Cosmetic injections are most frequently used to treat the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss. Though, when a patient is just beginning to explore injectable anti-aging options, they can often become overwhelmed by the numerous procedures available. The smile lines are a common concern among first time filler patients. Here is more about smile line fillers and other anti-aging injections.
#1: Smile Line Fillers
Smile line fillers, sometimes called nasolabial fold filler, addresses the deepening of and formation of lines between the nose and mouth. It is common to see the natural lines in this area get deeper and new lines form due to lip movements. Using dermal fillers, an injector can fill in these areas for a more youthful appearance.
Botox injections are considered the gold standard of anti-aging injectables. They relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles and help prevent them from worsening. Many patients will begin Botox injections as young as their mid-twenties to treat and ward off aging.
#3: Cheek Filler
The cheeks naturally lose volume with age. Thus, using dermal fillers to restore this volume can promote a younger look. It is a great complement to other filler treatments and sometimes can be used instead of smile line filler depending on the patient’s anatomy.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.