Smile lines become more noticeable with age. The true culprit behind these parentheses lines is not a life filled with smiles but rather age-related fat loss and diminishing skin elasticity, making the creases look more prominent.
Dermal fillers are a safe and minimally invasive way to soften laugh lines and restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance. If you are considering filler for smile lines, several products deliver excellent results for both deep and superficial wrinkles.
Treating Nasolabial Folds with Filler
Our board-certified dermatologists develop custom treatment plans geared toward natural results that don’t look overdone. Fillers are gel-like compounds that attract moisture and plump up creases while stimulating collagen production.
Each has a different consistency, particle size, and longevity, allowing us to select the right product for your particular concerns and goals. The majority of cosmetic fillers for nasolabial folds contain hyaluronic acid, a skin-plumping molecule in our body that gradually declines with age.
Dallas Dermatology may recommend one or a combination of the following fillers for static smile lines around the mouth:
- Juvéderm, Juvéderm Voluma, Juvéderm Ultra XC, Juvéderm Volbella XC
- Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne
- Sculptra Aesthetic
Many of our patients benefit from cheek filler for smile lines, as this produces a lifting effect that enhances the overall result. Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft are two of the most commonly used and have a long-standing record of both safety and efficacy.
Would you like to see real patient results achieved here in our Dallas practice? If you are curious, ask to see our fillers for smile lines before and after pictures.
Whether you have Sculptra, Restylane, or Juvéderm for laugh lines, the treatment offers numerous benefits:
- Lunch hour treatment with zero downtime
- Increased volume and smoothness in the treated area
- Skin looks more youthful and well-hydrated
- Minimal risk of adverse side effects
- Nasolabial folds are instantly less noticeable
- Results are long-lasting, usually 6-12 months or longer
Filler for smile lines around the mouth poses a nominal risk of serious complications or side effects. The most common side effects include swelling, bruising at injection sites, tenderness, and redness. These symptoms typically resolve within 3-8 days after the treatment.
Our dermatologists are skilled injectors and strive to make the procedure as quick and comfortable as possible. Filler placed in the laugh lines takes roughly 30-40 minutes. First, the skin is cleansed with an alcohol antiseptic. Depending on the filler, it is then numbed with a topical cream. In most cases, the filler is injected with a needle or a tiny rounded cannula.
Depending on the type of nasolabial filler used and your metabolism, the results can last anywhere from 6-18 months before a touch-up treatment is needed.
What to Do After Nasolabial Folds Filler
Most patients are back to work right away since dermal fillers are a minimally invasive procedure. For best results, avoid:
- Strenuous exercise the day of treatment
- NSAIDs or any blood thinners for 2 weeks prior to the procedure
- Harsh facial products for the first 24 hours
- Facial massage for at least three days
Nasolabial Fold Filler in Dallas
Feeling insecure about your laugh lines? Dallas Dermatology Partners is ready to help you look and feel your best with injectable fillers for smile lines. Our practice is centrally located for residents in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Addison, Richardson, Frisco, and other nearby areas. Make your dermal filler appointment today.