The nasolabial folds, commonly known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines”, become more pronounced as we get older. They are the two skin creases that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth, and are the result of loss of facial volume and skin elasticity as we age. To some they may represent a sign of maturity, status and character, nonetheless when they become very deep, they may make you look older, tired or unhappy. This is where smile line softening can make a difference.
Dermal fillers can restore loss of volume by providing structural supports to lift up deep creases. Smile line softening with dermal fillers can help replenish a more youthful volume, while stimulating natural hyaluronic acid (HA) in the treated areas without the need of invasive plastic surgery and the downtime and lengthy recovery period that comes with it.
Besides softening your facial lines, dermal filler stimulates your natural hyaluronic acid production which acts as an internal moisturiser to hydrate your skin, and newer generation dermal filler can last up to 18 months. It is FDA approved and CE-marked. The effects of HA based fillers are reversible through being dissolved by Hyaluronidase if necessary, providing you with a safety net and that extra peace of mind .
The result of the treatment should be seen immediately and you can also book a complimentary consultation in 2 weeks time to review your progress and discuss any next steps. Treatment should take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete.
We do not recommend smile line softening treatment for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or those with allergies specific to this treatment to please check beforehand.
Call and Book with us today for a free, no-obligation consultation at our central London, Harley Street M.D. clinic.
PROCEDURE TIME 30-45 minutes
BACK TO WORK Same day
FULL RECOVERY 1-2 days
DURATION OF RESULT 9-18 months