Smile lines & Smoker’s Lines – Non Surgical Solutions
Smile lines and smoker’s lines are often one of the first noticeable signs of ageing. If you’ve noticed an increase in lip lines, lip creases, smile lines or smoker’s lines, it can be incredibly frustrating.
Not only do they exaggerate your age, but they can be very difficult to cover up – often with lipstick or makeup actually exacerbating the problem!
So what are they? Why do they happen? And what can you do about them?
What Are Smile Lines?
Smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, are the small creases that naturally develop on your face as you age. They look like lines or creases running from the side of your mouth up to your nose.
Because smile lines are just a natural part of ageing, they can be hard to treat without professional procedures.
What Are Smoker’s Lines?
Smoker’s lines are the thin creases that can appear above your top lip, running up towards your nose. They give a “crinkled” appearance to the lips and can have a big impact on how old or young you appear to look.
Although smoking can increase the severity of your smoker’s lines, unfortunately, you don’t have to be a smoker to suffer – many non-smokers will experience them too!
What Causes Smile Lines & Smoker’s Lines?
Wrinkles and fine lines are just a natural part of ageing. As we grow older, our body’s ability to produce collagen – the cells that give our skin its structure and strength – decreases.
This reduction in collagen results in the skin being less “springy”, losing its elasticity and shape. Certain areas, such as the face and lips, start to lose their plumpness, leading to wrinkles, fine lines and a deflated appearance in the lips.
Non-Surgical Treatments For Smile Lines & Smoker’s Lines
There are things you can do at home to help slow down the appearance of smile lines and smoker’s lines, such as staying hydrated, avoiding repetitive facial expressions and using a good daily moisturiser.
But if your smile lines and smoker’s lines have already started to set in, then a non-surgical treatment is the most effective answer.
PDO Mono Threads
PDO Mono Threads offer you a minimally invasive but very effective solution for smile lines and smoker’s lines.
During the treatment, your aesthetic doctor uses a small needle to weave a fine, medical-grade thread through the skin. This thread is then pulled taut, to lift and firm the skin.
Not only does the thread physically lift and tighten the skin, but our PDO Mono Threads also stimulate the production of collagen, helping to firm your skin and smooth your wrinkles from the inside out.
The thread used is specialist, medical-grade suture material called polydioxanone or PDO – a hypoallergenic substance that dissolves over time, meaning you never have to undergo a removal procedure, and is incredibly well tolerated.
The treatment takes around 45 minutes to complete and there’s no recovery time needed. Some results are visible immediately, with the full results developing in the following weeks.
Viscoderm Hydrobooster is an injectable treatment that offers a powerful combination of cell hydration, tissue restructuring and “stretching out” of superficial wrinkles.
Based on Hyaluronic Acid, this treatment helps improve your skin’s elasticity and boost hydration levels from the inside out.
Made by the same people who brought us Profhilo, Viscoderm Hydrobooster is safe, non-surgical and highly effective even in dynamic areas of the face – such as around the mouth. Making it a great treatment for smile lines and smoker’s lines.
The treatment involves a series of small injections into the problem areas. These injections are pain-free, thanks to a local anaesthetic that’s applied at the beginning of your treatment.
The whole procedure takes around 60-90 minutes to complete, with most people needing 1-2 treatments for the best results.
Because this treatment works from the inside out, regenerating, plumping and hydrating your cells to create a smoother, more youthful appearance, it can take around 8 weeks for the full results to show.
Plexr, officially known as Plasma Exeresis, is a revolutionary treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.
Using the power of plasma, we target problem areas to destroy aged cells and stimulate regeneration. This reduces the signs of ageing and gives you smoother, firmer skin.
During the treatment, a small electric current is directed into the skin, heating the cells. This causes the skin to contract and the top layer of the dermis to be vaporised – turned into gas.
Following the procedure, small crusts will develop on the skin as the old cells are removed and new cells develop. More collagen is stimulated and wrinkles and fine lines decrease.
The healing process takes around 1 week, with some redness still visible for a little while longer until the skin completes its rejuvenation.
Plexr is a minimally invasive but highly effective treatment for smile lines and smoker’s lines, giving you the powerful combination of skin rejuvenation and renewed tightness.
When To Consider Treatment For Smile Lines & Smoker’s Lines
As with all signs of ageing, the sooner you treat smile lines and smoker’s lines, the easier it will be to keep them at bay and the better your results will be.
With the development of so many revolutionary, powerful and non-surgical treatments, getting help with the signs of ageing is no longer the big decision it used to be.
Our non-surgical treatments help fight ageing from the inside out, stimulating your body to heal itself and produce stronger, healthier new cells as you age.
Here at Elite Aesthetics, we offer a huge range of treatments in a professional, compassionate and safe environment.