Smile lines are formed when you smile. And these lines of expression formed on the facial skin are seen on the sides of the lips, the sides of the eyes and on cheeks. Some lines are also seen on the forehead. Initially they appear only when you smile. Later, as time passes, these become more visible, and appear as creases on the skin. With sun damage, exposure to pollution, taking stress etc, and due to premature aging, these lines becomes more prominent and appears as wrinkles on the skin. But you can again improve your looks and look younger again when these smile lines are filled up by several types of cosmetic treatments.
The best treatments for smile lines is divided mainly into surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Non-Surgical treatments for smile lines
- Botulinum toxins
These toxins come in various forms, and are famous under many brand names like Botox, Dysport etc. The doctor would inject this under the skin, so that the muscles on the periphery of the area of wrinkles gets paralyzed a little and stays relaxed. This will give the skin a composed look, improve the appearance of the lines and make you look younger. Often the Botox treatment is combined with another form of treatment which is called skin resurfacing.
- Hyaluronic Acid
Another injection is given on the smile lines of the cheeks. On contrary to the action of the Botox injection on the crow’s feet which paralyzes the muscles, the Hyaluronic acid injections act as the filler. The chicks get dimpled and volume is reduced with age and appearance of wrinkles, which gets filled and looks much fuller after the treatment. The skin looks plump after the injections, thus make you look younger.
Surgical treatments for smile lines
The smile lines treatment, when done through cosmetic surgery, can be planned in a number of ways. If your doctor thinks that you may not be the suitable candidate for the non-surgical treatments, or if you need a one tome permanent solution than taking injections, which may last for 3-6 months, then you can go for a face lift.
Face lifts can be of many types. It can be a partial one, like neck, brow and eyelid lifting. Or it may be a full facelift. Surgical treatments would last for years, and your appearance would improve a lot after the surgery.
Sometimes both surgery and non surgical products are combined to give your face the desired younger look. This depends on how the doctor plans for you. That is why it’s important that you choose the right clinic for these procedures.
How to care for your skin
No one can get rid of the signs of aging, and these lines and wrinkles will come to your face one day. But what you can do is take care of the skin even before the first signs of aging shows. This involves drinking lots of water, doing exercises, getting plenty of sleep, and avoiding stress. Besides, you should always apply a good sunscreen cream whenever you are out in the sun. Washing your face every day with a mild cleanser and moisturizing are other light massage therapies and protection which improves blood circulation and keeps skin in good health.