Smile lines are a type of wrinkles that appear around the mouth. Sometimes this line can also appear around the eyes and will appear when you laugh.
Unfortunately, this smile line can become more visible with age. For many people, especially women, the presence of this smile line can be quite disturbing appearance.
So not infrequently many are looking for ways to disguise smile lines either naturally or with medical assistance.
Causes of Smile Lines
There are several things that can cause smile lines, such as:
- Reduced skin elasticity (collagen)
- The skin is less moist
- heredity factor
- Too much sun exposure
Natural Ways to Disguise Smile Lines
- Improving your lifestyle is the main principle in getting rid of smile lines naturally. For example, you can discipline yourself to use sunscreen every day to prevent wrinkles caused by sun exposure.
- Keeping the skin moist is also a must. Make sure you drink enough water every day.
- Reduce consumption of caffeine and alcohol because both have a diuretic effect (removes water from the body).
- Wash your face once or twice a day, followed by using a moisturizer that suits your skin type.
- Start exercising and eat more vegetables and fruit instead of meat and carbohydrates for healthy skin.
Methods to Disguise Smile Lines
Various cosmetic procedures that can be done to disguise smile lines are:
1. Inject filler
Filler injections are the top choice when you want to remove smile lines without surgery. In filler injections, hyaluronic acid (hyaluronic acid, HA) is injected into the formed smile lines.
The effect of filler injections to disguise smile lines can be seen immediately. This method can eliminate smile lines for 6 to 12 months.
Side effects that may arise immediately after injecting fillers are headaches and allergies. In addition, if the filler injection is done repeatedly, it can cause scars on the injected part. The cost? Ranges from IDR 4.5 million – IDR 10 million.
2. Botox injections
Botulinum toxin or botox includes “fillers” that are injected into the body, but the way it works is different from filler injections. In Botox injections, the dermatologist will inject fluid into the part of the face that you want to repair.
Botox works by weakening the muscles in these areas, making smile lines and wrinkles less visible and less visible.
The time needed for recovery after the procedure is only 24 hours, with general effects of headache, red rash, and irritation at the injection site. The benefits of Botox injections last about three months. The cost in Indonesia is around Rp. 100 thousand per injection point.
3. Plastic Surgery
This plastic surgery can be taken if you want permanent results.
The way the laser works in removing wrinkles is by removing the surface cell layer of the skin. By scraping off the top layer, the wrinkles will also be lifted. Healing can take about 1-3 weeks, with potential initial side effects of pain, and infection.
5. Collagen induction therapy
Collagen induction therapy aims to increase the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen production decreases with age, making the skin less elastic.
The benefits of collagen induction therapy appear gradually, usually after 9 months of treatment with a total of 3-6 treatments.
6. Concentrated oils (essential oils)
Using concentrated oils is the most “natural” way to get rid of smile lines. Some of the plants whose concentrated oils are suitable for removing smile lines include:
- Rose essence (rose tincture)
- Green tea
- Rose aqueous
If you use concentrated oil, make sure you are not allergic to the ingredients used.
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