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Nasolabial Folds

The nasolabial fold is the deep crease running from either side of the nose down towards the corners of the mouth. Also known as a “smile line,” this crease is caused by volume loss, ageing of the skin, and repeated movement of the mouth. 

While it is attractive to have a little fold here, a deep fold can make you look older than you truly are.

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Treating Nasolabial Folds

This crease becomes more noticeable as part of the natural ageing process. 

Fat is lost from the cheeks, reducing skin volume and making this fold appear deeper. Repeated smiling or having a “big smile” may result in permanent, deep creases in this area. Even after you’re no longer smiling, the line remains.

Deep nasolabial folds can be corrected through injections of dermal filler into the surrounding area, restoring the lost volume and softening the appearance of these creases. The goal of nasolabial fold injections is to even out the skin volume, making the area look smoother and more youthful.


Who is suitable to have this treatment?

If you are concerned about the appearance of your smile lines, this treatment may be right for you. People who are more mature or who are slim tend to have more pronounced nasolabial folds. Genetics also plays a role in the appearance of this area of your face. A nasolabial fold treatment can be performed on most adults, men, or women in good general health


What Causes Nasolabial Folds?

Nasolabial folds form as part of the natural ageing process. As the body ages, we lose bone mass, and the fat cells in the face begin to drop down. 

When combined with a reduction in collagen and elastin production, lost volume causes nasolabial folds to form. 

Certain lifestyle choices can cause nasolabial folds to form prematurely. 

Smoking and overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can break down collagen and elastin fibres, resulting in more noticeable nasolabial folds.


Can Losing Weight Get Rid of Nasolabial Folds?

Unfortunately, nasolabial folds do not improve after significant weight loss. We recommend exercise and staying in good shape as part of a healthy lifestyle,  but it usually won’t help reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, or wrinkles.

These folds are caused by a loss of volume and a drop in the production of collagen. This treatment can help to restore lost volume and soften nasolabial folds to achieve a more youthful appearance. 

Does Smiling Cause Nasolabial Folds?

Smiling and other repetitive muscle movements can impact your facial features, but this is generally a secondary cause of nasolabial folds. The loss of bone mass and volume in the face is a natural part of the ageing process that causes nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and other facial folds to form. Several factors can make you more prone to these facial lines, including genetics, sun-damaged skin, and lifestyle choices.

 Will I Need To Attend a Consultation?

Before receiving a nasolabial fold treatment, you will need to attend a free consultation with one of our skilled practitioners. Your practitioner will examine your skin and the lower cheek area to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. They will also ask questions about your medical history and your expected treatment outcomes. 

The consultation is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and discuss any concerns you have about the procedure.  Your practitioner will also advise you of all the risks and possible complications associated with this treatment, and you will receive a quote based on the recommended treatment plan. Book your free consultation visit today.