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How to Get Rid of Smile Lines


How to Get Rid of Smile Lines

Smile lines may show that you have enjoyed a life full of smiles, but they can also make you look older than you would like. Get rid of those smile lines with JUVÉDERM® Ultra & Ultra Plus dermal fillers with Renew MD. With long-lasting, FDA-approved results, these dermal fillers will help get rid of smile lines to look natural and youthful.

What are Smile Lines?

Smile lines form around the mouth, and they become more obvious when you smile. They can be caused by a loss of collagen, a key molecule in keeping skin firm and resilient. They can also be caused by dry or dehydrated skin, sun damage, and smoking. They may also have a genetic component: if your parents have noticeable smile lines, you may have them too.

How Are Smile Lines Treated?

A plastic surgeon can address smile lines with a facelift, but this option requires a significant financial investment and a long recovery time. Laser resurfacing treatments temporarily reduce the look of lines and wrinkles but may not work well on deeper smile lines. Neurotoxins such as Botox® can inhibit the muscles that create smile lines, making them smoother.

Dermal fillers have become a popular option for treating smile lines. They have the advantages of FDA-approved safety and effectiveness, and they also allow you to look natural and retain your entire range of facial expressions. Made of materials already found in the body, most dermal fillers have a very low chance of causing a reaction. Your body will gradually clear away the dermal filler material, so you will need repeated injections of dermal filler to maintain your results.

What are JUVÉDERM® Ultra & Ultra Plus?

The JUVÉDERM® family of products is all made of hyaluronic acid, a molecule found in the skin that attracts and holds onto moisture. Different formulations of this molecule allow us at Renew MD to use a JUVÉDERM® filler that will work well in a particular area of your face. This advantage has helped make the JUVÉDERM® family of fillers so popular among providers and patients alike.

For smile lines, JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Ultra Plus work very well since they are formulated for use around the mouth. These dermal fillers have enhanced fluidity and flexibility, so they fill and lift wrinkles without affecting your ability to move your mouth the same way you always do.

How Does JUVÉDERM®? Treat Smile Lines?

JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Ultra Plus work in two ways. First, they provide immediate lifting and plumping. They also begin to attract moisture, which increases the results in the days after treatment. As the skin under your smile lines becomes fuller, the lines become less visible or disappear. The skin around your mouth will appear smoother and younger without taking away your own natural look.

What is JUVÉDERM® Smile Line Treatment Like?

Your provider injects JUVÉDERM® Ultra or Ultra Plus under the skin around the mouth. You will feel small pinches from the injections, but no worse than any ordinary shot. The number of injections depends on the size of the area to be treated and your provider’s estimation of how to give you the best results. Treatment lasts about 15-30 minutes so you can get back to your busy day.

How Much Do JUVÉDERM® Ultra & Ultra Plus Cost?

According to, the average cost of a JUVÉDERM® product is approximately $620 per syringe. Your provider may use more than one syringe per treatment session. Costs vary based on your geographic location, the type of JUVÉDERM® product you will receive, and other factors. Syringes are available in different sizes as well, so to get the best estimate of your costs, schedule a consultation at Renew MD.

How Long Do JUVÉDERM® Ultra & Ultra Plus Last?

JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Ultra Plus fillers usually last about six to nine months. Factors affecting the lifespan of a dermal filler include the location on the face and the amount of movement that occurs in that area. The body also naturally removes dermal fillers at a different rate for each person.

Is There Any Downtime with JUVÉDERM®?

You will have no downtime after JUVÉDERM® treatment. The treated area may be mildly sore or swollen for a few hours to a day. You can return to work or your daily activities as soon as you finish your treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate for JUVÉDERM®?

If you have smile lines around your mouth that you want to get rid of, you may be a good candidate for these fillers. Because hyaluronic acid exists naturally in the body, the risk of reaction to JUVÉDERM® Ultra or Ultra Plus is very low. Most people can get JUVÉDERM® injections, although you should avoid them while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about JUVÉDERM®, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with Renew MD in Reno, Nevada. Call us or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.