The nasolabial folds, commonly known as smile lines or laugh lines, are the lines that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. These lines are a natural part of facial anatomy, and their formation is influenced by various factors, including the aging process, genetics, and facial expressions.
Nasolabial filler refers to the use of dermal fillers to address and reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines or laugh lines. Dermal fillers are injectable substances that add volume and fullness to areas of the face, helping to smooth wrinkles and enhance facial contours. When applied to the nasolabial folds, these fillers can provide a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
- Aging: One of the primary contributors to nasolabial fold formation is the aging process. As we age, the skin undergoes changes such as a decrease in collagen and elastin production. These structural proteins provide support and elasticity to the skin. As they diminish, the skin becomes more prone to sagging and the development of lines and folds.
- Loss of Facial Fat: The distribution and volume of facial fat also play a role in the formation of nasolabial folds. Over time, there can be a loss of fat in specific areas, including the cheeks, which can contribute to the prominence of these lines.
- Genetics: Genetic factors influence facial anatomy and the likelihood of developing certain facial features, including nasolabial folds. Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to deeper or more prominent smile lines.
- Sun Exposure: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can accelerate the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. Sun damage contributes to premature aging, including the formation of wrinkles and folds.
- Facial Expressions: Repetitive facial expressions, such as smiling, laughing, or squinting, can contribute to the development of nasolabial folds. Over time, the repeated movement of facial muscles can lead to the etching of lines in the skin.
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Benefits of Nasolabial Filler Treatment
Fillers minimise the appearance of wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth.
By filling in the nasolabial folds, the overall facial contours can be improved, creating a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Nasolabial filler treatment is a non-surgical procedure with minimal downtime, allowing patients to resume their daily activities promptly.