Laughter lines, also known as smile or nasolabial lines, are wrinkles that form between the nostrils and around the sides of the mouth, on the parts of the face that crease when we smile or laugh.
As with most wrinkles, they are primarily formed as a result of repeated muscle movement that becomes permanent with age, when the skin loses its elasticity and flexibility. Other factors that can cause these wrinkles are skin damage caused by smoking, sun damage or simply genetics.
While laughter lines are a sign of many a smile, they are signs of ageing and many patients wish to soften their effect to achieve a fresher, rejuvenated look. There are certain non-invasive cosmetic procedures that can diminish these lines and offer a more youthful, yet subtle result.
The suitable treatment for you depends on several factors, such as the specific type of your wrinkles, whether they are static or dynamic, your skin type, the specific area affected, your age, medical history etc.