What causes Laugh Lines?
Nasolabial folds, also known as laugh lines, are a normal part of facial anatomy, however, as we age these we tend to lose volume in the face and this causes the nasolabial lines to deepen and the surrounding skin to sag. In addition, poor lifestyle choices such as smoking, not drinking enough water, and exposure to the sun damages the skin, break down elastic fibers, and cause the skin to be thin and weak, thereby becoming easily wrinkled. Genetics also plays a role in this, especially if you have developed a deep laugh line even from a young age.
Benefits of Laugh Line Fillers
Restore Volume to Face
Lift and Define Cheekbones
Sculpt Face for A Youthful Apperance
Reduce Laugh Lines
Smooth Out Wrinkles and Fine Lines
How does a Laugh Line Filler Procedure Works?
Our doctors will assess your facial structure and discuss your aesthetic goals before the treatment. During the initial assessment, you will also be briefed on the nature of the fillers, the longevity of the fillers, their potential side effects, and what to expect during the procedure. Our doctors will also gauge your pain tolerance to ensure you do not feel any discomfort during treatment.
Before starting the procedure, the injection sites will be cleaned and disinfected before a numbing cream is applied and left on to settle. After the numbing cream is washed off, our doctor will clean the area with an alcohol wipe before using a fine needle to inject the fillers into the cheeks or nasolabial folds. Finally, the injected areas will be cleaned, and cold cream applied to reduce swelling and bruising.
Hyaluronic acid in the fillers possesses water retaining abilities and helps to keep skin tissues lubricated. Once injected into the skin, it will attract water molecules to itself and create a volumizing effect. Over time, the injected areas will look fuller, bouncier, and smoother.
The entire treatment may take 15 to 20 minutes for both sides of the face.
Meet The Doctors
Dr. Daniel Wee
MBBS (Singapore) | GDFM (Singapore) | Accredited Family Physician (MOH) | Accredited Certificate Issuer for Lasting Power of Attorney (Ministry of Community and Youth Singapore MCYS) | Member of Singapore Medical Association (SMA) | Member of College of Family Physicians Singapore (CFPS)
FAQ On Laugh Line Fillers
It depends on the type of dermal filler used. In general, most fillers last between 1 to 2 years.
If you prefer a more sculpted look and wish to top-up with more fillers, we would advise you to wait at least a week before scheduling another treatment. This is to allow the fillers to bind fully with your skin tissue and settle into your skin, which will allow us to assess the end result and advise you on the next step.
Laugh line fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, and it is a natural substance produced by our body. It is found largely in the skin, connective tissues and eyes. Hence hyaluronic acid is perfectly safe and does not cause any adverse reactions in the majority of people.
You may notice redness, swelling, mild bruising, and some transient needle marks right after the procedure. However, these side effects are temporary and will subside after a couple of hours.
If you have sensitive skin and are prone to bruising, avoid massaging the injection areas and stay away from alcohol for 48 hours.
Results are immediately visible after the procedure but subtle. Your overall appearance should not look radically altered but improved and aesthetically pleasing. However, laugh line fillers usually take a week to stabilize and set into the skin, hence you should also avoid activities that may displace the fillers.
You should wait at least 2 weeks for the fillers to settle in before getting a facial or other face treatments.
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