How To Get Rid Of Your Laugh Lines Because It’s Basically Wrinkles

As we grow older, so does our skin – our face especially. Then you start noticing things like spots, wrinkles, eye bags and just recently, laugh lines.
Shoot, must you never, ever laugh again? Do we have to keep a tight face when something funny happens? It’s a nightmare especially if you’re a smiley person!

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What are laugh lines?
Okay, get a mirror, look at yourself and smile! Yup, it’s the two vertical lines that extend from the sides of the nose and curve around your mouth.

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Two types of laugh lines

  • The nasolabial crease – the line between the upper lip and cheek.
  • The nasolabial fold – the skin/tissue that sags over the crease.

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Why do we get laugh lines?
No, it’s not from smiling and laughing too much! It’s a common issue faced by everyone due to aging and our lifestyle.

Plastic Surgeon, Dr. David Shafer tells Harpers Bazaar, “People develop deeper creases with age, weight gain, and with the recession of the dentition or dental problems; the teeth are no longer supporting the overlying tissue which makes the crease deeper.”

Plus we use the muscles around our eyes and lips so often to blink, smile and animate, that it’s impossible for us to not get these lines.

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What can you do to get rid of laugh lines?
Nevertheless, if you’re someone who is obsessed with clear skin, having laugh lines is no joke! Here are expert-approved tips to help you with your woes.

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Get fillers
The most treatment for laugh lines is to get fillers. However, you should get your injection from a certified expert that understands the facial anatomy. Too much filler and it can make your face smooth but puffy. We definitely don’t want that!

The upside to this, the effect is almost immediate.

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Do the botox!
Botox is usually done in the upper region of the face between the eyebrows, forehead and around the eyes.
This is another recommended treatment because it can smoothen out the laugh lines that appear near our eyes too. You should start seeing results after a week and it can last for about three to six months.

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Do we have to go through needles? 

Exfoliation doesn’t reduce the appearance of laugh lines but it helps to keep the skin smooth. It’s advisable to use a cleanser that is gentle enough for daily exfoliation. Choose one that contains physical or chemical exfoliants or products with alpha hydroxy.

You can also reduce the appearance of laugh lines through your skincare routine. Look for products containing ingredients like retinol or vitamin c that promote collagen production.