Laugh and smile lines are signs of a life well lived. However, the appearance of folds and creases that run from the corners of your nose down to your mouth, also known as nasolabial folds, may also signify that you’re not getting any younger.
Clients ask about their cosmetic options for reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds. Sometimes, they have tried all kinds of anti-aging creams all to no avail. Getting rid of nasolabial folds can be achieved either through a standard facelift procedure or through the use of facial fillers.
Dermal Fillers to Treat Nasolabial Folds
Facial fillers are becoming increasingly popular. As the name implies, facial fillers “fill in” areas of the face that have lost volume. Dermal fillers are injected straight into the nasolabial folds, pushing the folds outward. Facial fillers that are specifically effective for smile lines include Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane, and Sculptra. The results of fillers are temporary and repeated treatments will be necessary for long-lasting outcomes.
Facelift to Treat Nasolabial Folds
Some patients want a permanent solution to their nasolabial folds. Since facial fillers cannot provide permanent outcomes, a facelift may be the way to go.
There are various facelift techniques used in plastic surgery. The mid-facelift variation works best in improving the appearance of the middle and lower thirds of the face such as the occurrence of nasolabial folds. A sagging jawline can also benefit from this type of surgery.
If you’d like to further explore either facial fillers or a facelift in improving the appearance of nasolabial folds, call us at 818.380.3130 to set up an appointment today!