What are smile lines?
Smile lines are the facial expression lines that run from the edge of your nostrils down to the corners of your mouth otherwise known as the nasolabial folds. When the face is at rest they aren’t nearly as noticeable as when when we smile. These are natural lines that get deeper with age as we lose volume around the mouth and as our cheek pads drop and create a heaviness in these areas. Once they become very noticeable even when we aren’t smiling, this is a good time to have them softened.
(Results vary by individual patient and results cannot be guaranteed)
What can be done?
If the lines are very superficial, a thin filler such as Belotero,® Restylane Fine Lines or Emervel may be injected along the lines to soften their appearance. An effective way of building volume back beneath these lines is with a thicker filler using a microcannula to avoid bruising and damaging or blocking vessels. Often, just rebuilding the cheek pad with filler is an instant lift to the nasolabial area.