Often the earliest signs of facial wrinkles are expression wrinkles. These lines appear while the face is animated, and result in frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet. Neuromodulator injections can effectively relax these dynamic lines. Expression lines are most common in the upper third of the face; however, many individuals also consider correcting lines that occur in the central and lower face. Nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines or laugh lines, are creases that extend from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Everyone has these lines, even young children, but they become deeper as we age and eventually are visible even when the face is at rest. In addition to aging, some other causes of smile lines include dental problems, gravity, sun damage, and weight fluctuations.

Facial fillers from our Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa are hyaluronic acid gels that are injected below the skin to add volume and lift to various parts of the face. They are usually the first treatment that is recommended for patients who want to correct smile lines. They may be injected in the upper cheeks first to lift the nasolabial folds and then in the folds themselves. This technique gives a natural appearance and can instantly make these wrinkles look less prominent. There are also other treatments that are ideal for reducing smile lines.

  • Other In-Office Procedures

Poly-l-lactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite injections, laser and light-based treatments, radio frequency skin tightening, microneedling, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels can help to soften lines and wrinkles.

  • Retinoids

If you’re not quite ready for in-office treatments, you should consider topical retinoids. These products are derivatives of vitamin A, stimulate collagen production in the skin and improve skin texture. To obtain the best results from retinoids, you need to apply them regularly for months before seeing their effect, so be patient.

  • Lifestyle Choices

Maintaining good health overall will keep your skin healthy as well. Eat a balanced diet, make sure you’re getting enough sleep and exercise, limit sun exposure, use sun protection, avoid products that are overly harsh on your skin, and use medical-grade skincare.

For more advice on the benefits of hyaluronic acid facial fillers and other procedures that we offer, contact our Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa. Call us at 416-483-4541 or submit a contact form to request a cosmetic consultation.