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For most of us, smile lines – also known as nasolabial folds – are nothing to smile about. These lines or creases run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth, and get deeper as we age. They can make you look older, tired, or unhappy – even though you feel young and vibrant. We use Dermal Fillers to help our clients throughout the Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles area get rid of their deep smile lines. Treatment with Dermal Fillers not only fill in your smile lines, they also provide a soft and natural correction for results that are uniquely you.

Why smile lines form

  1. Decreased volume
    Skin, connective tissue, fat, muscle and bone all contribute to the structure of our faces. Over time, our faces lose volume from fat. Our skin also starts breaking down and producing less hyaluronic acid, which functions to retain moisture. As a result, the skin gets more dry and thins out causing folds and creases to form.
  2. Loss of elasticity
    As we get older the amount of collagen and elastin in our skin breaks down, causing the skin to lose its tightness. Smoking and exposure to sunlight will increase the rate of breakdown and can cause a premature aging of the skin.
  3. Muscle Overuse
    Years of using your facial muscles to make facial expressions cause your skin to form creases. Eventually, the repeated muscle movements start to break down the connective tissue underneath the skin. This causes the lines and creases to remain even when the muscles are not being used.

Smile line treatment

If you don’t want to let the signs of aging show on your face, then you may be ready for treatment with dermal fillers. There are many options and different types of dermal fillers out on the market today (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero, etc). At Z Center for Cosmetic health we prefer using Juvederm Ultra XC and Belotero Balance. These top-of-the-line dermal fillers have both been approved by the FDA to safely and effectively treat moderate to severe wrinkles and folds of the smile lines. Juvederm and Belotero will give you the beautiful, natural looking results you deserve.

Dermal filler injections to treat the smile lines takes only a few minutes and provides long lasting results. The effects of dermal fillers to treat the wrinkles and folds of the smile lines can last from 6-9 months depending on the filler being used.


So don’t let your smile lines get you down! If you’re ready to find out more about Dermal Filler treatments of your nasolabial folds call us to schedule your consultation with our award winning board-certified surgeon Dr. Michael Zadeh.