Considering Smile Lines Filler? Here’s What You Should Know

Smile lines, or nasolabial folds, are the creases that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth.

As you age, these lines may become more prominent and deeper over time. They present as deep marionette lines that create shadows at the corners of the mouth. They can even make the face appear to convey sadness or negative emotions.

While the formation of smile lines is part of the natural process of aging, smile line filler is an excellent choice for a smoother, more youthful look.

What is Smile Line Filler?

Smile line fillers are injectables used to plump and smooth your smile lines. There are several different types, so let’s break them down:

  1. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the most common smile line filler. The benefit is that it is a naturally occurring substance in the body. It works by attracting water, which naturally adds volume and hydration.
  2. Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)
  3. Calcium hydroxylapatite

At LightRx Med Spa, we offer the latest cosmetic fillers to help you age with confidence and beauty.

Of all the cosmetic treatments available, dermal fillers are the best choice for people looking for a quick and non-invasive way to smooth smile lines and wrinkles and add volume.

Our selection of the highest-quality cosmetic fillers includes Botox, Jeuveau, Juvederm, Kybella, Voluma, Volbella, and Vollure. We stay up to date with the latest treatments in the industry to bring you the best in class regarding fillers.

Of all the fillers, Juvederm is the most popular treatment. It is a hyaluronic acid and has been approved for cosmetic use by the FDA since 2006. It works wonders on severe wrinkles and folds like smile lines.

Juvederm is a smooth, injectable gel that integrates easily into the skin, produces natural-looking results, and lasts up to 18 months. Most people receive an annual treatment to keep up with their results.

With the many options available, consulting with a beauty expert will help you decide which is best.

How do they work?

Our skin is made up of collagen, a protein that provides the structural framework for our skin and is responsible for a youthful appearance.

We lose skin volume and elasticity as we age, leading to premature aging and wrinkles. Our genetics and smile patterns can also add to the formation of smile lines.

The filler is injected into predetermined points beneath the smile lines, filling the creases and lifting the overlying skin.

An added benefit is hyaluronic fillers like Juvederm also ramp up collagen production, adding to the plumping effect over time. You can expect to see results in a few days, and the results will last anywhere from 6 months up to 2 years.

Who is a good candidate?

Fillers are an excellent choice if you desire a non-surgical solution for moderate to deep smile lines.

It is important to check with a qualified technician for a professional evaluation. Some people suffering from certain medical conditions or pregnant or breastfeeding women may not be ideal candidates.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Like all procedures, you may experience tenderness, bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site.

If you experience any of these, they usually resolve themselves in a few days. Your provider can give you tips to minimize any side effects.

Start with a consultation to discuss your goals with a qualified technician. They can discuss products in more detail so you can decide on a treatment plan that meets your needs.

At LightRx, we offer the best non-invasive ways to improve your appearance. Our innovative dermal fillers are an excellent solution for smile lines and other facial lines you want to improve.


Take control of your beauty and look your best. Schedule your free personal consultation at a LightRx Med Spa near you to get started.

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