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Don’t Frown Over Smile Lines: Let Us Help You Banish Them

Smile lines, those little creases that form around the corners of your mouth, are often a sign of a life well-lived. They mark years of laughter and joy. However, as charming as the story behind them might be, many people prefer to keep their smiles without the accompanying lines. 

If you find yourself frowning over these smile lines, don’t worry — we have modern cosmetic treatments to help them disappear.

Here at Best Plastic Surgery Practice in Lawndale, California, John Walker, MD, cares about your aesthetic goals. He has the expertise and experience to give you the results you’re looking for. Let’s first look at why these smile lines show up.

Smile lines: How did they get here?

Smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, run from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth. They become more prominent as you age due to the natural loss of skin elasticity and collagen. 

Fortunately, you don’t have to resort to drastic measures to reduce their appearance. Two popular and minimally invasive treatments are dermal fillers, specifically hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, and Botox®.

How treatments work

We use noninvasive injectables at our practice, including:

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers have revolutionized the cosmetic industry, offering a quick and effective way to smooth out smile lines. Hyaluronic acid fillers are particularly popular. 

HA is a substance naturally found in your body, known for its ability to retain moisture and keep tissues lubricated. When used as a filler, HA provides volume and hydration to your skin, effectively filling in wrinkles and giving your face a more youthful appearance.

One of the major benefits of HA fillers is their immediate results. After a quick injection session, you can see a noticeable difference in the depth of your smile lines. In addition, the results can last from six months to over a year, depending on the specific product used and factors like your metabolism and lifestyle.


While dermal fillers add volume, Botox takes a different approach by relaxing the muscles, contributing to wrinkle formation. Botox, short for Botulinum Toxin, is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes targeted muscles. When injected into specific areas, it prevents them from contracting, smoothing out the overlying skin.

Dr. Walker can strategically inject Botox to relax the muscles around your mouth, reducing the creasing effect of smile lines. The procedure is quick, virtually painless, and requires no downtime, making it a convenient option if you have a busy schedule.

Results typically become noticeable within a few days and can last 3-6 months. We also offer Xeomin®, a similar treatment that gives natural-looking results.

Combining treatments for optimal results

For some individuals, a combination of dermal fillers and Botox may provide the best outcome. Fillers can restore lost volume, while Botox can relax the muscles and prevent further deepening of the lines.

Consult with Dr. Walker to determine the most suitable treatment plan based on your unique needs and desired outcome.

Embrace a line-free smile

Smile lines are a natural part of aging, but if you prefer a smoother appearance, injectables like hyaluronic acid fillers, Botox, and Xeomin offer effective solutions.

These treatments are quick, minimally invasive, and require little to no downtime, allowing you to enhance your look without significant disruption to your life.

To learn more about how our treatments can enhance your beauty and help you shine with confidence, contact us today to book an appointment. We look forward to helping you meet your aesthetic goals and giving you a refreshed youthful appearance.

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