Who doesn’t love to smile and laugh? However, thanks to aging-related loss of volume and diminished collagen and elastin production, smiling and laughing can cause static wrinkles and creases on your face.
The lines that form around the mouth when you laugh are a typical example of static wrinkles. They’re known as laugh lines, smile lines, or nasolabial folds and are a common aesthetic concern for men and women of all ages and backgrounds.
If you’re looking for a safe way to smooth them without going under the knife, dermal fillers can be a great option. Read on to know why!
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers, also known as soft-tissue fillers, are gel-like substances that are injected into the skin to add or restore volume lost due to aging (and in some cases, to promote collagen production). As a result, your skin appears smoother, plump, and more youthful-looking.
Dermal fillers are most commonly used to:
- Smooth out the deep static wrinkles, such as laugh lines or nasolabial folds
- Fill in sunken cheeks and under eye hollows
- Make your lips look fuller
- Improve the appearance of acne scars or other traumatic scars
- Enhance facial contours such as the jawline, chin and even the nose (known as a liquid rhinoplasty)
How Can Dermal Fillers Help With Laugh Lines?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are composed of a substance that our body naturally makes and breaks down. HA fillers are most often used to reduce the appearance of laugh lines. These fillers can be injected into the deep lines around the mouth to fill them up and help smooth them out or the cheeks so it “lifts” the soft tissue that is making the lines more noticeable.
In the right hands, HA fillers can give your skin a smoother and more youthful appearance that doesn’t look overdone.
Dermal Fillers as a Nonsurgical Alternative
For those who are looking for a non-invasive treatment to reduce facial wrinkles (such as laugh lines) – fillers are a safe and effective choice. Here’s what sets them apart from surgical options:
Dermal filler injections are done in the office and the procedure is virtually painless. We use a topical numbing cream and most current HA fillers have lidocaine mixed in. Thus, they don’t come with the risks and side effects that can accompany general anesthesia and major surgery..
Dermal fillers can help restore youthful and beautiful-looking skin without the comparatively higher costs of more invasive procedures.
However, take note that the total price may vary depending upon the type of filler and how many injections you might need.
Quick and No Downtime
The treatment itself only takes minutes and you can go back to your daily routine right after.
More invasive procedures, on the other hand, are often performed under general anesthesia and require a much longer recovery period.
Safe And Effective
Dermal fillers are FDA-approved, so they’re perfectly safe.
However, it is normal to experience mild swelling or bruising, which should subside within a few days. Most patients notice a significant improvement right after the procedure, and the results can last from 3 to 12 months, depending on the type of filler used and how fast your body metabolizes it.
Facial wrinkles and creases such as laugh lines can make you look a lot older than you are. Luckily, we have different types of fillers now that can help soften them and give you a rejuvenated look – without having to go under the knife.
The Couture Surgeon’s Dr. Ferrauiola has both an extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and vast experience that enables her to create a customized and safe treatment plan best suited to address each person’s unique goals and concerns.
So, why wait? Give us a call now and schedule your appointment!