How Can I Get Rid Of Laugh & Smile Lines?
They say that laughter is the best medicine. That may be true, but it comes at a cost. Years of laughter, smiling, and talking can gradually cause creases to appear around your mouth. These lines and creases run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth and result from the loss of facial volume and skin elasticity that accompanies the aging process.
There’s nothing medically wrong or unhealthy about laugh and smile lines—but if you’d like to find ways to prevent them from forming or reduce their appearance, keep reading!
THE TRUTH BEHIND LAUGH LINES
Two kinds of laugh lines exist — nasolabial lines and perioral lines. Nasolabial lines, the folds that run from the nose to each corner of your mouth, are formed from years of giggling, smiling, and even talking. Perioral lines, the fine grooves that appear along the upper lip, are caused by pursing your lips, speaking, facial expressions, smoking and sun damage. In all cases, your skin ceases to accommodate your mouth’s movement, and eventually, the lines become permanent.
Who’s most susceptible to getting laugh lines? As you age, you’ll find wrinkles appearing in different areas of your face, such as the forehead, below the eyes, between eyebrows, and wrinkles around the mouth. Though everyone eventually develops these, women are more prone to developing wrinkles around the mouth because the structure of their skin in that region is different from men. Like most other wrinkles, smile lines are caused by aging, genetics, sun exposure, and smoking (if you smoke). Other secondary factors that can lead to laugh lines include loss of collagen and elastin (the building blocks of the skin), as well as weight fluctuations.
HOW TO TREAT SMILE & LAUGH LINES EFFECTIVELY
Let’s face it—you’re not going to stop laughing or smiling (and why would you want to?). But the good news is, there are several aesthetic dermatological treatments that can easily reduce the appearance of these pesky lines.
CLEAR + BRILLIANT NON-ABLATIVE LASER RESURFACING
In combination with injectables, laser resurfacing diminishes both nasolabial lines and perioral lines for long-lasting results. Laser resurfacing requires little recovery time and carries the additional benefits of improving skin tone, texture, other fine lines, and reducing the appearance of pore size.
Clear + Brilliant transforms the skin from the inside out. Its non-invasive laser technology gently resurfaces the top layer of the dermis by creating millions of microscopic treatment zones in the skin. This not only stimulates collagen production, but also encourages the surrounding skin to replace itself with healthier tissue. Clear + Brilliant technology also uses the patented intelligent Optimal Tracking System to ensure proper contact with the skin, guaranteeing uniform application to all treated areas.
Clear + Brilliant produces the results you want from a laser resurfacing technology. It has been clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially laugh lines. Even after just one treatment, patients notice a significant improvement in the appearance of their skin; and within the week post-treatment, they report even more dramatic results, including smoother skin texture and a more even skin tone.
Dermal fillers are excellent at temporarily diminishing laugh lines. This filler pushes up and supports the folds that create deep lines around the mouth. It’s comprised of a smooth Hyaluronic Acid gel that, when injected into the skin, smooths wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in the human body, and its primary function is to bind and absorb water, creating volume in the face. During the natural aging process, Hyaluronic Acid found in the body decreases. The result? Laugh lines and folds. Juvéderm corrects this by restoring Hyaluronic Acid in the skin, helping to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and folds around the mouth.
Dermal fillers produce immediate results, and these results continue to improve for one to two weeks as they soften and draw moisture into the area. And you can expect these results to last up to 12 months.
Thermage tightens loose, sagging skin around the laugh lines (and all over the face and body!) by using radiofrequency technology to heat the deeper, collagen-rich layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and gradually reform. All this leads to smoother, tighter skin after just one treatment, with results that continue to improve! And because the outer layers of the skin are unaffected, there’s almost zero downtime.
We’ve committed over a decade to helping people of all skin types discover their best skin ever, with over 3 million treatments performed and new locations opening every month! We use state-of-the-art technology for maximum results, our clinics are supervised by board-certified, industry-leading dermatologists, and our treatments are implemented by registered nurses, nurse practitioners or physician associates who undergo one of the most comprehensive training programs in the business. Our mission is to make our clients feel beautiful by providing the best and most effective aesthetic treatments in the nation in a friendly, relaxed environment.
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