Something to Smile About- Treatment Options for Smile Lines

Smile lines… those pesky lines that form from the corners of your mouth to the nose, are very treatable. Smile and love it without worrying about the wrinkles. Dr. Matarasso can help you eliminate smile lines without surgery. Call us today for an appointment at 415-362-2238.

What Are Smile Lines?

Smile lines, also called nasolabial folds or laugh lines, are the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. These lines are common (most patients will develop them at some point in their lives), but highly treatable.

Treatment Options for Smile Lines

If you have smile lines, come see Dr. Matarasso. Treatment options are available to help you look and feel younger. Dr. Matarasso typically uses dermal fillers to treat smile lines. These fillers are injected into the treatment area providing instant results that last for months. Many of the fillers we use are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found throughout the body. Hyaluronic acid does not require pretreatment allergy testing.

Let’s take a look at some of the best fillers for smile lines.

  • RestylaneRestylane is a smooth gel hyaluronic acid filler. Dr. Matarasso often uses this filler to treat nasolabial folds (smile lines). It is very versatile and can also be used to enhance the lips and to correct wrinkles and folds around the face. With its unique ability to bind with water, Restylane continues to produce results for many months.
  • Juvederm– Long lasting and very effective, Juvederm can fill in wrinkles (like smile lines), sculpt the face, and plump up thinning lips. This treatment can last 6-9 months with a single treatment (and even longer with a simple follow up treatment a few weeks after the initial injection).
  • Perlane– Featuring a larger particle size, Perlane is the ideal choice for those with very deep smile lines.

Skin lifting, resurfacing, and tightening treatments may further enhance the results of your dermal filler treatment. Ultherapy or Fraxel can boost your skin’s collagen production for tighter skin and wrinkle improvement. While these treatments can improve the appearance of smile lines, they often work best when combined with dermal fillers.

Call us today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Matarasso. No more smile lines… what a great reason to smile!