Smile/Sad Line Correction Treatments

Address and correct the signs of ageing

What is Smile/Sad lines?

Nasolabial folds or smile lines are lines that form from the sides of the nose to the corner of the mouth. As they are associated with smiling where the lines form, factors such as ageing can cause the lines to become deeper and permanent.

Also known as Marionette lines, these refer to the facial creases extending downward from the corners of the mouth, giving the appearance of sadness or unhappiness. Symptoms of marionette lines include not just prominent downward lines from the mouth but also dry and dull-looking skin, along with a reduction in skin elasticity and firmness.

What causes Smile/Sad lines?

These lines can occur due to various factors. Here are some of the most common causes:


Facial Expressions


Sun Exposure

Loss of Moisture & Collagen

Why Glowwis Aesthetic & Medical Clinic?

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At Glowwis, our treatment options are designed to reduce the prominence of smile and sad lines. These treatments are tailored to diminish the appearance of these facial lines, offering a rejuvenated and youthful glow. Dr. Sam will guide you through personalised solutions, helping you achieve a smoother and more refreshed complexion.


Injecting the targeted areas with dermal fillers that contain Hyaluronic Acid helps to add volume and hydration to the skin. Some dermal fillers can also increase the production of collagen to promote skin firmness and elasticity. Dr. Sam will design a bespoke treatment according to each patient's skin type and goals.


Botox injections block the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that provides signals to muscles to contract. This helps to prevent excessive muscle contractions which is the most common cause of facial lines, especially in areas with dynamic movements. The treatment is quick with minimal downtime.


Collagen is crucial for ensuring skin's firmness and elasticity. Injecting collagen skin boosters into the skin helps to stimulate collagen production which smoothens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially on areas with dynamic movements.


Hyaluronic Acid (HA) skin boosters are injected into the skin in a precise manner to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the targeted area. Before proceeding with this treatment, our doctor will perform a skin analysis to determine each patient's suitability.


High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) smoothens the appearance of smile and sad lines by delivering focused energy to create thermal coagulation points in the targeted tissues. This process stimulates collagen production which is essential for firmness and elasticity.


Combining different technologies for smile line correction, such as HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound), MFU (Microfocused Ultrasound), and RF (Radiofrequency), can be part of a comprehensive approach to address various aspects of skin tightening, collagen stimulation, and overall facial rejuvenation. Each of these technologies works in a slightly different way but with the common goal of improving skin tone, texture, and elasticity. The combined treatment approach stimulates collagen production, contributing to the firmness and elasticity of the skin.

Other Ways to Reduce Smile/Sad Lines in Singapore

Thread Lift

Thread lift is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure in Singapore. The dissolvable threads help to lift, tighten the skin, and promote facial contours and firmness. While the lifting effect is immediate, the collagen stimulation continues over time, contributing to gradual improvements in the skin’s health and appearance.

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    Treatments by Dr. Sam Pradeep

    Treatments by Dr. Sam Pradeep

    With the aim to make Glowwis the most reliable aesthetic brand in Singapore, Dr. Sam Pradeep, the Medical Director of Glowwis Aesthetic & Medical Clinic curates a wide range of effective treatments to address various concerns and issues.

    10+ Years of Experience
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    General Habits to prevent Smile/Sad lines


    Maintaining sufficient water intake helps to provide hydration to your skin which also helps with elasticity and promotes a healthier complexion.


    Maintaining a diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals will provide the skin with essential nutrients for it to become a healthy and youthful.


    Practise facial exercises to strengthen and tone facial muscles. This may help prevent sagging and improve muscle support, reducing the likelihood of deep lines.


    Ageing and wrinkles become more prominent with smoking. Quitting smoking not only helps improve the skin's appearance but also your overall health.


    Smoking causes the skin the age rapidly, creating wrinkles, especially around the mouth. Quitting smoking not only contributes to the skin's appearance but also to overall health.


    Excessive alcohol consumption leads to dehydration and premature ageing. It is recommended to limit your intake to a small amount to prevent the deepening of lines.

    How to Treat Smile/Sad lines

    The treatment of sad and smile lines often involves a combination of preventive measures, skincare, and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Sam advises trying these easy approaches to address the problem:



    Incorporating retinol into your skincare routine helps to reduce the appearance of lines as it prompts collagen production.



    Practising a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritiously, exercising regularly, and managing stress can improve your skin's health.



    Consult with Dr. Sam to determine the most suitable treatments that can improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of lines on your skin.

    Why you should consider getting Smile/Sad Line Correction Treatments?


    Smile and frown lines can contribute to signs of ageing. By minimising them with treatments, your skill will appear firm and youthful for many years to come.


    Treatment for smiles and sad lines can soften the appearance of facial expressions associated with smiling or frowning. This can lead to a more relaxed and approachable look.


    addressing smile and sad lines contributes to overall facial harmony. Balancing these features can enhance the natural aesthetics of the face.


    Early intervention with treatments can help prevent the deepening and worsening of smile and sad lines over time. Regular maintenance may be performed to sustain the results.

    The Effectiveness Of Customisation At Glowwis Aesthetic & Medical Clinic: Tailored Solutions That Deliver Results

    Treatments curated according to skin types & concerns
    Tailored by MOH-certified doctor with over 10 years of experience
    Comprehensive skin analysis & treatments

    Smile/Sad Line Correction Treatments


    Are the smile/ sad line treatments painful?

    The pain is considered minimal. We take necessary precautions to make it comfortable for you.

    What is the best treatment for smile lines?

    Dr. Sam will perform a thorough skin analysis and advise you on which treatment best suits your individual skin needs while prevailing the condition of smile/sad lines.

    What causes smile lines/sad lines/laugh lines?

    The loss of collagen and elastin causes lines on the face to appear more prominent. It is crucial to avoid habits that decrease your collagen count such as smoking, alcohol consumption, bad skincare, etc.

    What skincare products help with smile and sad lines?

    Products containing retinoids, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants can be beneficial. Moisturisers and sunscreen are also important for overall skin health.

    Can facial exercises help reduce smile and sad lines?

    Some people find facial exercises beneficial for toning facial muscles, which may contribute to a more youthful appearance. However, scientific evidence on their effectiveness is limited.

    Do over-the-counter creams effectively reduce smile and sad lines?

    Some over-the-counter creams may help improve skin texture, but prescription-strength retinoids or professional treatments are often more effective for significant results.

    When is the right time to consider cosmetic procedures for smile and sad lines?

    The timing is subjective and varies. Some individuals choose preventive treatments in their 30s, while others may opt for procedures when lines become more noticeable with age.

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    At GLOWWIS AESTHETIC & MEDICAL CLINIC, we believe in a personalised approach to beauty and wellness, ensuring every treatment plan is as unique as you are. Our services are delivered by an MOH-certified doctor, who specialises in non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures tailored to meet the needs of both men and women. Here, every patient is important to us, and we strive to provide the highest standard of care, combining the right combination of treatments to reveal your best self.

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