Smile Lines are a type of wrinkle that develop around the sides of the mouth over time. They are often referred to also as “laughter lines”, as they become more prominent when you smile and laugh, due to the skin creasing from this repeated action.
The majority of people have smile lines of some form regardless of age, however due to the natural ageing process, these lines can become deep set over time as they are often one of the first places that you will start to see signs of ageing. This may affect your self-esteem, as the appearance of them can cause you to look older, or more tired. As we age, the skin starts to produce less collagen and elastin, causing it to be less supple in its texture and tone. This can lead to fine lines and wrinkles becoming more prominent. In addition to this, if you have experienced significant weight loss, this may have led to reduced volume in your cheeks which in turn can increase the significance of the smile lines.
If you have this skin concern and are looking for treatment options, then you may be interested in our home skin care options. We offer some amazing medical grade skin care programmes in the clinics, including those from world renowned dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi. He has two different product lines that we offer in the clinics: OBAGI Medical and ZO Skin Health, both of which are incredible at fighting early and significant signs of ageing.
Alternatively, if you are looking for an in-clinic treatment to target your smile lines, then you could opt for our Microneedling treatment or Dermal Fillers in the Naso-Labial Folds with Dr. Youssef Haffar.