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Smile lines, or nasolabial folds, are lines that lead from the nose to the corners of the mouth. As these lines deepen, they can add age to a person’s appearance.

Dr. Christopher Manios provides treatment for smile lines to give Danville patients smoother and more youthful-looking features. His approach relies on the precise use of injectables to restore fullness to areas of need.

Dr. Manios is a Harvard-trained surgeon. While many providers focus their work on surgical procedures and apply injectables as an afterthought—or, in some cases, offer them through their nurses only—Dr. Manios has dedicated his career to non-surgical rejuvenation. He has a wealth of experience in the anatomy and aesthetics of the face and is dedicated to patient education and effective outcomes.

The Benefits of Treatment for Smile Lines

In younger people, the fat layers beneath the skin tend to be well defined, full, and located throughout the face. However, several factors can cause depletion or separation  in these fat layers and can lead to lines on the surface of the face. These factors include aging, sun damage, weight change, gravity, and years of repeated smiling.

Treatment for smile lines can help Danville patients significantly improve or eradicate these lines. Dr. Manios uses injectable products from JUVÉDERM® to return structural integrity and fullness where fat layers have been separated or depleted. This non-surgical approach means no downtime and greater comfort following treatment, and the injectable solution leaves behind results that appear and feel natural.

Dr. Manios’s Approach with Smile Lines

Dr. Manios will conduct a thorough assessment for each patient to ensure that treatment fits their needs and goals. For smile lines, he will begin by evaluating the mid-face: the area under your eyes and above your mouth. In some cases, smile lines appear prominent because of laxity and volume loss in this area rather than because of fat separation alone. Treating this laxity and volume loss can improve both the mid-face and the smile lines.

In other cases, Dr. Manios may opt to treat the nasolabial folds directly. He typically uses JUVÉDERM Ultra, Ultra Plus, or VOLLURE™ to add volume and reduce the depth of these lines. Dr. Manios will carefully inject these products in the correct amounts and solutions so that the results are smooth and natural-looking. Patients can expect the results to last up to one year with Ultra and Ultra Plus and two years with VOLLURE.

How Much Does Smile Line Treatment With VOLLURE Cost in Danville and San Ramon?

The cost of VOLLURE is $850 per syringe. Your price may vary depending on how much filler you need to achieve your desired results, and whether Dr. Manios recommends a different filler formulation. Dr. Manios will provide a personalized price quote after assessing your goals during a consultation. 

What You Can Expect with Treatment for Smile Lines

Danville patients may opt to receive smile line treatment on the day of their initial consultation. During the procedure, Dr. Manios will:

  • Introduce JUVÉDERM into the smile lines to plump up and increase volume in these areas.
  • Create a smooth transition between the cheeks and lips. This is important because the skin and fat structure in these areas differ. Careful attention to these differences will produce a more aesthetically appealing outcome.
  • Use a cannula to inject the filler into the smile lines. While standard injection techniques require multiple skin punctures, the cannula will release the filler through a single point. This will significantly reduce the number of injections that you receive, keep you more comfortable throughout your visit, and reduce bruising after treatment.

Because injectables are a non-surgical option, you should be able to return to your normal activities immediately following your appointment. JUVÉDERM Ultra and Ultra Plus should provide benefits that last up to one year, while results from VOLLURE can last up to two years. After this time you can return for retreatment.

Patient satisfaction with this procedure tends to be extremely high. Following your visit with Dr. Manios, you should see a significant reduction in these lines and subtle but significant improvement in your overall appearance.

If deep nasolabial folds are keeping you from looking your best, consider treatment for smile lines. Danville patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher Manios online or by phone at (925) 989-6560.

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You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Christopher Manios MD, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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May 29, 2021
I only went once , would like to come back. Friendly and highly professional crew and doctor. I am waiting , or looking for a promotion to come, because I like their services. I can’t afford regular charge, Thank you May
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May 29, 2020
I have been going to Dr. Manios for 6 years now. At first I was only going for a little Botox here and there and it seemed to last me for 5 months or so. I had a few years where I didn’t get any because of pregnancy. Then I started up again and it’s like I never left. I have tried a few other places over the years and Dr. Manios’s technic seems to work the best for me. I’ve also used filler in my smile lines twice, it lasts over a year for me and recently I tried filler under the eyes and I love how it looks. Definitely took out that sunken in look of overly tired and warn out. 100% recommend!!!
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Feb 15, 2020
Dr Christopher Manios is amazing. He explained everything so thoroughly and made me feel so comfortable and confident. 10/10 definitely reccomend.
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Feb 7, 2020
Dr. Manois is efficient, extremely flexible scheduling, gives honest good advice and provides the best I injections I’ve ever received’
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Jan 28, 2020
Dr Manios is very knowledgeable about your medical skin care! He really takes his time and listens to your needs. I would definitely recommend him highly! Anne P.
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Nov 29, 2017
Christopher really cares for his clients, he explains everything very clear and works with clients for the results they want. I highly recommend dr. manios, extremely professional with a great consultative approach.
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Mar 25, 2017
Best botox appt I've ever had. Very gentle and friendly. Will use again �
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Jan 25, 2017
Had a really good treatment here
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Sep 12, 2016
I love the way he made my lips look. My lips look full and plumped,the way I wanted them to look. Also the dr cares enough to tell you the truth what is needed and not needed. I'm ready for another appointment;)