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Can Botox help remove smile lines? To find out if Botox for smile lines works, Read on

You may have heard this adage... Always laugh when you can, it helps you heal.

Yes, this is true, but who would have thought that laughing a lot comes at a cost? Years of talking, smiling and of course, laughing can cause lines to develop around the mouth. For most people, laugh lines are can affect their confidence.

These creases and lines run from one part of your nose to the side of your mouth. Over time, this may cause your face to lose volume and elasticity, which accompanies aging. Smile lines can make you look unhappy, stressed and unhappy.

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But you can change this, but first, let's find out what causes these laugh lines and the available treatments.

What are the types of smile lines?

Smile lines are fine lines that are part of facial expressions. There are three types of smile lines that exist – the perioral lines, Periocular lines, and the nasolabial lines.

Perioral lines –

these are fine grooves that develop by the upper lips. They are caused by smoking or pressing your lips together and outwards. They are called smoker lines, but it does not everyone has them are smokers

Nasolabial lines –

these are folds that occur along the sides of your mouth. Further, the lines develop from years of talking, giggling, and smiling. In all cases, these lines occur when your skin stops supporting your lip’s movement.

Periocular Lines (Craw feet) –

There are the lines that appear to the lateral (outside) the eye sides when we smile.


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Are women more prone to smile lines than men?

As people age, they’ll find wrinkles developing in different parts of their face. They occur under the eyes, the forehead, around the mouth and between the eyebrows. While everyone develops smile lines eventually, women develop wrinkles around the mouth more compared to men. This is due to the structure of their skin.

Just like other wrinkles, laugh lines are caused by genetics, aging, and sun exposure. Other factors that cause smile lines include loss of elastin and collagen and weight changes.

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Botox for smile lines

According to research smoking, sun damage and aging can make these lines apparent when your face is at rest.

That doesn't mean you should stop laughing. Try one of the most effective treatments for these smile lines – Botox.

You may have heard of Botox, but are you aware that it helps reduce the appearance of perioral smile lines?

Yes, Botox, also known as Botulinum toxins, Dysport, and Xeomin can reduce the look of laugh lines. Also, it helps rejuvenate the face for smoother and softer skin.

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How does Botox work?

Botulinum Toxin injections help relax facial muscles that cause wrinkles. So, when you smile, your skin won’t fold around your mouth.

Since Botox functions by paralyzing facial muscles temporarily, you'll notice optimal results within 5 to 7 days. Also, deep dynamic wrinkles will improve gradually, alongside early improvements shortly after treatment.

Further, the results will keep improving until you look your best. But, the effects of the treatment wear off gradually over the next 4 to 6 months. Afterward, you'll need to retreat the smile lines.



Are there any treatments aside Botox for smile lines?

While Botox for smile lines gives results, some people combine the treatment with skin resurfacing procedures. Dr. Alhallak (Ph.D. in Pharmacy) of Albany laser and cosmetic center says different types of lasers can further improve the appearance of the skin.

Whether Botox is used together with lasers or not, the effects of both procedures last for approximately 3 months. Afterward, you’ll need to visit your doctor (or injection certified pharmacists)for another procedure.

Are you scared of needles? A topical Botox formulation is not yet approved by the FDA. But If the FDA approves it, you can smooth out smile lines, and crow’s feet without Botox injections.

Hyaluronic acid fillers

For smile lines, hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm, Restylane, Juvéderm Voluma, and Sculptra are good options. Your doctor (or injection certified pharmacists) will apply these solutions through injection along the lines. These are lines that run from your nose to each side of your mouth. Hyaluronic acid fillers will help fill in the creases and the results can last for 6 months to one year.

Those annoying folds and smile lines, Juvéderm target this by restoring hyaluronic acid in the skin. Overall, Juvéderm helps reduce the look of folds and wrinkles around the mouth.

Presently, the use of dermal fillers has evolved. Fillers do not only reduce wrinkles, but they also help add volume to the face, which occurs with aging. One benefit of dermal fillers is that the effects occur immediately. Plus, they’re reversible. What this means is, if you wish to change the look after the treatment, your doctor (or injection certified pharmacists) can apply hyaluronidase to reverse the effects.


Thermage helps diminish jowls, sagging skin and improve laugh. You may ask how.. Thermage transfers heat to the (epidermis, which helps increase collagen production. Also, it helps tightens any existing elastic or collagen in the skin.

The procedure involves radiofrequency technology, which emits electrical currents. This current makes the collagen in your skin to contract and reform gradually. No wonder patients feel dramatic smoothing and tightening of their skin over 6 months after treatment.

