When you think of laugh lines, you probably think of the lines that can develop from the corner of your eyes. These are also called crows feet, and they are formed from the repeated laughter expression. But other muscles in your face are involved when laughing, and this means that lines can also develop in other places. Particularly around the nasolabial folds. And to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in this area, dermal fillers can be a great option. Here at The Skin and Wellbeing clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic treatment providers, and we offer a range of aesthetic procedures, including dermal filler treatments, as well as anti-wrinkle injections. As a result, we have produced this guide to the advantages of dermal fillers for laugh lines.
What are nasolabial folds?
The crease that runs from either side of the nose, towards the corners of the mouth, is known as the nasolabial fold. As part of the natural ageing process, this crease can become more pronounced and noticeable, ageing your face and leading to a tired expression. This is because of a loss of fat from the cheeks themselves, which reduces the volume of the face, making this crease appear deeper. Over-time, with repeated smiling, these creases can become permanent.
Dermal filler for nasolabial folds
Because the nasolabial fold become increasingly more pronounced as volume and fat is lost from the face, dermal fillers can be a great solution.
Dermal fillers involve injecting hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance) into different areas of the skin. For cheek fillers for example, different points of the cheek will be injected, depending on your personal facial anatomy. To tackle nasolabial laughter lines however, the filler will be injected at different points for different people. This could be in the bottom half of the cheek, or the upper half, depending on your own facial build.
By increasing the volume of the face, around the nasolabial fold, the skin will become smoother and fuller. This prevents any sagging skin from causing the crease to appear more pronounced, and helps to maintain a youthful appearance.
Advantages of dermal filler for laugh lines
So, why should you choose dermal fillers to target your laugh lines? Instead of any other option? Well, there are several reasons, including:
Dermal fillers are non-surgical – other treatment options to help tackle these folds include surgical face-lifts, which come with greater risks and greater recovery periods. Because dermal fillers are non surgical, they can be a fast, efficient and safe solution.
Treat the whole face – dermal fillers can be used to add volume to your skin, wherever you need it, with the effect of reducing overall sagging and volume loss, as well as reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds. This means that you will get natural looking results, tailored for your facial build and symmetry.
Fast and effective – the whole procedure for nasolabial folds will take less than one hour, and you will be able to see results in just a few days. The fillers are also long lasting, with top ups only required every 6 to 12 months.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners.