Smile lines are wrinkles or creases that appear around the eyes and mouth. They are also known as laughter lines, crow’s feet, and nasolabial folds. Smile lines are mostly brought on by elasticity (collagen) loss, dry skin, heredity, smoking, and sun exposure. Over time, these lines become more pronounced and are a natural part of the aging process.
There are several different treatment options available for smile lines. It’s advisable to speak with a dermatologist (a skin specialist) or plastic surgeon who is informed and experienced in addressing wrinkles whether you’re considering surgical alternatives or other cosmetic procedures. There are some over-the-counter (OTC) choices as well, but they aren’t as long-lasting.
Botox is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles, including smile lines. When injected into the skin, Botox relaxes the muscles that cause the wrinkles, thus reducing their appearance. Botox treatment around the mouth is typically performed in a doctor’s office and can last up to four months, depending on the individual. It is important to remember that Botox is a temporary solution and will not completely remove the wrinkles. However, if your problem lies with uneven lip shape, you can also ask your Botox injector for some advice to fix it. In some cases, additional treatments of Botox may be necessary to achieve the desired effect.
The cost of Botox for smile lines in Canada will vary depending on the area being treated and the number of units used. Generally speaking, a typical treatment of Botox for smile lines in Canada can cost anywhere from $150 to $400 per treatment. Some clinics may offer discounts for multiple treatments or for purchasing your treatments in advance.