Can Smile Lines be Treated?

Do you have smile lines that run down either side of your mouth? If yes, chances are you don’t think they are funny at all. Smile lines generally form as a result of the repetitive movement of the muscles when you smile or laugh, and they look like thin creases. Smile lines can be unattractive, so people that have them are always on the lookout for effective treatment options.

Why you have smile lines

Smile lines also known as nasolabial folds or laugh lines are usually associated with aging, as collagen levels in the skin decline over time, but even teenagers can have them. Since the same muscles are engaged every time you smile, the folds around the mouth become more visible, due to the repeated muscle movement.

Can smile lines be treated?

Smile lines can be effectively treated with Sculptra Aesthetic. Sculptra Aesthetic is a dermal filler that is comprised of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). PLLA is a biodegradable compound that has been used for many years in dissolvable stitches.

How Sculptra treats smile lines

When Sculptra is injected into the skin the PLLA micro-particles are gradually absorbed, and this may stimulate the growth of fresh collagen in the deep dermis. The new collagen helps to restore the inner structure of the skin, and this reduces the appearance of wrinkles and folds, and adds volume.

A series of 3 injections over the course of 3-4 months is normally recommended for optimal results with Sculptra. The plumping effects of Sculptra can last up to 2 years.

Are you ready to treat your smile lines? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Southwest Missouri area, Derma-Tech Medical Spa, Joplin, MO is our featured practice.

You can reach them at, or by calling (417) 206-4884.

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