Smile lines are the parenthetical creases that stretch from the corners of your mouth all the way up to your nose. Also known as nasolabial folds, these lines often appear after decades of repeated muscle movements. That means years of smiling, laughing, and talking can deepen the crease around the corners of the mouth, resulting in significant wrinkles that can age you.
Fortunately, there are multiple treatments on the market today that claim to minimize the appearance of smile lines. Two of these treatments include Radiesse and Juvederm. Both are popular fillers that are used to tackle common aging complaints. Both can help clients look years younger. But when it comes down to it, which treatment can help clients treat smile lines…
Radiesse or Juvederm? The Answer May Surprise You
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler that’s used to instantly create volume in the treatment site, thus minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Radiesse, however, is too thick to place around the lips, which is why this filler isn’t recommended for lip wrinkles.
Radiesse is a gel filler made from calcium hydroxyapatite, which makes this an ideal treatment for deeper lines and wrinkles. It is too dense because of its calcium component to replenish lost volume around the lips because of the delicate nature of lip tissue; using Radiesse in this area creates a higher risk of uneven lumps and bumps. That is why Juvederm, being a less dense material, is much safer to use for the lip area. Both are safe for the thicker skin on our face around the cheek area but for delicate work, Juvederm is the much safer alternative.
Don’t let your smile lines take away from your smile. Discover how to achieve a truly younger-looking smile at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA (also serving the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas). Schedule your consultation at Awaken Aesthetics today. Call (310) 791-2233 today!