If you have smile lines, then you know that they are nothing to smile about because they make you look old and unhappy. Smiling is a pleasurable action, so it’s unfortunate that lines are an unwanted side-effect. But just how can you reduce the appearance of smile lines.
What are smile lines?
Smile lines, also known as laugh lines or nasolabial folds, are the lines or creases that start at the side of the nose and extend down to the corner of the mouth. They are static lines that can be seen even when the face is at rest.
Why you get smile lines?
Smile lines are the result of the repeated movement of the facial muscle when you smile. Smile lines generally occur with age, because as time passes, the skin loses its youthful firmness and elasticity, due to the decline in collagen and elastin. Smoking, excess exposure to the sun’s UV rays, and stress, can also contribute to the formation of smile lines.
How Can I Reduce The Appearance Of Smile Lines?
Soft tissue fillers, particularly Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus, which are derived from hyaluronic acid (HA), are two of the most effective treatment options for reducing the appearance of smile lines (learn more).
When Juvederm is injected into the soft tissue the HA attracts water molecules, and this creates an immediate plumping effect, making smile lines less visible.
Treatment with Juvederm Ultra/Ultra Plus takes 15-25 minutes, and there is no downtime. The results last approximately 6-9 months.
Are you ready to smooth away those smile lines with Juvederm? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Reno, NV area, Renew MD is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.renewmdreno.com, or by calling 775-502-0514.