Smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, begin to appear during your 20s and are relatively typical by the time you hit your late 30s or early 40s. Their formation is largely due to genetics, sun exposure, and facial volume loss. Although smile lines, as their name implies, are a result of frequent expressions of glee or joy, their appearance can actually make you look older than your true age.
Fillers containing hyaluronic acid such as Juvederm and Restylane significantly reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds. Generally, fillers work by pushing the folds outward for a smoother, more youthful looking appearance. Sculptra is another filler that not only replaces volume but also stimulates the body to produce new collagen.
Moderate to deep wrinkles around the mouth can also be reduced through laser treatments. Like fillers, multiple treatments may be required to achieve long-lasting results. At our practice, we primarily use ClearLift , a non-ablative laser skin resurfacing technology that is preferable to ablative types because it doesn’t harm the surrounding skin structure.
Would you like to learn more about banishing nasolabial folds once and for all? Call us at 440.639.3223 or fill out our contact form to schedule an initial consultation. We are located in Mentor, Ohio and serves neighboring areas, too!