Accordion Line Treatment

What are accordion lines?

Accordion lines or smile lines are the curved vertical lines that form outside the corners of your mouth when you smile.

What cause accordion lines?

Repeated smiling may cause the skin in this area to become lax, leaving prominent lines even when you relax after smiling. The loss of facial fat and elasticity as part of the aging process contribute to accordion lines. They are usually more pronounced in people with thin faces.

How are accordion lines treated?

Accordion lines may be treated by injecting dermal fillers to make them appear less prominent. An anesthetic cream or anesthetic within the filler itself renders the procedure painless. The filler is injected along the accordion lines on both side of your mouth. They increase the volume, smoothing out the lines. The entire procedure takes no more than 30 minutes and does not involve bandages or a recovery period.

Are you a candidate for accordion line treatment?

You are a good candidate for accordion line treatment if you are worried about the appearance of accordion lines and are in good overall health.

When can I see results?

Some results are immediately apparent while others take about a week to notice as the filler settles in and evens out by itself.

How long do the results last?

Results last about 6-12 months depending on how fast your body absorbs the filler. You may repeat the procedure to maintain your appearance.

Are there any risks or complications involved with accordion lines treatment?

As with most aesthetic procedures, accordion lines treatment may be associated with certain complications such as redness, swelling, bruising or allergic reaction to the filler. Sometimes, lumps can form under the skin as the filler accumulates in certain regions. This can be managed by light massaging or will eventually get reabsorbed into the skin.