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How to Get Rid of Smile Lines

The nasolabial folds, commonly known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines”, become more pronounced as we get older and are a natural sign of ageing. Smile lines are the two skin creases that run from the bottom of the nose curving down to the corners of the mouth. They result from the loss of facial volume and skin elasticity as we age, and become deeper from repetitive smiling and laughing. To some, they may represent a sign of maturity, status and character, or that you lived a happy life! Nonetheless, when they become very deep, they may make you look older, tired or unhappy. This is where our smile line treatment can make a difference to bring back your confidence and refresh your face.

What Are Smile Line Fillers?

Injectable dermal fillers made with hyaluronic acid (HA) are a popular way to restore loss of volume by providing structural supports to lift deep creases across the face. Smile line softening with dermal fillers can help replenish a more youthful volume while stimulating natural hyaluronic acid in the treated areas without the need for invasive plastic surgery, or the downtime and lengthy recovery period that comes with it.

What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?

Besides softening your facial lines, dermal filler stimulates your natural hyaluronic acid production, which acts as an internal moisturiser to hydrate your skin. Newer generation dermal filler can last up to 18 months. It is EU and 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.

How Long Until I See Results?

You should see some effects of the treatment immediately, but the final result may take up to two weeks. We will book a complimentary consultation for two weeks after your treatment to review your progress and discuss any next steps. Every person will have different results depending on lifestyle and other factors, but you can expect to top-up your filler once per year.

We do not recommend smile line softening treatment for pregnant or breastfeeding women or those with allergies specific to this treatment to please check beforehand.

Want to give your face a more youthful appearance to feel more confident? If you are interested in finding out more about our dermal filler treatments for the face and its many benefits, get in touch and book a free consultation at our central London, Harley Street clinic today.

About Your Treatment

Your treatment

  • PROCEDURE TIME 30-45 minutes

  • BACK TO WORK Same day


  • FULL RECOVERY 1-2 days

  • DURATION OF RESULT 9-18 months

  • RESULTS Immediate

Treatment price

Smile line softening
from  £350

More information

Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicine for 2 days (e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac)
Avoid vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba for 2 days
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 1 day
Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reason, please consult your doctor)
Your skin will be cleansed and disinfected
Topical numbing cream will be used to ensure comfort, it takes about 5-10 minutes to work
Local anaesthetic is integrated within all the dermal fillers used, to further minimise any discomfort during and after procedure
Dental blocks can be requested to completely numb the treatment areas
Ice pack or Arnica might will be used to minimise bruising
Procedure takes around 15 minutes on average
Result is pretty immediate with minimum or no down time at all
Not applicable: during pregnancy or breast feeding
In individuals with known hypersensitivity to dermal fillers
In the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites
Concurrent treatment such as laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, chemical peels

Side effects are rare, mild bruising might occur, but this usually fades quickly (you can minimise bruising by avoiding medication aforementioned before the procedure)
Mild swelling may occur and usually subsides within 2 days
Local infection (please adhere to the post-treatment advice to avoid infection, antibiotics might be needed in such cases)
You can carry on with your day pretty much as usual immediately after leaving the clinic
Please avoid putting on anything on your face for at least 4 hours after treatment
Please avoid putting skincare with peeling chemicals for 2 days (e.g. glycolic acid)
Please avoid strenuous exercise for 2 days
Please avoid alcohol for 2 days
Please avoid sun tanning/ sauna/ extreme heat for 2 weeks
The result is seen immediately
Book a complementary check up in 2 weeks time to review your progress, you can discuss other treatments that can complement the new you
You may also book your next appointment to ensure you maintain your new look

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What People Are Saying

A.O – Highbury

The venesection was painless to say the least, thank you for using local anaesthetics; highly recommended

J.H – Romford

‘I blast and cruise for years. When my haematocrit level went up, my GP did not seem to care and I couldn’t possibly wait for weeks to see a specialist. I am so lucky that to have found Harley Street MD through my research and it is the only clinic I have found that accept self-referral for therapeutic venesection due to AAS use.

Y.R – Vauxhall

I was recommended by my gym mate, I can’t thank you enough for sorting out my prolactin issue due to steroid use. You are a godsend.

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