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What Are Laugh Lines and How To Get Rid of Them

October 16, 2020 3 min read

What Are Laugh Lines and How To Get Rid of Them

Fine lines and wrinkles are normal parts of the aging process, but just because they’re “normal” doesn’t mean we have to simply accept them. With so many advancements in the beauty and cosmetic industry, never has it been easier to keep your skin looking youthful and vibrant for as long as possible. 


Well, first, we recommend reading some of our other articles on aging, and how you can keep your skin looking ageless. 

If you’re passed that point and you’d like to specifically learn about laugh lines and how to get rid of them, stick around. We’ve got all the details. 

So first…

What are laugh lines?

While “laugh lines” aren’t exactly a technical or professional term, it’s a term that is frequently used to describe the lines around the mouth that tend to form when a person laughs. They might resemble parentheses that surround the mouth, or they could be straighter lines. Either way, there tends to be two “lines” or wrinkles on either side of the mouth. 

While developing “laugh lines” probably doesn’t sound too bad on paper (laughing is a good thing, right?), when the lines become permanent and show up even when you’re not laughing, that’s when they tend to become an annoyance for people. 

Keep in mind, the term “laugh lines” is interchangeable with “smile lines.”

How to get rid of laugh lines?

We’ll give it to you straight: For some, laugh lines might be inevitable. Genetics can play a role in the development of laugh lines, and, on occasion, no matter what you do, those laugh lines are going to show up. 

Having said that, there are two things we need to discuss: prevention (for those who might be able to keep laugh lines at bay), and treatment (for those who can’t control their laugh lines). 

So first, prevention…

Preventative skincare is one of our favorite methods for fighting against laugh lines, because not only does it prevent you from having to deal with a hit to your confidence, but it’s also much cheaper and less invasive than any treatment out there. 

To prevent laugh lines, we recommend: 

  1. Be sure to use sun protection with high SPF (yes,sun damage can make laugh lines worse)
  2. Stay hydrated and avoid consuming excess caffeine/alcohol 
  3. Practice good skincare hygiene (i.e. wash your face twice a day and use a high-quality cleanser, moisturizer, and serum) 
  4. Don’t smoke (plain and simple, it’s not good for your skin)
  5. Exercise and watch your diet (because if you’ve read our blog before, then you know thatdiet can absolutely impact your skin)

Having said all of this, if you’re already dealing with laugh lines, here are some treatments that you might want to consider: 

  1. Injectable filler (For a non-invasive and instant solution to laugh lines; just keep in mind, this is not a permanent solution and you will have to continuously get filler)
  2. Botox (While yes, Botox is a form of injectable filler, rather than filling in the line, Botox paralyzes the muscles that help to form the laugh line; Botox can also be used as a preventative measure if you don’t yet have laugh lines, but you want to paralyze the muscles so that lines never form)
  3. Facelift (Fairly invasive and could present complications, we wouldn’t recommend this route)
  4. Micro needling (If you haven’t tried micro needling, it helps to produce collagen, which is essential for keeping skin firm and plump)
  5. Creams and high-end skincare (probably one of our favorite treatments and the least expensive option, there are plenty of treatments available that help to decrease the appearance of wrinkles)

Where can I find a wrinkle prevention cream?

You probably won’t be too surprised to discover that we have a whole lineup of anti-aging skincare available. In particular, for laugh lines, we want to direct your attention over toMAGIC

Harnessing the power of retinol, active botanicals, and cold-pressed oil,MAGIC is one of our customers’ favorite secret weapons against aging.  

Discover thepower of Matrixyl 3000 inMAGIC, and laugh lines won’t stand a chance.  

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