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smile lines treatment norwich

Smile Lines Treatment Norwich

For the purpose of this article, smile lines are the lines the patient meant in the message – the nasolabial folds.

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What are smile lines?

We had an email from a patient the other day asking about a ‘smile line treatment’.
After a conversation at the surgery we realised that the patient’s question could relate to different parts of the face. Yes, various lines appear on the face when we smile,but your specific smile may show different lines to someone else. The eyes around the eyes may show when you smile, but these are known as crow’s feet. Your nose may scrunch up when you smile but the lines that form are known as bunny lines. It turned out that this lady meant the lines that go from the edge of the nose to the mouth, also known as the nasolabial folds.
We thought it might be an idea to write an article around smile lines. For the purpose of this article, smile lines are the lines the patient meant in the message – the nasolabial folds.

What causes smile lines?

These lines can be caused by a variety of factors, including ageing, sun damage, smoking, and repetitive facial movements such as smiling or frowning. The term ‘ageing’ in this case refers to the lessening of the elasticity of the skin. Most of the time this is caused by a reduction in collagen and elastin within the skin. Other causes associated with the natural ageing process include fat loss in the facial area and the slight and gradual facial bone loss.
It is likely that a combination of the above factors will conspire to contribute to your smile lines.

At The Doctors Laser Clinic, we specialise in delivering exceptional smile lines treatment, leveraging our expertise in non-surgical methods. Our clinic stands out due to:

  • Doctor-Led Team: Our treatments are administered by highly qualified medical professionals, ensuring safety and precision.
  • Advanced Techniques: We utilise cutting-edge treatments like Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers, Microneedling, and RF Microneedling, tailored to individual needs.
  • Proven Results: Our approach focuses on natural-looking, long-lasting results, enhancing your facial aesthetics with minimal downtime.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are often suggested as the first option for the treatment of smile lines. The fillers are injected in the area around the lower cheeks to soften the deep creases and restore lost volume. It needs to be noted however that this is a temporary solution and the usual timeframe for fillers to last is approximately 6-12 months.

Depending on the extent of the smile lines microneedling could be a viable option.

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. The idea is that it will stimulate collagen to target the root cause of the smile lines.

We use the Pixel RF device here at the doctors laser clinic. The treatment is the next step up from conventional microneedling as it includes the added element of radiofrequency energy as well as the collagen stimulating microneedling. In case you wish to know more about the differences between the 2 treatments we have a blog here giving further details on how they compare.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is not the usual choice for the treatment of smile lines, but certain lasers will make a small difference. Laser skin resurfacing for lines can work but mostly just for the finer, rather than deeper creases. Sometimes a patient will have a laser treatment for another skin condition and will see a reduction in lines as a result.

If you have any questions related to smile lines, or indeed, any other skin complaint please do not hesitate to get in touch, we will be more than happy to advise you.

The Process of Smile Lines Treatment

Initial Consultation and Skin Analysis

Your journey begins with a thorough consultation and skin analysis conducted by our expert team. This initial step ensures a personalised treatment plan, considering your unique skin type and smile line concerns.

Customised Treatment Procedure

We may recommend treatments like Dermal Fillers or RF Microneedling, depending on your specific needs. These procedures are designed to target the root cause of smile lines, offering a rejuvenated appearance.

Aftercare and Follow-Up

Post-treatment, we provide comprehensive aftercare advice and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure optimal results.

Patient Feedback

Sharon was brilliant as always, very friendly, informative about my treatment and made me feel at ease throughout the procedure. Always leave with a smile on my face, thank you x
Anonymous - Norfolk
The Doctors Laser Clinic team

Doctors and Nurses

All of our team have a special interest in skin and are happy to discuss your problem with you. We use only the best equipment on the market.

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All treatments start with an initial consultation with one of our team. During your consultation we learn about your areas of concern and treatment goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

During your consultation with us, we’ll answer any questions or concerns you may have.

There are a variety of treatment options open to you for the reduction of the appearance of smile lines.

The longevity of smile lines treatments varies. Dermal fillers typically last between 6 and 12 months, while results from RF microneedling can be longer-lasting, depending on individual skin responses.

While our treatments are safe, minor side effects like temporary redness, swelling, or bruising can occur. These typically resolve within a few days.

When you arrive for your first visit, you can expect a warm welcome and a thorough discussion about your aesthetic goals. Our experienced team will explain the entire treatment process and answer any questions you may have.

To ensure the best results, we recommend avoiding certain medications and skincare products that could increase the risk of bruising or sensitivity. You will receive a comprehensive list of these items during your consultation.


All our staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19 thus reducing mutual risk. As a Covid-Safe, CQC Registered Medical Clinic with Ventilation that ensures TWELVE air changes per hour your safety is our priority. 

We are continuing to adhere to strict protocols so the car park will continue as our waiting room for the time being. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Feel free to contact us on 01603 360 360 or at info@laserdocs.co.uk.