What are Nasolabial Folds?
June 21, 2013 - By Dr. Jules Feledy
Wrinkles that travel from each side of the nose to the corners of your mouth are known as nasolabial folds, nasal labial folds, or simply “smile lines.”
Nasolabial wrinkles are often the first lines that people seen around the mouth. Many are bothered by them and seek a treatment to remove or erase them.
Nasolabial folds are caused by a combination of factors, such as:
- Muscle tension (smiling)
- Loss of facial volume
- Lack of bone structure in cheeks
- Sagging or overhang in the cheek tissue
The severity of these conditions varies widely, so the treatments vary and need to be tailored for each patient.
How Can I Treat Nasolabial Wrinkles?
Don’t expect to find a skin care product that can treat nasolabial folds. Although products that have antioxidants and Retinoids can help with overall skin health and anti-aging, these are designed to work at the topical level. To effectively treat the nasolabial folds, we need to replenish the volume of the tissue from within and/or smooth out the cheek area.
The most common treatments for nasolabial wrinkles are injectable products like Juvederm, Radiesse, or Restylane. These products are sold by the syringe, so the cost of treatment depends on the dosage required. During a consultation, we can advise you about the dosage and treatment cost needed to achieve your goals.