As we age, we can get wrinkling and lines around our mouth and nose. To restore the natural contours of these areas, I often utilize what is known as a "filler" - which is a substance injected into the skin.
These fillers even out the look of lines and wrinkles by adding volume to your skin. Juvederm and Restylane (which replace the hyaluronic acid your skin has lost) are two fillers I use to smooth away smile lines - sometimes referred to as the "parentheses" - on either side of your nose right about the mouth. They can also address the lines on either side of your mouth as well as vertical lines that form right above your lips.
Restylane typically lasts about six months. Juvederm can last up to one year. It's also safe and effective for people of color. There's no down time with either filler, and the results are immediate. Give us a call to make an appointment to discuss which filler might be right for your individual situation.