If you have deep lines or smile lines around the eyes and mouth, you probably don’t think that these pesky lines are anything to smile about. Smile lines or nasolabial folds become more pronounced as we age, and make us look tired and older than we are. However, you can treat smile lines and rejuvenate your face with dermal fillers.
How Smile Lines form
Smiling is a repetitive motion that wears down the skin tissue, eventually leading to permanent creases that are called smile lines. The lines deepen as time passes, because as the skin becomes more mature, it gets thinner and drier. It also becomes less elastic, and loses fat.
There are different types of dermal fillers used for the treatment of smile lines. The non-permanent varieties are more common, because their effects are reversible. When the filler is injected beneath the surface of the skin, it works from the inside to increase volume, so that the smile lines appear smoother.
Radiesse for Smile Lines
Radiesse is one of the dermal fillers used to treat smile lines. It is injected directly into the lines, and works to add volume and lift the skin. Radiesse also encourages the production of collagen, and over time the skin becomes tighter and firmer.
What to expect
Patients will notice an immediate softening of the lines after treatment. However as the dermal filler settles in the skin, the improvement will be even more noticeable. Depending on the type of dermal filler used, the effects can last from 6 to 12 months.
If you are interested in learning how to treat smile lines, contact Dr. Kyle Song of Song Plastic Surgery, Irvine, CA. Please call (949) 701-4454 today, and find out what type of smile line treatment would be right for you.