What are Smoker and Smile Lines and How to Get Rid of it?

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Even though it might look positive, smile lines can get most people worried. Smoker lines also give the same energy as smile lines, and they have a common denominator — no one likes it on their faces. Smoker and smile lines are often caused by wrinkles and fine lines forming on your mouth due to skin aging.

Skin aging is the culprit behind many skin problems and issues, and there can only be one reason behind it. Many people have been spending a lot of money buying the best skincare products to get rid of skin aging, but doing your skincare routine as religiously as you can be is only one part of the equation. If you want to look more youthful, you should receive cosmetic treatments that can make you look the part.

This article will discuss everything about smokers and smile lines and what treatments we can use to get rid of them as effectively.

What are Smoker and Smile Lines?

Smoker and smile lines are other names for fine lines and wrinkles that can be found on specific parts of the face. Smoker lines are described as small, vertical lines situated between the upper lip and the nose, also known as the philtrum part.

On the other hand, smile lines are found in the areas around the mouth, which can resemble Wi-Fi signals. These lines appear due to skin aging, which can be caused by several other factors. These lines make you look older because they become more prominent as we age.

Causes of Smoker and Smile Lines

There are several reasons behind smoker and smile lines, aside from skin aging. These reasons will help you understand how they appear in our faces. It also helps identify the solutions for these problems.

Prolonged Sun Exposure

This is another reason for smoker and smile lines. This happens when we do not wear a lot of sunscreens when we go outside. Getting a nice tan would give us an impression of healthy living since we spend a lot of time basking in the sunlight. However, as time goes by, the ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause damage to your skin, making it look thinner, and thus the smoker and smile lines get even more visible.

Prolonged sun exposure can also damage our skin to look more aged than it should. Thus, you must wear sunscreen every day, even if you are not going outside or the sun does not shine brightly. Sunscreen will help you preserve your skin and protect you against harsh ultraviolet rays. Your skin will thank you if you use sunscreen religiously as part of your daytime skincare routine.

Years of Laughing and Frowning

Our facial expressions result from our facial muscles moving to convey our emotions, from happiness, sadness, anger, and other feelings. Years of laughing out loud can produce smile lines as time goes by. Of course, we would never advise you to stop laughing or minimize your laughter because everyone deserves to be happy. However, these everyday activities can cause your smoker and smile lines to be more prominent than ever.

Excessive Smoking

It is known that smoking can have adverse effects on your health, especially on your skin. Smoking causes your smoker and smile lines to show up, even though you stopped smoking long ago.

Cigarettes contain chemicals that damage collagen and elastin in your skin. These two elements are essential for overall skin rejuvenation, and damaging their deposits in our skin will cause your lines to look more pronounced. These can make you look old and aged, and no one wants to look weak and old.

Treatments for Smoker and Smile Lines

Now that we have discussed the different reasons people have smoker and smile lines, we will talk about the various treatments that people can use to eliminate smokers and smile lines on our faces.

Hyaluronic Acid and Other Injectable Fillers

One of the most common and most effective treatments for smoker and smile lines are injectable fillers, such as Restylane, Radiesse, and Juvederm. These are among the top choices for people suffering from smoker and smile lines, and they work effectively without a hitch. These are the safest options possible since they are minimally invasive and non-surgical at all.

Most injectable fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, another naturally occurring substance found in our body responsible for plumping our skin and making it look more rejuvenated than ever. These are usually injected directly on the site where smoker and smile lines are very much visible. Many people love it because you can easily see the results. You can even alter the results if you happen to be unsatisfied with the outcome.

The results from injectable fillers can last up to 12 months at a time, and this might require follow-up sessions for the sake of consistency in results. Aside from being non-surgical and immediate in effect, they are also free from severe side effects and other risks.

Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin

These are also known as injectable fillers, but they have a different purpose. These injectable fillers are known to weaken the facial muscles around your mouth and the nose, making the wrinkles and fine lines look less noticeable and more relaxed. Remember that constant use of our facial muscles for expressions can deepen the lines. Thanks to these treatments, they help our facial muscles be more comfortable.

You can immediately see the results, up to a few days from the first injection. There are no long recovery times, and you can go back to your normal activities after 24 hours. This is a hassle-free option that allows you to get it on the weekend and jump back to work on Monday without any complications or issues on your face or overall health.

You might experience headaches, irritation, and redness on the injected areas, but they fade away after a day or two. The results from Botox and other similar injectable fillers last for up to three months, and it requires follow-up procedures for more consistent outcomes. You can always ask your doctor for the most effective treatment plans that can answer your needs without being skeptical or worried about the results.

Other Treatment Options

Aside from these two most popular choices, you can also opt for surgical procedures and medications in the form of creams and serums. Feel free to discuss the different options you have with your doctor for the best results.

Final Thoughts

Smoker and smile lines can cause disappointment and a bit of stress to people who have it, especially if they are very keen about taking care of themselves. These are always caused by skin aging, though other factors can also contribute to the prominence of these lines on our faces.

Thankfully, there are a lot of effective treatments that can effectively address these lines without having to go under the knife. These are known to be effective, non-surgical, and have little to no downtimes. Many people have sworn that these are effective, and the results are indeed longer-lasting.

Nuance Aesthetics specializes in non-surgical treatments that can effectively address various skin problems, such as smoker and smile lines. They offer several options that clients can choose from, such as Botox, Dysport, and fillers. Aside from that, they also provide a wide variety of services for different body parts to make everyone look gorgeous more than ever. Nuance Aesthetics supports your belief that everyone deserves to be beautiful, and you should, too.

 

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Jackson Rhudy, MD

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Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.

When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve. 

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