Over the last few years, I’ve noticed the wrinkles around my mouth have started to stay put even when I’m not smiling. I am very much aware that this isn’t a serious issue, and is likely something only I would notice. That being said, they drive me up the wall. Because I’m no stranger to dermal fillers, I decided to look into injections on the cheek area to help lift my skin to smooth out those wrinkles.
While the primary purpose of cheek fillers is to build up lost volume in the face, dermatologists often turn to them to help lift the nasolabial fold and smooth those smile lines as well. This is exactly what I tasked Nancy Samolitis, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist and owner of Facile Dermatology + Boutique, with as I embarked on my cheek filler journey.
Be sure to check out our comprehensive guide to cheek filler here, then keep reading ahead to see exactly what it was like to get the procedure for the first time — along with my before and after photos.