Every time you give a smile, a few creases originate from the side of your nose and extends till the corners of your mouth, which further separates your jawline from your cheek bones. These are nothing but your smile lines, as commonly known as. While some believe such lines enhance the charm in their face, others consider them to be unsightly, probably because they mar their youthfulness. The lines appear whenever you smile or stretch your jaw and the skin surrounding your lips get stretched. Medically, they are known as nasolabial folds, which gain prominence with age. Today technology has developed so much that these smile lines could be eliminated through cosmetic surgery.
Removing Smile Lines
Although ample remedies have been provided by beauty therapists, the sole way to get rid of smile lines completely, is through surgery. This happens due to lack of collagen inside the body, which reduces the tautness of your skin. Wrinkles appear around the corners of your mouth and the skin tend to sag. A mid facelift surgery gives you a more youthful appearance over a period of time. However, you should resort to a mid facelift or a cheek lift surgery only when the crevices are too deep to be smoothed through fillers or creams. Post surgery precautions and care methods are prescribed by concerned doctors and you can follow them accordingly for a speedy recovery.
Collagen treatment is also a wonderful way to efface the smile lines. In this process, collagen fillers are injected in specific portions of your face that compensates for the collagen deficit. You have to undergo a holistic skin test for analyzing the nature and sensitivity of your skin. Minimal invasion is done on the skin and the areas are filled up with adequate amount of collagen. Initially, the treated area appears red and bruised but your skin regains its normal texture after a day or two. The smile lines disappear and so does the wrinkles, if present around your jaw line. You will also be suggested a diet regimen during the post operative period and you must develop your eating habits as per the given guidelines.
Nasolabial folds can also be corrected through cheek augmentation. You will notice more often that people with smile lines mostly have recessed cheeks. Their cheeks sag, making the folds much more prominent. Thus, when a small implant is placed on the cheeks, they get back their volume. Cheek augmentation or malar augmentation is a permanent solution for getting rid of smile lines. Tissue fillers, also known as dermal fillers, are also used for this purpose. Some common products used are Radiesse, Restylane and Juvederm. The volume of your cheeks is restored and the smile lines get completely merged with your skin.
To some extent the anti wrinkle creams containing collagen, hyaluronic acid and keratin also prove beneficial for reducing smile lines. Look for creams containing Cynergy TK and antioxidants like, Nano-lipobelle HEQ10. The blend of natural skin collagen and antioxidants have shown improvement in people who use it regularly. Baltic Collagen trans-dermal gel and Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra Lift Night Cream are some products that improve the firmness of your skin. Products containing a proper blend of natural vitamin E and Phytessence Wakame also show positive results.
Apart from all these, you diet also plays an important role in controlling those smile lines. Wrinkles and nasolabial folds are more evident in people addicted to smoking and drinking. Caffeine and alcohol accentuate development of wrinkles at young age. Incorporate plenty of proteins in your diet along with unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Drink plenty water and perform facial exercises regularly to prevent premature formation of smile lines. You can also go for a facial massage to improve the overall texture of your skin. Last but not the least, I must say, do not resort to any form of cosmetic treatment unless extremely necessary.