Nasolabial folds are the grooves that run from the sides of your nose down to the corners of your mouth, also known as “smile” or “laugh lines”. These tend to deepen and become more visible as we age. This is not just due to repeated use of our facial muscles, but because our skin produces less elastin and collagen as it matures, causing its foundations to gradually weaken. Other factors such as genetics, lifestyle choices and sun damage can also mean that these lines are more pronounced in individuals.
Fortunately, nasolabial folds, as well as other types of fine lines and wrinkles, can be smoothed out or filled in by a variety of non-surgical procedures. Popular treatments include dermal fillers, which add volume and firmness. Chemical peels replenish the skin and speed up its renewal process. And thread lifts tighten the skin to give you a long-lasting lifting effect without surgery. If nasolabial folds, as well as other signs of ageing, are a concern for you, our doctor will discuss your best options during your no-obligation consultation.
The nasolabial folds are not a flaw but rather a typical feature of the face. There is no medical necessity to address them, even if they can develop or deepen with time and as a result of smiling. Nasolabial fold sufferers should consult our qualified doctor who specialises in these treatments. Numerous individual characteristics will determine the best course of therapy, and what is effective for one person may not be effective for another. Anyone thinking about cosmetic solutions should speak openly and candidly with our doctors about their concerns.