Mark Twain once said “wrinkles should only indicate where smiles have been.” But what if we would rather have the memory of those smile-inducing moments rather than the evidence of them on our faces? Smile lines are those less than desirable creases running from the side of our nose to the corner of our mouth which deepen and become more pronounced due to loss of facial volume and skin elasticity. These lines can often make us look old, tired or unhappy and sometimes all three.
At Eos Rejuvenation, we effectively use Juvederm and Restylane to smooth out your smile lines, restoring youthfulness to your face. Additionally, we often suggest combining these dermal fillers with skin rejuvenation treatments such as Botox, for an overall improvement to your appearance we call a “liquid” facelift, without the cost and downtime of surgery! Additionally, when combined with cheek augmentation (i.e. lifting the cheeks with filler), your smile lines will also improve (try looking in the mirror and lifting your cheeks to see the improvement in your smile lines).
After applying a topical anesthesia, smile line fillers are injected using state-of the-art micro-cannulas to minimize discomfort, bruising and swelling after the procedure. Dr. Nima has perfected this technique to virtually eliminate any tell-tale bruising, which is especially helpful to our patient who require blood thinning medications.
Although the procedure may take only a few minutes the results can last up to 18 months, with a touch-up procedure recommended at around 9 months. Of course, adopting a personalized skin care regimen to keep your skin healthy and glowing will extend any results. We highly recommend you scheduling an appointment with our aesthetician for a consultation.
If you are about to undergo a smile line procedure, avoid alcohol a week prior, and stop using aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Advil and Aleve 10 days beforehand. These medications can increase the chances of bruising. Also, smile line fillers should not be used by pregnant or lactating women.
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“This past year I have been freaking out about my SMILE LINES. I hate wearing make up during the week. I love keeping my face fresh and clean – and most importantly YOUNG! Instead of resorting to concealer to hide my deep lines around my mouth I chose to see Dr. Shemirani for a Juvederm injection. I have never had anything done before. It’s been 2 weeks since my procedure and I’m thrilled with the results! No one would notice except me and Dr. Shemirani. I still look natural and my line is not noticeable as it annoyingly was. Of course I have lines when I smile – that is NORMAL ladies! My problem was that one of my lines was deeper than the other and appeared even when I didn’t smile.
I recommend Dr. Shemirani as the go-to-doctor for all face related needs. He knows what he’s doing! Plus he’s such a nice guy! He has a beautiful office located in Beverly Hills with convenient parking and PRIVACY (unlike busy Bedford Drive where most plastic surgeons are). Both him and his staff are very knowledgable and courteous.” – Jennifer J (Yelp)View More Testimonials