How to remove nasolabial folds

The appearance of nasolabial folds with age is a common problem that both men and women face sooner or later. Nasolabial folds are vertical folds of skin that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. With age, such creases become more and more noticeable, which is certainly upsetting.

How to remove nasolabial folds

Fortunately, modern cosmetology has an answer to this problem. In this article, we will look at the best ways to get rid of nasolabial folds and restore your face to a more youthful and rested appearance.

Types of nasolabial folds

Nasolabial folds can most often be classified by their depth, which a cosmetologist will determine in a static position of the face. A crease can have a stage from 0 to 4, where 0 is the absence of a wrinkle in a static position, and 4 is the presence of a very deep crease in a calm position of the face.

It is important to understand that treating a crease can help improve the condition at stages 1-2, but it will not return the face to stage zero if there is already a serious and deep crease.

Why do nasolabial folds occur

Like the appearance of any wrinkles, the formation of a nasolabial fold is a complex process of age-related changes in the body. The main reasons for the formation of such creases are a decrease in the volume of the face, which occurs due to a decrease in the quality of skin and fat deposits, as well as skeletal changes.

With age, the structure of the bone tissue of the cheekbones becomes simpler, which, in combination with constant gravitational ptosis, leads to inevitable drooping of the skin of the cheeks. The gradual loss of substances such as collagen and elastin also negatively affects the appearance, because it is these substances that are responsible for maintaining volume and maintaining the shape of the face.

Mimic wrinklesCollagen and elastin are lost faster than usual in those people who have bad habits, disrupted sleep and eating patterns. Exposure to aggressive sunlight (photoaging) also accelerates the aging process of the skin, thus also reducing the appearance of nasolabial folds.

Less obvious reasons for the appearance of wrinkles include regular sleeping on your side. This habit can increase the appearance of wrinkles on one or both sides of the face. Extreme weight gain or loss, when the skin stretches and sags excessively, can also make wrinkles more noticeable.

How to prevent the formation of nasolabial wrinkles

It is impossible to completely avoid the appearance of wrinkles on the face, since this is an absolutely natural and inevitable process. However, everyone can minimize age-related changes in the body in order to maintain a young and healthy appearance for as long as possible.

Of course, there is no magic remedy that can prevent the appearance of nasolabial wrinkles. It is rather a set of actions built on the foundation of a healthy lifestyle (nutrition and water regime, sleep, physical activity) in combination with proper home skin care and well-chosen modern hardware and injection methods.

How to prevent the formation of nasolabial wrinkles

As written above, weight loss also negatively affects the formation of wrinkles. For this reason, it is important to monitor weight stability and eat a balanced diet.

It is important to avoid direct sunlight if you want to keep your skin looking youthful for as long as possible. This means that it is better to avoid targeted tanning completely, and at all other times it is necessary to apply a cream with a sun protection factor of 30 or more to the skin. This cream needs to be renewed every few hours.

Significantly preserves the youthfulness of the skin and properly selected daily care. With age, stronger and more effective products with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, retinol and other useful active substances should appear in any person’s cosmetic bag. To choose the right cosmetics for your skin type, you should seek an individual consultation with one of the specialists at the Esteva Clinic, an aesthetic medicine and dermatology clinic.

How to get rid of nasolabial lips: cosmetic procedures

Aesthetic medicine clinics know how to remove nasolabial folds and can offer many effective injection and hardware procedures against such folds on the skin. Cosmetologists will help you determine which procedure (or rather a combination of them) is ideal for you, after a thorough analysis of the condition of your skin.

You can evaluate the positive result in the fight against nasolabial folds received by Esteva Clinic aesthetic medicine clients in the photo below.

Contour plastic surgery of nasolabial folds

Contouring is the process of injecting fillers (most often based on hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite) into wrinkles to reduce their depth. In order to remove nasolabial folds using this method, it is necessary to contact only an experienced specialist who knows anatomy, because it is in this area that many important facial arteries are located.

Contour plastic surgery of nasolabial folds

Before starting the procedure, the doctor assesses the depth of the creases, after which he can determine the type and volume of the drug that needs to be administered. The filler is injected directly into the wrinkle tissue and is also distributed into the nearby muscles. This allows you to restore lost volume and smooth out folds.

If the patient has more superficial wrinkles, then they are filled using the blanching technique. Also, instead of ordinary needles, cannulas are often used – special flexible needles with a blunt tip and side holes for administering the drug. Using such needles, doctors achieve better results – soft tissues are less damaged and the rehabilitation period is shorter.

If necessary, local anesthesia cream is used to make the procedure as comfortable as possible for the patient. To remove nasolabial folds with injections it takes an average of 15-20 minutes, and the result lasts up to 12 months.

You can find out more useful information about facial contouring in our article “Face non surgery contour plastic” or in the video below.

Instrumental cosmetology in the fight against nasolabial disease

Another effective way to combat nasolabial folds is through various instrumental cosmetology procedures. The most effective technique in this niche is SMAS lifting.

SMAS lifting is the most effective non-invasive method for filling wrinkles. The non-surgical lifting effect is achieved thanks to highly targeted ultrasound waves that trigger the synthesis of collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin in the treated areas becomes more elastic and tightened. The procedure can be equally successfully performed by two of the most popular and effective devices: Altera SMAS-lifting or Ultraformer. SMAS can be used to improve the condition of the entire face or individual areas.

To obtain the desired result, one procedure is usually sufficient, the effect of which increases over 1.5 months and lasts for 1-3 years.

You can find out more about how the procedure works in the article “SMAS lifting Ultraformer III” or watch the video.

How to remove nasolabial folds permanently: thread lifting

Nasolabial folds can be tightened using threads, which is another option for an effective facelift without surgery. This lifting allows you to get long-term and noticeable results. If absorbable threads are used, the results last for 2-3 years. Non-absorbable threads retain their effect for 5-6 years. This very radical method of lifting is not suitable for everyone – you can remove nasolabial folds with threads if the creases are already very noticeable. At the initial stages of age-related changes, threads are usually not used and cosmetologists resort to other methods of facial modeling.

How to remove nasolabial folds: additional methods

Nasolabial folds can be affected using various cosmetic procedures. The methods described below are not suitable as the main way to deal with deep wrinkles, but they will be an excellent remedy against wrinkles in the early stages or as an addition to the main treatment:

◼   Botulinum toxin injections – the injection of the drug helps remove the nasolabial fold without adding volume, as happens when injecting filler. This option is not suitable for everyone, but only for patients with a certain anatomical structure of the face (when the nasal muscles are hypertonic and the gums are visible when smiling).

◼  Mesotherapy is an injection technique that involves introducing into the skin preparations based on hyaluronic acid, vitamins, amino acids, polynucleotides and other useful substances. Such a rich composition improves the condition of the skin, increases its turgor, and helps smooth out fine wrinkles. Mesotherapy is only suitable for young skin without strong signs of aging.

How to remove nasolabial folds

◼   Biorevitalization – a course of biorevitalization can be an excellent addition to many lifting procedures. The technique involves the introduction of hyaluronic acid into the nasolabial folds or other problem areas. A substance natural to the human body, it allows the skin to remain moisturized and toned. The method is suitable for those patients who have a crease in the nasolabial fold.

Patients often come to the clinic with the desire to remove wrinkles on their face using a laser. Note that it will not be possible to remove nasolabial folds with a laser, because the procedure is intended for completely different purposes.

You can learn more about how to get rid of nasolabial folds using modern cosmetic procedures during an individual consultation. Esteva Clinic doctors will carefully analyze the condition of your skin and select the ideal combination of procedures and cosmetics just for you.

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