What is best and least expensive to remove/soften lines around mouth? Laser treatment or fillers or something else? Time of recovery for both? I have never been a smoker. They make me look bitter and sad.

Skin . Skin fillers such as juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane (dermal fillers) are the mainstay products that most cosmetic surgeons are using these days to rejuvenate the area around the mouth. Dermabrasion (not microdermabrasion) is a surgical alternative but much more invasive.
Filler, . Filler, 24 hts mino swelling, lasta anout a year.
The . The only thing i would add to these answers is additional surgical procedures in the form of laser resurfacing which most certainly has more down time in recovery if you are a good candidate foot it. Dr edwards.