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How Do I Treat Deep Smile Lines?

Smile lines is one of the most prevalent concerns amongst clients. Also called laugh lines or nasolabial folders, these creases can become prominent and permanent as we age. With so many people looking for the latest and best solution to treat deep smile lines, there’s bound to be new and innovative techniques coming out all the time.  Let’s dive into some of the best techniques for treating deep smile lines. 

The Best Techniques to Treat Deep Smile Lines 

Botox Injections
Price: $$

Recovery: 24 hours

Botox can be used to relax the muscle that contributes to smile lines. While Botox or any other botulinum toxins are ideal for treating smile lines around the eyes, they’re reported to be less effective around the sides of the mouth. Results are almost immediate and will last up to 3 months. 


Laser Treatments
Price: $$$

Recovery: 1 -3 weeks

License Required: Yes

Any type of skin resurfacing technique that removes the top layer of skin can be somewhat effective in treating smile lines. However, laser treatments may not be as effective on deeper smile lines. Results will generally show after the recovery period and may require multiple treatments. 


Price: $-$$

Recovery: N/A

License Required: Yes for some medications 

Retinoids, Retinol, or any OTC creams can be an affordable option for many. However, it can take months to see any results and they are not permanent. 


Cosmetic Surgery
Price: $$$

Recovery: 2-3 months

License Required: Yes
Cosmetic surgery can help reshape and reposition the skin and tissue causing smile lines. The results are long-lasting but undergoing a face lift or cheek lift can be expensive and painful. 


Dermal Fillers
Price: $-$$

Recovery: up to 24 hours

License Required: Yes
The market has become flooded with dermal fillers with Hyaluronic Acid, Polylactic acid, PMMA, and more. Dermal fillers are injections of a filler into the skin to instantly plump the area and restoring volume. The results can last up to 3 months.

Hyaluron Pen Lip Fillers
Price: $ 

Recovery: N/A

License Required: Generally no, but check with your local laws

Hyaluron Pen Lip Fillers are not new to the beauty industry, but they have recently exploded in popularity. The Hyaluron Pen works like a dermal filler to inject a substance, generally Hyaluronic Acid, into the skin to instantly restore volume and fullness to the area. Unlike a dermal filler that uses needles, the Hyaluron Pen is a needle-free device that uses pressure to push the filler into the skin. The results are similar to dermal fillers and are expected to last up to 3 months. 


There are a wide variety of options for treating smile lines ranging in price, recovery, effectiveness, and more. Most practitioners only specialize in one or two of the treatments above, but even then it’s important to know all of the options to best educate your clients and help them find the best option. 

If you want to offer a smile line treatment to your menu, consider getting certified in the Hyaluron Pen. You will also learn how to perform lip fillers, mesotherapy, fat dissolve, and smile line treatments using the Hyaluron Pen. Get started today! 

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