The nasolabial folds, commonly known as “smile lines” or “laughter lines”, are two skin folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. They help make the cheek and upper lip distinctive by separating the two. As a person ages, the fold becomes more pronounced resulting in deep lines. Nasolabial folds can become more prominent as early as the 20s.
One of the most common causes of nasolabial folds is sun damage. We tend to spend a lot of time in the sun, especially when we are young. This is also the time that we tend to ignore what’s happening to our skin. Smoking is the next culprit. The chemicals in tobacco cigarettes also accelerate the aging process by as much as 20 percent.
Another factor is the weakening of facial muscles as we age. Facial expressions also play a huge role, so if you smile or laugh a great deal, there is a chance that you will develop deeper laugh lines at a younger age.
Injectable Dermal Fillers:
Injectable dermal fillers can produce excellent results for volumising and firming nasolabial folds.
The injectable dermal fillers which The Goldsmith Clinic uses are made of hyaluronic acid – a natural substance found in your body. When this gel is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. It also brings water to the surface of skin to keep it looking fresh and supple.
Often the cause of these folds are due to loss of volume in the mid face and treatment in this area may be the most appropriate route and deliver the best result. Theresa will advise the best area to treat for your specific needs.
Following your consultation, Theresa will determine the best and most suitable dermal filler and cosmetic treatments for your nasolabial folds. Get in touch today to book your appointment.