As we grow older, our skin naturally begins to show signs of aging, and one of the most common areas where this occurs is around the mouth, where smile lines develop. These lines, also known as nasolabial folds, can add years to our appearance and may even make us feel self-conscious about our smiles.
There’s a quick and effective solution to help restore a youthful, radiant appearance and that’s with the help of injectable treatments. Injectables, such as dermal fillers, can work wonders in smoothing out smile lines and wrinkles and rejuvenating the skin, giving you the confidence to show off your dazzling smile once again.
Keep reading to learn more about injectable fillers.
What Are Injectables?
Dermal fillers are injectable gel-like substances used to address various signs of aging, restore volume, and enhance facial contours. They are commonly made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain skin hydration and elasticity. Other types of dermal fillers may contain calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, or polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).
When injected into the skin, dermal fillers provide instant volume and lift, filling in wrinkles, fine lines, and hollow areas, resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.
They are frequently used to treat common concerns such as nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, lip augmentation, cheek enhancement, and under-eye hollows.
4 Ways to Get Rid of Smile Lines With Injectables
Here are four ways injectables can help you achieve a more youthful and refreshed look, especially around the mouth:
1. Restoring Volume. A dermal filler treatment, particularly with fillers made of hyaluronic acid injected directly into the nasolabial folds (injection site), can help restore lost volume and plump up the skin.
This instantly smoothes out the lines and rejuvenates the treated area, providing a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
2. Stimulating Collagen Production. Some injectables, like those containing poly-L-lactic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite, work by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production.
As collagen is a key protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin, increased collagen levels help improve skin texture, and firmness, and reduce the appearance of smile lines over time.
3. Relaxing Facial Muscles. FDA-approved neuromodulators, such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin, can also be used to minimize the appearance of smile lines.
These injections work by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles responsible for the formation of facial wrinkles and lines. When used in combination with dermal fillers, they can provide a more comprehensive and long-lasting solution for treating smile lines.
4. Enhancing Overall Facial Balance. Injectables can be used not only to target smile lines directly but also to improve the overall balance and harmony of facial features.
For example, adding volume to the cheeks or lips with dermal fillers can lift and support the skin around the mouth, helping to reduce the prominence of smile lines.
Our qualified providers here at Luminare Aesthetics & Wellness in Blue Springs and Kansas City, MO can help you go back to smiling and laughing freely, as we offer injectables that can help you regain the fresh and vibrant look you deserve.
Get in touch with us today and schedule your appointment!