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Deep Smile Lines

Key Facts

Smiles lines are result from loss of volume and elasticity of skin due to

Aging, Repeated facial expressions
Ultraviolet light exposure SmokingSleep Deprivation

As u get older, smile lines can deepen or multiply

Smile lines are also commonly known as nasolabial fold lines, a facial flaw which are present since we are born but tend to be more obvious as we age. It represents the aging process in the cheek area.

They are types of wrinkles, which could be described as oblique lines extending from both sides of nose to the corners of the mouth. The lines are more visible when a person smile or laugh and vary in depth and appearance. As u get older, smile lines can deepen or multiply, however they are not limited by age, as there are several other reasons and causes for its appearance.

Smiles lines are result from loss of volume and elasticity of skin due to

  • Aging
  • Repeated facial expressions
  • Ultraviolet light exposure
  • Smoking
  • Sleep Deprivation

There is a variety of treatment available for smile lines.

Dermal filler

Dermal filler are most often the first step to treat smile lines. In GEM Clinic, we use hyaluronic acid filler to treat mild to moderate smile lines. By replenish the hyaluronic acid through injections, facial volume loss can be restore, skin is plumping up from inside and the smile lines become softer.

The effects are noticeable right away. Hyaluronic acid filler is not only provide a natural fullness but also rejuvenate your skin and give hydration to your skin learn more

Thread lift

If you have severe or very deep smile lines due to skin laxity, thread lift is more suitable compare to dermal filler, as large amount of dermal filler is needed to lift the heavy saggy face. Thread lift utilize absorbable suture made of polydioxanone (PDO).

Threads are inserted into the skin to reposition the saggy fat tissues by upward pulling force. You can notice instant tightening, face lifting effects with more youthful V shape face. Thread will stimulate collagen and elastin production overtime and give tightening effects. Heavy jowls learn more

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

HIFU is a non-invasive procedure for skin lifting and tightening. The ultrasound energy precisely penetrates the skin without causing skin damage to deeper layer. HIFU is capable to reach the deep subcutaneous tissue and muscle layer which only previously possible with surgery. 

Thermal heat generated by HIFU will stimulate collagen production for thicker and tighter skin. Skin tightening and lifting for HIFU occurs gradually and optimum result is expected after 3-6 months. HIFU also can be used as a preventive treatment to delay early signs of aging even the lines or wrinkles are very mild learn more

Dermal filler injection can be done as fast as 10-15 minutes depends on how many areas are treated whereas thread lift and HIFU may take about an hour.

  • Result of dermal fillers usually last 6-12 months.
  • Result of thread lift lasts up to a year.
  • Result of HIFU can last for 1-2 years

Both dermal filler injection and HIFU required little to no down time. You can resume your normal activities right after the treatment. You might have mild swelling or bruising after filler injection and this will usually disappear after few days. Immediate after HIFU, your skin may appear flush or mild redness and this will subsides within few hours. For thread lift, you may experience swelling, bruising, tenderness and mild dimples which will resolve after few days.

Normally filler injection is done using blunt needle hence the risk the bruising and vascular injury can be reduced markedly.

Risk and possible complications of thread lift include bruising, swelling, infection, dimpling or puckering and asymmetry. It is normal to experience some bruising and swelling following thread lift as it is minimally invasive procedure.

Infections can be prevented by using aseptic technique during procedure and oral antibiotics which are usually prescribed after the procedure. Dimpling and puckering occurs when the skin is over- tighten and leave some visible folds of the skin. This can be corrected by manual manipulation. Dimpling and puckering can also be caused by tissue swelling which will resolve itself after few days.

HIFU is a safe treatment, as it does not break the skin. Your skin might appeared flushed and typically disappear within a few hours.

After dermal filler injection

  • Do not massage the injected area for 2 weeks
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 3 days
  • Avoid sauna or any type of heat treatment for 4 weeks
  • Avoid the sun
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 3 days
  • Avoid sauna or any type of heat treatment for 4 weeks
  • Do not massage the treatment area for 2 weeks
  • Avoid excessive faical expression, open the jaw widely and dental prosedures for 2 weeks
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 5 days
  • Avoid sauna or any type of heat treatment for 4 weeks
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