The lines that appear on both sides of the nose that stretch to the corners of the mouth when an individual laughs or smiles are known as laugh lines or laughter lines. When the skin is full of collagen and elastin, and buccal fat can be found in the cheeks, these lines soon fade when a neutral expression returns. However, with age, these lines can become a permanent feature.
The professionals at Secret Aesthetics, Birmingham, are able to offer safe and reliable treatments to improve the appearance of these lines following a brief pre-treatment consultation.
As previously mentioned, the main reason why laugh lines form is due to a natural reduction in collagen, elastin and buccal fat. Collagen and elastin are the two primary structural proteins that allow the skin to remain tight and youthful-looking. However, they work in different ways to achieve this. Collagen acts as a type of scaffolding, providing strength and stability, whereas elastin enables the skin to return to its original shape. When these lines appear, it’s because the skin is no longer able to naturally perform this function.
Buccal fat refers to the fat pads beneath the cheeks, which naturally become less full with age. Although a trend has emerged in recent years wherein this fat is surgically removed, once it’s gone, it’s gone. These fat pads, although often a point of contention for younger individuals, cannot be replaced once they have been removed. This gives those in their 20s or 30s a more chiselled look, which can then change dramatically with age as supplies of collagen and elastin naturally decline.
A younger, plumper visage can be emulated with non-surgical procedures, such as the ones offered at Secret Aesthetics. Clients from Birmingham, the surrounding areas and even further afield visit to experience the expertise of Dr Naqvi and Dr Zoya.
Treatment for laugh lines at Secret Aesthetics is no different to other concerns that can be remedied with anti-wrinkle injections, which include frown lines and crow’s feet. The skilled team at Secret Aesthetics use a premium product, Botox®, to achieve their patient’s treatment goals. Botox® is a prescription-only, botulinum toxin-based product, which is trademarked, contrary to popular belief and the colloquial use of the name as an umbrella phrase.
This substance temporarily weakens muscle contraction by blocking nerve impulses in the target area, thus effectively softening the appearance of the lines in question.
Rest assured, this treatment will only be carried out if your practitioner feels it will be beneficial. Although few in number, certain groups should refrain from treatment with botulinum toxin-based substances. To ensure that their patients don’t fall into these groups, the practitioners at Secret Aesthetics always carefully consider their medical histories before administering treatment. If they ever feel as though an alternative might be more suitable, they will make an appropriate suggestion.
This treatment will take around 15 minutes to complete and requires no downtime at all. Results last for 3-6 months, although the injected substance will only remain in the body for a few hours. That being said, it may take 7-14 days for the final result to become visible. The skilled team at Secret Aesthetics will ensure that only the desired muscles are affected by this treatment for laugh lines.
By choosing to visit esteemed practitioners, patients at Secret Aesthetics limit their risk of the complications associated with untrained aestheticians. However, some side effects are totally normal and will soon fade, including mild swelling, bruising and redness at the injection sites
It’s also important to note that movement in the treatment area will return in time as a result of natural processes within the body. Once new nerve endings are formed that have not been exposed to botulinum toxin-based products, they will be able to send signals again, restoring movement over time.
The skilled team at Secret Aesthetics use a premium product, Botox®, to achieve their patient’s treatment goals. This substance temporarily weakens muscle contraction by blocking nerve impulses in the target area, thus effectively softening the appearance of the lines in question.
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical treatment used to reduce the appearance of laugh lines, or nasolabial folds. They are injected into the skin to smooth out wrinkles and create a more youthful look. The fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and provide quick, relatively painless results that can last for several months.
Medical-grade skincare can help treat laugh lines by promoting collagen production, reducing inflammation, and improving skin texture and elasticity. Ingredients such as retinoids, peptides, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid can be effective in reducing the appearance of these lines.
Dubbed the long-lasting Profhilo, Sculptra is the hybrid between a collagen stimulator and filler which uses Poly L Lactic Acid as its base to create a natural looking plumpness, glow and tightness to the skin for a lifted and sculpted look that lasts years.
ELLANSÉ is a dermal filler that stimulates collagen production to treat laugh lines by plumping up the skin and smoothing out wrinkles. Its effects can last up to two years and improve the quality of the skin over time.
Restylane Vital is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that can treat laugh lines by hydrating and restoring radiance to the skin, while also reducing the appearance of deeper wrinkles and lines. Its mild lifting and tightening effect can provide some more lift, volume, and tightening in sagging skin. The treatment is minimally invasive and can last for up to six months, making it an effective and safe option for clients looking to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Profhilo is an injectable treatment that uses hyaluronic acid to boost collagen and elastin production, improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of laugh lines.
Please get in touch with us to schedule your consultation. You can call Secret Aesthetics on 0121 616 6023 to speak to a member of the friendly team. If you’d prefer, email them at email@example.com and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, it’s quick and easy to book online.