Laugh lines, also known as smile lines or nasolabial folds, are the deep lines that run between the nose and the corners of the mouth. These lines become deeper as we age, and can lead to a person looking older. They can also contribute to a person’s default expression looking upset. Laugh lines tend to become very deep, so they are best treated with hyaluronic acid gel fillers specifically formulated for laugh line removal, such as Restylane Lyft or Juvederm Voluma. These fillers have a firm texture that allows them to be placed deep in the skin to add volume and reduce the appearance of smile lines. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our expert, board-certified dermatologists have years of experience treating laugh lines and are at the very cutting-edge of new wrinkle reducing products and techniques.
Laugh Line Removal
Restylane Lyft is the newest product aimed at reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds. It is FDA approved for both laugh line reduction and the addition of volume and lift to the mid face. Restylane Lyft takes the place of Perlane, a previous product in the Restylane line that was intended for deeper wrinkles and volume addition. Patients who wish to rejuvenate the mid face to look younger and healthier are good candidates for Restylane Lyft.
Other products that can help with laugh lines include LaViv, an innovative biotechnology that uses the patient’s own fibroblasts to stimulate collagen production and naturally improve the appearance of smile lines. These fibroblasts are extracted from the patient’s blood to form a highly effective solution that can rejuvenate the face. Fat grafting, which uses the patient’s own fat to inject volume and smooth wrinkles in the patient’s lower face, is another technique with great results. The dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology can help you to decide which option is best for getting rid of your laugh lines.
Next, read about Treating Deep Wrinkles.