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Deepening of laugh lines is a characteristic of aging that we often want to reduce or eliminate. One popular method to treat laugh lines is by using Hydrelle. Hydrelle is the latest dermal filler to be released into the aesthetics market, and it was recently presented on the television show "The Doctors" for its effectiveness in treating the nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines or laugh lines. Hydrelle is one of the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers that contains lidocaine, an anesthetic. Therefore, Hydrelle may be less painful to inject. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin, and it works like a net holding together the skin's collagen and elastin. When injected, it attracts water to and fills out the overlying skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Hydrelle an attractive value for patients who are seeking a safe and cost-effective filler option, since it has been designed to correct folds and wrinkles of all sizes with only 50 percent of the injection volumes required by other fillers. Hydrelle not only costs less than those products, but produces the same results with half the amount. Hydrelle immediately adds a natural fullness and reduces the unwanted wrinkles that make us look older than we feel.

Depending on your presentation, Dr. Umar can also use any of several of these other treatment modalities to reduce the appearance of your laugh lines. A single or combination of the following methods can be used:

Tissue Augmentation



Silhouette Lift

Face Lifting: In severe sagging of the cheeks with jawling, a facelift may be indicated. It could be done under local anesthesia in the process avoiding general anesthesia and the attendant risks that accompany it. Often a neck lift is indicated depending on your presentation. A facelift would necessarily involve more surgery and creation of scars that are typically well hidden.