Quick Facts

  • Smile Lines also known as peri-oral lines form as we age.
  • Dermal Fillers can improve the appearance of Smile Lines and prevent them from worsening.
  • Lower cheek volume loss (Buccal hollows) can exacerbate Smile Lines.

Smile Lines, also known as peri oral lines, are the lines that form when we smile on either side of our mouth. As we age, the skin loses elasticity. This combines with the repetition of smiling and facial expressions can cause smile lines to permanently deepen resulting in a tired aged appearance.

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What Causes smile lines?

Collagen declines over time and the skin loses elasticity and strength leading to thin wrinkled loose skin. Over time with repeated facial expressions like smiling or laughing the lines become more etched into the skin. There is also shrinking of the supporting soft tissue causing the lines to deepen. Volume loss in the cheek area and lower part of the face may contribute to these lines by reducing support to the skin.

Deepening Smile lines can be exacerbated by other factors including:

  • Excessive sun exposure causing further skin damage and wrinkling
  • Rapid weight loss or frequent fluctuations in weight
  • Smoking
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Dermal Fillers treatment for smile lines

Dermal Fillers can be used to lift and soften smile lines. The aim of Dermal Fillers treatment is to smooth out existing lines and also to create a support structure in the area to prevent these lines from forming in the first place or becoming deeper if already present. In addition, it stimulates new collagen production thereby improving skin quality. Dermal Fillers restores volume in the affected areas (buccal hollows) and smooths out lines. The volume loss in the area (buccal hollows) is treated with a thick filler and the wrinkles and skin aging is treated with a finer thinner filler.

Surrounding areas are also assessed as they often contribute to deepening smile lines. In particular cheek volume loss can worsen smile lines and are often treated at the same time.

The face is a whole unit. Facial harmony and balance are critical to a natural refreshed look. When combined with treatments such as Cheek Augmentation, Tear Trough correction and Anti-Wrinkle Injections, you can achieve a younger, more youthful, rejuvenated, natural appearance, without the need for invasive plastic surgery.

Results are immediate and can last 6-24 months.

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