Laughter Lines

Although laughter is the best medicine, the lines it causes around your eyes and mouth can add years to your appearance. Whenever you move your face your muscles contract. After years of frequent contraction, combined with environmental and lifestyle factors, (such as exposure to sunshine, smoking or pollution - in other words, 'life') lines and wrinkles begin to form around your mouth and eyes. (The eyes are often the first place to reveal the signs of ageing, as the skin is thinner and more prone to creasing).

The main cause of Laughter Lines is due to a decrease of collagen and elastin in the skin. These proteins are responsible for our skin's elasticity, but production drops as we age. The best way to postpone the appearance of these lines is to use an SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, avoid smoking, drink plenty of water and follow a good skincare routine, particularly one with a deep acting moisturiser.

At sk:n we offer the most advanced technology and treatments to target Laughter Lines, without the need for invasive surgery. We pride ourselves on achieving a 'No-Trace Face*', and offer a free consultation for injectable rejuvenation treatments with one of our doctors or dermatologists, and a highly personalised plan and post-treatment review.

My skin was smoother, more radiant and the fine lines around my eyes and mouth vanished.

Treatments For Laughter Lines

We offer a number of treatment options to lessen the appearance of Laughter Lines. To choose the best plan for you for natural looking yet noticeable results, we highly recommend you attend a no obligation consultation. During your consultation your doctor or nurse will discuss:

Skin Peels

For fine lines, a chemical formula can be applied to the face, which gradually allows the upper layers of aged skin to peel away, with minimal downtime and discomfort (the deeper peels can feel like sunburn, but with our soothing pre and post application creams, this sensation is minimised). The peels leave a smoother complexion, with wrinkles being reduced significantly. There are different strengths of Skin Peels depending on the depth of your Laughter Lines. Results and downtime vary according to the type of peel you and your skincare professional choose.

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Anti-Ageing Injectables

The muscles around your eyes and mouth contract due to a signal sent from the brain via nerves. Non-surgical Anti-Ageing Injectables work by interrupting this signal, leaving the muscles relaxed and unable to crease the skin. Working under the strictest regulation in the UK, exceeding all mandatory and voluntary regulations, a sk:n medical specialist will inject a medically-developed solution commonly known as BOTOX®  into your facial muscle with a fine needle. Administered correctly by a medical practitioner, this can subtly smooth and soften the skin, restoring a natural looking, youthful complexion. Treatment is virtually pain free and requires no downtime. Results show after one treatment, lasting up to four months.

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Dermal Fillers

For deeper, more established laughter lines, Dermal Fillers may be considered. With near immediate results (they develop from 48 hours following treatment) lasting up to 12 months, treatment involves injecting a medically-developed solution under the skin with a fine needle to plump and fill lines and grooves. sk:n use products made from biocompatible, biodegradable materials, including:

Juvederm®: Contains Hyaluronic Acid, which replaces the naturally existing substance in your skin that repairs damaged tissue.

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Sculptra™

Treatment involves injecting a medically-developed solution under the skin with a fine needle to plump and fill lines, grooves or sunken areas. Sculptra™ is used to treat a range of skin concerns, including lack of volume and shallow to deep wrinkles and folds, such as smile, marionette and lipstick lines and those on the corners of the mouth. Administered correctly by a medical practitioner it can subtly smooth, soften, contour and tone the skin, restore youthful plumpness, enhance and define your features.

Sculptra™: Contains Poly-L-Lactic Acid, which replaces lost collagen to help maintain the skin’s elasticity.

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Fraxel®

This laser resurfacing treatment targets the surface and deeper layers of the skin, encouraging the skin to produce new collagen. Results are immediate and long-lasting; however this treatment does require some downtime to allow your skin to heal.

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