What can I do about sleep lines on my cheeks parallel to my nose?

Hi, Your website is a great read and full of infromation. I am a 38 year old male and have developed deep lines running parallel to my nose of both sides of my face. I am trying to sleep on my back to stop these but wanted to know what type of product I should use for sensitive skin to tighten up my skin again around my nose area? In Ireland and the infromation is not great for men!! Thanks J

Thank you! The kind of lines that you describe are often from sleeping with our faces scrunched on the pillow a certain way each night.  Changing position frequently and trying to sleep on your back (hard to do!) will help.  I have a few patients who swear by satin pillowcases but that’s purely anecdotal.  

I do hate to say this but no product you put on top of the skin will help with this – they just don’t penetrate deeply enough.  If you have an expert (please MD with experience only on this) injector in your area, sometimes a little Juvederm/Restylane under the line will give the support it needs in the dermis (deeper skin layer).  This is something only your excellent dermatologist or plastic surgeon will be able to say for sure.   Dr. I

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