How to Prevent and Treat Laugh Lines

Whether you have begun to notice the development of laugh lines or you are simply looking for a way to prevent them, understanding why they occur can help. In today’s blog post from Rock Creek Wellness, we are going to discuss things that you can do to prevent laugh lines as well as some factors that are just unpreventable no matter what you do. While we can care for our skin and our bodies, we cannot stop the aging process and we can’t escape our genetics. 

However, if you are currently struggling with laugh lines, there is good news — you can do something to treat them. Revanesse® Versa™ is a dermal filler designed to reduce the appearance of laugh lines. You can learn more about this minimally invasive cosmetic injectable from the team at Rock Creek Wellness in Leawood. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

Unpreventable Factors for Laugh Lines

While there are some preventative actions that you can take to avoid developing premature laugh lines, unfortunately, there are some factors that contribute to the development of laugh lines that are outside of our control, including aging and genetics. 


The formation of laugh lines is a part of the natural aging process. As we get older, our skin loses elasticity through the loss of collagen. This makes wrinkles and lines, such as laugh lines, more likely to develop.


While there are some things that you can do to help prevent laugh lines, which we will discuss soon, genetics are not one of those things. If others in your family have laugh lines, you are probably more likely to develop them as well, regardless of your lifestyle choices.

How to Prevent Laugh Lines

Now that you understand some of the factors that may cause laugh lines to develop naturally, it’s time to consider the factors that we do have control over. From smoking and dehydration to a poor diet, there are several lifestyle choices that may contribute to accelerating the aging process and the development of laugh lines. 

Don’t Smoke

Smoking causes an extensive list of health problems, including ones that are much more serious than laugh lines. However, it still needs to be stated. Smoking is terrible for your skin and will make you appear older than you are. While this may be the objective of a high school student who picks up a cigarette, as we grow up, we don’t want to accelerate the aging process any more than necessary.

Wear Sunscreen

The UV rays from the sun can not only cause skin cancer but can also result in wrinkles, dark spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation. Whenever you are headed outdoors, whether it’s sunny or gloomy, you should be putting on some sunscreen to protect your skin.


Keeping a regular moisturizing routine can help your skin to appear younger and more radiant. It may also help to prevent wrinkles and lines from surfacing. 


Think of hydrating like moisturizing your skin from the inside. Be sure to drink plenty of water and your skin will keep its youthful appearance for longer, not to mention proper hydration is also necessary for overall health. 

Eat a Healthy Diet

What you put into your body shows on the outside. Eating a diet high in fats and sugars can affect the condition of your skin. It can also affect your weight, and weight fluctuation may also be a contributing factor to developing laugh lines. 

How to Treat Laugh Lines

While we can do some things to prevent the premature appearance of laugh lines, truth be told, none of us can stop the natural aging process. This is where Revanesse® Versa™ comes in. This dermal filler may be able to provide you with up to a year of smooth skin and a reduction in the appearance of laugh lines with only a quick office visit. 

Schedule Your Revanesse® Versa™ Consultation

Are you ready to enjoy a more youthful appearance? Are you searching for a minimally invasive solution to laugh lines? Look no further than Revanesse Versa. At Rock Creek Wellness in Leawood, we specialize in using dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables to improve our patients’ natural beauty. Contact us today and schedule your consultation to learn more.