Your smile is one of your best features, but if your nasolabial folds are causing you to have RBF when you’re not actively smiling, you may want to consider nasolabial fold fillers.
What causes nasolabial folds?
Nasolabial folds, also known as laugh lines or smile lines, are the lines that run from the bottom of your nose down to your mouth. They are a normal part of human anatomy, but after years of smiling, they become creased and more pronounced. The aging process is usually considered the main cause of nasolabial folds, but there are other factors as well. They include:
- Fat loss from aging or weight loss
- Collagen loss from aging, UV rays, tobacco, or excessive sugar intake
- Sun exposure, which damages the skin and causes it to sag
- Smoking, which results in the breakdown of collagen
The natural aging process results in the decrease of collagen and elastin production, which causes the nasolabial folds to sag.
Benefits of using filler for nasolabial folds
Dermal fillers offer a solution for temporarily restoring volume to the nasolabial folds, smoothing out wrinkles, and rejuvenating the appearance. The benefits of using fillers for smile lines include:
- Minimized appearance of nasolabial fold
- Reduced depth of laugh lines
- Lifted skin
- Fuller cheeks
- Smoother, softer skin
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Quick procedure
- No downtime
- Natural-looking results
- Long-lasting results
The best way to maximize your results is to have your filler injected by a highly skilled practitioner who is experienced in the use of dermal fillers for nasolabial folds.
Nasolabial fold filler treatment
When you come to San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic for your nasolabial fold filler treatment, Dr. Parvin Mani will evaluate the condition of your skin, the depth of your creases, and other factors to determine the type of filler that will be best for minimizing the appearance of your smile lines. Each procedure Dr. Mani performs is customized to the needs of the individual, but the following two types of fillers are the ones she uses most often to treat nasolabial folds:
Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite, which enables the formula to provide immediate contouring in addition to long-term collagen stimulation.
The Restylane line of formulas contain hyaluronic acid, which helps to restore lost volume and a natural, youthful appearance.
Dermal filler treatments are safe and non-surgical, and they provide beautiful, natural-looking results that can last for 6 to 18 months, depending on the formula.
Other ways to soften nasolabial folds
Dermal fillers are not the only way to soften your nasolabial folds. Other methods work well, too. Collagen stimulation, for example, gradually works to help your skin become plumper and firmer so that the nasolabial folds fill in naturally. Collagen stimulation treatments include:
Sculptra Aesthetic is an injectable, but not a dermal filler. Its main active ingredient, poly-L-lactic acid, does not create immediate volume but instead works to stimulate collagen for gradual improvement and natural results.
- Laser skin resurfacing
Fraxel laser skin resurfacing works by stimulating the skin in order to reproduce new cells for a healthier, more vibrant appearance.
Refresh your look and rejuvenate your appearance today!
At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, we’re passionate about helping you look and feel your best. Dr. Mani is an expert in the art and science of using cosmetic fillers, injectables, and other anti-aging procedures to help you achieve a gorgeous and timeless appearance. For more information on any of our services or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mani, please call us at (619) 583-7555 today.