal Kiss is designed specifically for the lips. It’s great for reshaping the mouth, adding volume, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth. Results can last for around a year depending on the clients’ skin type, age, metabolism and lifestyle.
Juvéderm Voluma is an injectable dermal filler with hyaluronic acid. It’s great for adding volume to the cheek area to combat sunken cheeks from ageing and weight loss. It’s also great for reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the nose and mouth, e.g., nasolabial folds and marionette lines. The effects of Juvéderm Voluma can last from 12 to 24 months.
Restylane Defyne is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. It’s great for smoothing out smile lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). The results can last from 6 to 12 months, depending on the clients’ skin type, age, metabolism, and lifestyle.
You can also use Restylane Refyne for treating nasolabial folds and marionette lines. It’s ideal for adding volume and elasticity back into the mouth and cheek area.