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Smile Line Fillers

24 July 2020 by Omniya Clinic

Injectable fillers for soft tissue augmentation procedures such as smile lines have become increasingly popular in aesthetics. In particular since the introduction of hyaluronic acid-based fillers, a naturally occurring component of the skin that form the base of our smile line fillers at Omniya Clinic, London. This article will provide all the information that you need to know about our procedure to correct smile lines and rejuvenate your appearance.

What Are Smile Lines?

Smile lines are also endearingly called laugh lines or laughter lines. They are wrinkles that appear around the edges of the mouth, they may also appear near the eyes and as the name implies, they may become more prominent when you smile. The good news is that there is a very simple and quick procedure that can be performed to correct the appearance of smile lines. At Omniya Clinic, our practitioners are experts in the best smile line fillers in London.

What Is The Cause Of Smile Lines?

As we age, our faces begin to reveal the effects of repeated facial movements and expressions, gravity and exposure to the sun. The scientific name for smile lines that occur from the side of the mouth to the nose are nasolabial folds and they result from repeated facial movements and expressions; unfortunately this may be more prominent if you are a very happy and smiley person. Over time the effect of laughing and smiling will reduce the thickness of the skin and result in lines that remain once smiling has ceased.

Nasolabial lines may start to appear at about 25 years of age and will continue to appear during the ageing process. The ageing process can lead to a reduction in skin collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin, collectively these scaffolding elements of the skin provide a natural support system, keeping the skin looking youthful, smooth and taught. When these components are lost, the skin will start to sag and lines, wrinkles or deep folds may appear. The ageing process concurrently sees the relocation of facial fat pads and overall facial volume loss. These characteristics underpin an ageing face.

The good news is, Omniya Clinic can provide high-quality smile line fillers in London. These fillers will immediately restore the skin and reduce or remove the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Smile Line Fillers In London

Whilst smile lines may be inevitable as we age, pleasingly, there is a solution. The smile line fillers at Omniya Clinic, London contain a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid. It is an essential component of the extracellular matrix in the skin and when injected into the dermis, the hyaluronic acid-based filler adds volume and plumpness to produce a more youthful appearance with smoother and more rounded contours.

The clinicians at Omniya Clinic, London, are expertly trained in the provision of smile line fillers. The filler is applied by injection along the creases and lines of the face to fill them in, by filling the lines with smile line filler, the creases and lines will be removed, or their appearance improved. You can be assured that overall you will appear more rejuvenated and have a smoother complexion.

What Does Smile Line Filler Treatment Involve

Prior to performing the smile filler procedure, you will have a pre-treatment consultation with an expert clinician at Omniya Clinic. The consultation will ensure that the procedure is suitable, identify potential contraindications and involve a discussion regarding the desired treatment outcomes.

One the procedure has been discussed and a treatment plan agreed, an appointment will be arranged and - the beauty of smile line filler treatments - is that you can pop in during your lunch break and then return to normal working activities, post-treatment.

Injections of smile line filler containing natural substance hyaluronic acid will be given into the dermis (layer of the skin) at the agreed site(s). The injection site will depend on whether the treatment is for lines, wrinkles and creases, or folds. The efficacy of the outcome will also depend on this factor along the amount of filler that will be required to achieve optimal results.

A slight scratch may be felt upon injection administration, but it will not be painful. The smile line results will be immediate and your clinician will discuss post-treatment care before you leave. You may experience a small amount of bruising or soreness at the injection site, this should pass within 24-48 hours. The good news is that it is totally reversible so, in the unlikely event that you are not happy with the results, the product can be dissolved within minutes and you will return to the same pre-treatment appearance.

More About Hyaluronic Acid, Elastin And Collagen

The sagging that is seen with ageing skin is a result of a change of elasticity. This is usually due to the loss of three important structural proteins called hyaluronic acid, elastin and collagen. Each of these serves a purpose in a youthful appearance.

Hyaluronic acid retains moisture, keeping the skin hydrated and plump. Elastin keeps the skin elastic and flexible, so following facial movement elastin helps the skin move back into into its natural position. Collagen holds the tissues together and this includes the different layers of skin. Collectively, they plump the skin, make it more elastic and hold the layers together. When these components are lost, the structural integrity of the skin is lost results in sagging, lumpy and/or wrinkled skin. The smile line fillers at Omniya Clinic, London can reverse these effects and restore your appearance.

How Effective Is Smile Line Treatment

Smile line filler will immediately volumise and plump the skin, restoring youthful-looking skin. The effectiveness of the treatment will be determined by the amount of filler product required, the condition of the skin pre-treatment and the desired final outcome. The treatment is not permanent but will usually last from six to twelve months. Our practitioners will provide post-treatment information on how to maximise the duration of the smile filler result; this will include the use of appropriate sunscreen and advice regarding smoking, if applicable.

Safety

Because of its natural presence, hyaluronic acid is very suitable for use in dermal fillers as an immunological reaction (allergic) is unlikely. This is in contrast to its common predecessor, bovine (cow) sourced collagen-containing fillers The use of hyaluronic acid in smile line fillers is generally accepted as safe [1]. There are incidents or occasional reactions; however, our qualified practitioners will discuss any contraindications during a pre-treatment consultation.

How To Prevent Or Reduce Smile Lines

One of the most important factors to prevent smile lines is smoking cessation; smoking breaks down collagen around the mouth leading to line formations. Collagen is a structural component of the skin and its loss will result in less contoured formations. In addition, wearing a good sunscreen can minimise the ageing-effects that sun exposure can have on the skin; sun exposure is essentially the primary cause of skin damage. UV rays can penetrate the skin and the production of free radical will breakdown collagen and elastin. In addition, a good moisturising regime will assist in plumping up the skin and any fine lines and wrinkles that may have appeared over time; dehydrated skin will make any lines or creases appear much more prominent.

Book Your Consultation

Aesthetic treatment experts such as the practitioners in Omniya Clinic have an in-depth knowledge of both facial ageing and facial anatomy. At Omniya we understand that rejuvenation involves muscle control, restoration of volume and recontouring. Book a consultation with us today to discuss how we can help you to become more comfortable in your skin.

  1. Tezel, A. and G.H. Fredrickson, The science of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 2008. 10(1): p. 35-42.

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