How to fix the crease above my smile? (Photo)

How can I treat the horizontal crease that has developed above my smile? It's not there when I am not smiling, but is extremely obvious when I do smile.

Doctor Answers 1

Fixing the crease above your upper lip when you smile

When we smile we are utilizing a muscle around the lips called the orbicularis oris. Occasionally the contraction of this muscle as we smile creates undesirable creases including the horizontal upper lip one. Because this crease is created by the movement of muscle, Botox can be used to erase this line but cosmetic fillers can also be used with a longer duration and effect.

Consult with a facial plastic surgeon for more details.


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