You don't need recovery time for this procedure since it doesn't affect the outer layers of the skin. Do you know the most (amazing thing of all? The effects of one Thermage treatment last up to 10 years! What this means is, you can laugh off your smile lines.

How to prevent smiles lines and wrinkles

Aging is something we're bound to experience, but there’re steps to take to prevent the smile lines and wrinkles. While Botox for smile lines can help diminish wrinkles, always wear sunblock, drink a lot of water and exercise often.

If you’re ready to remove those smile lines and creases on your face, you have many options. Your esthetician will examine the health of your skin and the depth of the smile lines. Afterward, your doctor (or injection certified pharmacists) will recommend the right treatment for you.

At Albany laser and cosmetic center, we offer various skin enhancement procedures. We have certified and experienced staff who various aesthetic procedures. What’s more, we use only advanced techniques and innovative laser technology. To learn more about Botox and other treatments we offer, schedule a consultation today by sending us an email. We look forward to helping you remove your smile lines.


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15 Thoughts to “Botox for smile lines”

  1. Michelle

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Lol. I’m definitely one of those who never knew that laughing can come with a cost. Exactly why I have no care in the world while laughing. But right now I’m seeing the result of that single act. Hehe. This post on botox smile lines came at the right time.

  2. Rebecca Sharks

    Rated 5 out of 5

    I need to also rejuvenate my face for smoother and softer skin. I’ve seen friends go for the botox thingy and they came out looking better. If it won’t cost me much I don’t see why I can’t get rid of my own laugh lines.

  3. Juliet Emmanuel

    Rated 5 out of 5

    I sure have craw lines. Must have been from all the talking I’ve been doing all these years. The idea of a botox injection has always scared me but right now I’m willing to give it a try and see the result.

  4. Maria

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Yeah, Botox is a very effective solution to smile lines. My mum and I went to get injected and days later we are already seeing the results. It’s even amazing that we didn’t feel any rash or redness after the injection. It’s safe and really recommended.

  5. Becca

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow. The effects of one the treatment can last up to 10 years??!! That’s amazing and I’m sure this will be a better option for me to pick.

  6. Precious

    Rated 5 out of 5

    I really can’t wait for the topical Botox formulation to be approved. I’m totally not a fan of needles especially when it’s on my face. But I have noted the cosmetic centre and would definitely come around for a consultation.

  7. Evelyn

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Really? My doctor can actually apply hyaluronidase to reverse the effects of a dermal filler? So cool I must admit. The cosmetic world is sure making a lot of things easier. Thanks for sharing this post about botox smile lines.

  8. Ruth

    Rated 5 out of 5

    This laser and cosmetic Centre has been all I’ve been hearing for a while since I came around. Maybe I’ll drop in within the week to see if I can speak with a doctor on how it will work out for me.

  9. Aqeeb

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Exercising often and using sunblock is a good way to get started on managing your smile lines. I’m deep into my fitness regime now and my doctor has recommended some SUV I can try.

  10. Rebecca

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Reading your post on botox smile lines has really opened my eyes. I never knew that the creases on the face is actually a problem. I’ll try and see if I can go for an injection to fix it up.

  11. Billy

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Really? The creases and lines that run from one part of the nose to the side of the mouth is a smile line? OMG! I think I’m having that already. So, over time this may cause my face to lose volume and elasticity making me look stressed and unhappy? Can I just go ahead and get a Botox for smile lines already? Can’t really stand looking older and all that!

  12. Jubel

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Yeah, I’m one of those whose confidence has been affected by smile lines. I never would have thought that laughing a lot, years of talking and smiling come with a cost. The lines around my mouth are so obvious and knowing that there’s a solution for it is enough to make me press the Book Appointment button and check for a treatment that will suit my needs.

  13. Isabella

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Yeah, I heard that thermage helps diminish jowls, sagging skin and improve laugh. But this botox for smile lines post just made me understand that Thermage transfers heat to the epidermis and helps tightens any existing elastic or collagen in the skin. The treatment is just what I need right now and my mind has been made up seeing it is quite safe.

  14. Maggi

    Rated 5 out of 5

    I cannot even begin to explain how I’ve always felt having crows feet visibly showing on my face! Makeup is not helping anymore as it looks like it’s getting worse. I really cannot wait to get this off my face as I’m visiting Edmonton soon!

  15. Vanessa

    Rated 5 out of 5

    Having a botox for smile lines sounded like a treatment that may not work for my situation but when I was persuaded by friends to try it, I totally do not regret listening to them. My face is amazing and I now spend longer time checking myself out in the mirror before stepping out. It’s still hard to believe. Thanks a lot! You guys really have the best hands on the team!

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