Dermal Fillers for Smile Lines

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Smile lines, or sometimes referred to as ‘crow’s feet,’ are small lines of wrinkles which form around the eyes. Over time skin loses its natural elasticity and repeated smiling or frowning can cause small wrinkles to occur. Smile lines are a very common sign of ageing, and their appearance can be affected by certain lifestyle choices such as sun exposure or smoking.

Once you have developed these wrinkles, however, they are permanent. Not everyone finds crow’s feet to be a problem, as some people view them as being an attractive sign of maturity and contentment. Others however may feel that the presence of these distinctive wrinkles do not reflect their energetic internal persona and may wish to project a more youthful appearance.

Treating Smile Lines

Usually smile lines are very fine, making them extremely treatable by procedures such as dermal filling. Collaged can be used to treat this condition, as it works well with the fine skin around the eyes. However its effects are not very long lasting, improving the appearance of wrinkles for between 3 to 4 months, after which a repeat treatment will be required. The alternative is hyaluronic acid, which has stronger effects and can last between 6 months to a year. You might experience a little redness and discomfort for a few days after the procedure has been undertaken. Although the risk of side effects from this sort of non-invasive procedure are very slight, it is still important to discuss all eventualities with your consultant before agreeing to go through any form of treatment.

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