Are laugh lines really such a bad thing? Laugh lines indicate a life filled to the brim with happiness and memories. So, should you erase them? And if so, what are your options?

Deepening Lines and Wrinkles

Our bodies have a natural means of restoring volume and undoing certain signs of aging. Collagen, for example, is a naturally occurring protein in the body. It specifically aims to restore volume and juvenescence to the skin, erasing fine lines and deep wrinkles. However, as we age, collagen production slows down until it comes to a ceasing halt.

While true that laugh lines are a sign of joy and glee, they could also be unseemly and unsightly. How so? Lines and wrinkles are a normal feature of aging. Wrinkles, though, can look different on different skin and body types. Yes, despite the common misbelief that all wrinkles are bad, the truth is that some of them can enhance your beauty. But, they can also detract from your allure.

To Erase or Not To Erase?

So, should you erase your laugh lines? Erasing any wrinkles or fine lines on your face is your decision. However, if you choose to eliminate these wrinkles, be sure that the means you use is approved by your physician. Says Dr. Muhammad Mirza, “laugh lines are a sign of beauty and aging. But, if [you] choose to erase them, remember that [you] will have to take the right steps to avoid their re-appearance.”

Preventing Wrinkles

  1. Hydrate. Drink enough water throughout the day, so, that your skin doesn’t dry out.
  2. Clean your face. Yes, you’re tired after a long day and you would prefer to go to bed. But washing your face is crucial to maintaining clean pores and healthy skin.
  3. Exfoliate. Use an exfoliator or a scrub once every other week or so. A scrub is helpful in removing dead skin cells on your face and allowing the fresh layer underneath to shine through. A note to the wise, though, the skin on your face is much more sensitive than the rest of your body.

Ultimately, though, if you feel like the lines on your face are detracting from your charm, what can you do? You have limitless options!

Stopping Muscle Movement

To stop wrinkles from forming, your physician will most likely use a muscle relaxer or paralyzer. It sounds scary, but, it really isn’t. Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are three of the most popular botulinum toxin cocktails on the market. They reduce the appearance of wrinkles by temporarily stopping the movement of the muscles at the injection site.

In this specific instance, small amounts of the toxin are injected around the mouth, nose, and cheeks. Once movement here stops, then you can truly see how deep the lines are around your mouth.

Filling In The Lines

Once deep lines can definitely be rejuvenated! How? Products like Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra are hyaluronic-based dermal fillers and are designed to restore volume. Each of the three products above is specially formulated for specific results.

Because the use of fillers has evolved, they not only fill wrinkles but also replace lost volume. Some of these cosmetic products work better with certain body types, while others provide longer-lasting results.

But, how do you know which one of these products is the right one for you? Only a consultation with your physician can provide that information. But, don’t hesitate! Check out this article on dermal fillers and schedule a consultation!

The information provided herein has been reviewed for accuracy, but cannot be guaranteed to be free of infallalacy. The information herein does not qualify as a diagnosis nor does it substitute a consultation with a licensed physician.


Published: 20180323
Revised: 20190902

Post Author: Dr. Mirza

With over 15 years of experiences as a licensed physician, Dr. Muhammad Mirza is very knowledgeable in cosmetics. Having specialized in neurology, our doctor knows exactly how to contour cosmetic products to your needs perfectly. Dr. Mirza takes his knowledge and shares it on his website, in his offices, and across various other platforms.