Laugh lines, also called Smile lines, nasolabial folds, or simply “lines around the mouth”, are commonly treated in women with filler. Very often, lifting the cheeks with Voluma filler, which restores a common area of fat loss in women over 40, will dramatically improve the smile lines.
But men are trickier.
Because you don’t want a full, high cheekbone look in men. And oftentimes, these laugh lines aren’t being caused by a loss of volume in the high cheek in men. Instead, they’re being caused by a little loss of volume throughout the midface, and muscles in the face which are much stronger than the skin, which are causing damage through repetitive motions (smiling, talking, etc.), and creating deep lines with that damage.
Now, normally you treat lines created by repetitive motion with Botox to reduce that motion – but not when the motion is functional, like talking and smiling.
So, here, careful injection techniques with filler placed by skilled physicians can create a naturally youthful look – but the injector must understand male anatomy and be able to expertly read where volume can be added without feminizing, and be technically skilled enough in their injection techniques to do so with precision.
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