What are dermal fillers for smile lines?
Smile lines deepen or can appear with age. They can appear from the nose to the mouth, called nasiolabial lines or from the corners of the lips downwards towards the chin, called marionette lines. This lines can make a person look aged or even ‘sad’.
Dermal fillers can be used to soften or fill these lines to improve the appearance of aging and make the lips looker ‘happier’ at rest.
Do I need filler in my smile lines?
When addressing smile lines, it is so important to assess the whole face properly and see where the aging process has started before filling in the smile lines.
It is most common to treat smile lines with a combination of cheek fillers which aim to lift the midface and soften the smile lines first before filling them. These small tweaks and combination treatments can address the first areas of aging in the mid-face and give a more natural and youthful appearance.
What to expect from your appointment?
A full consultation takes place to assess what the main concern is. A full facial assessment is completed to assess the concern and how best to address it and the best method to achieve the desired effect. The procedure, aftercare instructions, and costs are explained to the patient before we begin.
The skin is cleaned thoroughly first followed by numbing cream to make the treatment more comfortable. The treatment is effective immediately allowing the patient to enjoy their new look straight away! Before and after photos will be taken to document your progress with the treatment.
Things to Know
How long does the procedure take?
The actual procedure takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your appointment will usually be booked for 30-45 minutes to make sure there is plenty of time to discuss your medical history, aftercare instructions and to ask as many questions as you need.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is relatively painless to minimal level of discomfort. Numbing cream is usually applied to the area 10 minutes prior to placing the filler to reduce any discomfort.
How long does the treatment last for?
The treatment can last up to 18 months.
Is a review appointment included in the price?
All treatments include a 2-week review appointment to check the progress of your treatment and make sure you are happy with the results. Before and after photos are usually taken to see the progress made.
How quickly can I see the effects of the treatment?
The effects of the treatment are immediate. This gives both yourself and Dr Yasmin a great opportunity to make sure you’re perfectly happy with the treatment and its results.
What are the most common side effects?
Bruising can be a common side effect of dermal filler treatment. This can be easily covered up with makeup and will usually clear in a week or two.