Wrinkles and lines may be an inevitable effect of aging, but you can delay their arrival and reduce their appearance. Smile lines, especially — those wrinkles that develop around the sides of your mouth and, sometimes, around your eyes — are particularly common. They show up when you grin, smile, and laugh.
Life’s too fun to keep a poker face all the time. The Juvéderm®️ line of dermal fillers softens moderate to severe smile lines and wrinkles for a younger, rejuvenated you. You still keep your natural expression and features but look a little smoother.
While smile lines are most evident when you say “cheese,” they’re really just a natural result of aging. As you get older, your body slows down its production of skin structural compounds such as collagen and hyaluronic acid.
This leads to a loss of elasticity, so lines and wrinkles become more evident. Dehydrated skin, unlucky genes, smoking, and too much time in the sun in your youth are other reasons your skin starts to exhibit lines and wrinkles.
Smile lines that form around your mouth and nose, as well as around your eyes, can be filled in with the help of Juvéderm Vollure XC, Juvéderm Ultra XC, or Juvéderm XC. These should be your top choice if you want to get rid of smile lines without enduring the invasiveness, long recovery, and expense of plastic surgery.
Juvéderm fillers are made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance already in your skin. Hyaluronic acid delivers nutrients, adds volume, and promotes hydration and moisture — all features present in youthful, glowing skin.
By expertly injecting Juvéderm into the right treatment spots, we add subtle volume around your nose and mouth and smooth the lines around them.
You notice results of Juvéderm treatments immediately. Those smile lines soften, and you look like a younger version of yourself right away. Results are discrete enough, however, that you don’t look as though you’ve gone out and had “work” done. People notice a brighter, rejuvenated you but can’t pinpoint the exact change.
Results of Juvéderm last for a year to 18 months or longer, depending on the formula used and the exact treatment areas. You can get retreated as many times as you want once your original dose wears off to maintain your smoothed-out look.
And, best yet, if you decide you don’t like the results, you can have the treatment tweaked or reversed.
While Juvéderm applications do involve multiple tiny injections, treatment sessions are quick — just 15-30 minutes. And all Juvéderm products labeled “XC” contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, included to minimize discomfort. You may feel a few pinches during treatment, but most people tolerate the sessions well and find the results of reduced smile lines well worth the momentary needle sting.
If you have smile lines — or other wrinkles and creases and hollowed contours that make you feel self-conscious and make you look older than you feel — call Renew Aesthetic Medicine and Wellness or request an appointment online. We’re ready to help residents of Southborough, Massachusetts, look and feel their best!