Expression lines are deeper wrinkles or creases that occur because of, you guessed it, natural facial expressions. They can show up around the mouth (from laughing or smiling) or on the forehead (from brow-raising or frowning), or even between the eyes (from squinting or also frowning).
Expression lines tend to deepen or become more visible as time goes by. Genetics play a big role as well, if your parents have deep expression lines, then you are more likely to develop them yourself. The natural decrease in collagen production, loss of elasticity, and loss of tissue volume all contribute to the appearance of expression lines. And like most of the aging process, they can be worsened by excessive exposure to the sun, an unhealthy lifestyle, and smoking
They can be harder to treat than fine lines because of the depth and size. But before you give up hope, there are at-home treatments that can drastically reduce their appearance. Read on to discover our favorite expression line treatments.
Reviderm Argi-Syn Line Filler – The intensive combination of active ingredients in this treatment improve collagen production to provide long-lasting reduction in the size of expression lines. This treatment also acts directly on wrinkles and plumps them up with pure hyaluronic acid.
NeoStrata Skin Active Line Lift Step 1 – Part one of a two-step system, this product comes with a unique roller ball tip for precise application, allowing you to target your application and also massage the formula into your skin for even better results. Amniotic, a patented ingredient proven to add volume to the skin and activate collagen and hyaluronic acid production, will visibly plump up expression lines.
Exuviance Targeted Wrinkle Repair – This triple boost formula contains targeted ingredients to naturally enhance volume in areas of the face and gently fill in deep expression lines. This product also contains a blend of peptides that target collagen production to enhance firmness and build volume, reducing the look of lines from within the skin.
Filorga Time Filler – This superstar product contains all of Filorga’s best anti-aging technology. It blends a botox-like tripeptide to limit muscular contractions (softening expression lines), a mesotherapy complex that stimulates production of healthy tissue, and hyaluronic acid to visibly fill and plump deep wrinkles and lines.
Fillerina Dermo- Cosmetic filler treatment- Grade 2 – This treatment allows you to achieve the same results as clinical cosmetic fillers, without the needle. Special hyaluronic acids travel deep into the skin to fill expression lines and lift sagging skin to naturally plump out and visibly reduce expression lines.