Smile lines are the folds that extend from the corners of your lips up toward the sides of your nose. Typically, they only appear on your face when you smile. However, as your aging body produces less collagen and elastin, two proteins that keep your skin firm, you are likely to notice that these lines become deeper and remain visible even when your face is at rest. While these lines are perfectly natural, you may decide that you would like to make them a less prominent feature. The award-winning team at Enhance® Medical Center can help with cosmetic treatments.
Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment that adds fullness to your skin. With strategic injections, you can volumize areas with lines and wrinkles, including deep nasolabial folds. The hyaluronic acid in the filler makes your skin look plumper, which minimizes or perhaps disappears unwanted lines. At Enhance® Medical Center, we offer a range of dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane, which can be administered in different amounts to achieve your desired look.
Using ultrasound energy, this treatment heats the tissue beneath your skin to stimulate new collagen and elastin production. In the coming weeks, you should notice your skin becomes more elastic, which should diminish the appearance of your smile lines. Ultherapy is currently the only non-invasive procedure that has received FDA approval for skin lifting.
Sylfirm X Microneedling
Sylfirm X is the newest version of traditional microneedling with radiofrequency energy to maximize the effects. The tiny needles make thousands of miniature wounds in the skin. These pricks cause no damage, but they are sufficient to boost the production of collagen and elastin. This smooths and tightens the skin so that lines like smile lines fade from visibility.
This laser treatment gently removes the top layer of your skin so that it reveals the younger, less flawed layer underneath. In addition to addressing hyperpigmentation and acne scars, laser skin resurfacing reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While it may not be the best solution for severe nasolabial folds, moderate cases are treated effectively with this skin refresher.
Although nasolabial folds are generally treated with a non-surgical procedure, if you would like to alter the bottom of your face more dramatically, then you may be a good candidate for facelift. By tightening loose skin and tissue, Dr. Charles S. Lee can reduce jowls, wrinkles and smile lines.
Consult with Our Experts
On the one hand, smile lines are a sign you have experienced plenty of joy in your life. On the other hand, if their prominence does not make you feel happy when you see in them in the mirror, you may want to consider a cosmetic procedure to diminish their appearance. For a consultation with our team at Enhance® Medical Center, please call (310) 271-5954 today.