Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
This female patient from Bel Air, Los Angeles came to see Dr. U, feeling concerned that the nasolabial folds by her mouth started appearing deeper. His strategy for how to get rid of laugh lines, in this particular case, was to restore volume to these areas. The loss of natural facial volume due to aging is the main reason these creases develop. Since this patient was experiencing a very mild onset of laugh lines, Dr.U decided to use a hyaluronic acid filler to achieve the subtle looking outcome she was aiming for.
Hyaluronic acid (often abbreviated HA) is a viscous, lubricating substance found in our own bodies. At the molecular level, HA has the capacity to hold large amounts of water, many times its own weight. In other words, it not only fills but hydrates at the same time.
To create sterile, hypoallergenic cosmetic fillers, the hyaluronic acid used to manufacture these injectable products is sourced from bacteria, not animals or humans.
Before Photos of Patient With Laugh Lines at 30
Most individuals in their thirties, like this patient, will start to notice less plumpness in their face, compared to their teens and twenties. This is due to the loss of fat and other tissues.
When seeing herself smiling or laughing, this patient saw that the creases around her mouth appeared sharper than before.
Here are images of her laugh line treatment areas, prior to her filler treatment with Dr. U.
How to Get Rid of Laugh Lines with Hyaluronic Acid Filler
For this patient, Dr. U used Hydrelle, which is similar to another hyaluronic acid filler known as Juvederm
Dr. U injected the nasolabial areas around this patient’s nose and mouth using just the right amount of product. After molding it below the skin, he was able to provide a soft lift to these regions of tissue and restore a more youthful volume to her face.
Fillers for Laugh Lines, Are They Worth It? Before and After Photos of Patient
Although this patient’s laugh lines were only at their beginning stage, her main concern was that they started to take on a deeper and more prominent appearance. Due to her results, she was very happy with her choice to undergo treatment with fillers. The hyaluronic acid produced a seamless, natural look. Also, the early intervention was a step in the direction to prevent the laugh lines from evolving into more severe stages.
Here is side by side comparisons showing the Bel Air patient before and after her laugh line treatment. The hyaluronic acid filler was able to produce a gentler and more flattering facial expression when she smiled.
Video – Getting Rid of Deep Lines Around the Mouth
For those wondering how to get rid of laugh lines when they first start appearing, this video shows the amazing results that can be achieved with hyaluronic acid filler.
If you are experiencing concerns with early to moderate laugh lines, you may send Dr. U photos and details of your condition through our complimentary online consultation form.
FAQ – How to Get Rid of Laugh Lines with Hyaluronic Acid Injections
How long do hyaluronic acid fillers for laugh lines last?
Hyaluronic acid fillers usually last anywhere from six to eighteen months. They tend to be metabolized much faster in treatment areas where there is more movement. Each patient will also experience different durations.
After the first two or three sessions, most people have a clearer idea of how long HA fillers last in their treatment area and would be able to plan out subsequent appointments accordingly.
Can hyaluronic acid injections be used to treat laugh lines at 20?
Yes, hyaluronic acid fillers can certainly address laugh lines in young adults who are in their twenties. They offer an ideal option for patients who are just noticing more laxity in their skin due to having less facial volume. Juvederm is one option. In cases where thicker consistencies are needed Restylane and Perlane may be considered. Although the different brands are all made from hyaluronic acid, they tend to differ in how the molecules are cross-linked together to produce more distinct properties.
Another choice of filler might include the calcium hydroxylapatite injectable known as Radiesse. It is calcium based and can, therefore, offer more firmness.
A specialist like Dr. U would be able to determine which product is right for a particular patient’s needs.
What if I have moderate to severe laugh lines. Will hyaluronic acid fillers help?
For moderate to severe laugh lines, Radiesse might be a better option, compared to hyaluronic acid. It consists of micro-particles made of calcium, which can provide a much greater level of support to lift deeper lines. The particles within the product behave with a great range of versatility, by adapting and conforming to the designated tissue environment.
This property allows them to offer the right level of firmness depending on where the product is injected. By choosing a skilled specialist, like Dr. U, patients can count on achieving very natural looking results with Radiesse.
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