Laughter lines
Causes and treatment

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Frequently asked questions

How can I prevent laughter lines? Plus Icon

The best way to postpone the appearance of laughter lines is to use a high factor sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays – ideally one that blocks out ageing high energy visible light (blue light) too. Avoid smoking, drink plenty of water and follow a good skincare routine, particularly one with a deep-acting serum or moisturiser containing anti-ageing ingredients such as peptides and vitamin A.

At what age do you get laughter lines? Plus Icon

Most people begin to see the first signs of ageing skin in their 30s, but this can vary due to lifestyle and genetic factors. Deeper-set wrinkles like laughter lines and crow’s feet usually appear when we get into our 40s. Smoking and sun exposure speed the skin-ageing process up, so if you want to keep your skin looking younger for longer, avoid.

Can you get laughter lines as a teenager? Plus Icon

Yes. Some people develop laughter lines at a young age, or have them most of their life. This isn’t necessarily due to ageing skin and is usually just a natural or genetic characteristic. Laughter lines aren’t exclusive to mature skin types and might just be part of what makes you unique – like dimples in your cheeks.

At sk:n we have a range of treatments designed to help you get the skin you want.

From products to peels, our specialist doctors and nurses can recommend the best path for you to take.

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