Nasolabial lines are commonly known as laugh lines, smile lines, or 法令纹. Nasolabial lines are deep-set wrinkles that appear at the side of the nose that extends to the corner of the mouth. While everyone has them, they can be more pronounced in some people and the lines tend to get worse with age.
There are several causes for wrinkles especially nasolabial lines such as:
SUN DAMAGE We spend a lot of time in the sun and the damage from UV rays can cause premature aging to the skin. Aged skin slows down the production of collagen and elastin and causes loose skin to form folds, commonly known as wrinkles and fine lines.
SMOKING Smoking accelerates the aging process. It also makes your skin dull and unattractive. Smoking generally involves pursing of lips which can lead to wrinkles around the mouth.
FACIAL EXPRESSION Nasolabial lines are called laugh lines because the lines become apparent when someone laughs or smiles. These lines will be permanently etched on the face when the facial muscles weaken over time.
AGING Nasolabial lines can develop because of sagging cheeks. Heavy, sagging cheeks can put weight on the mid-face and cause visible lines to develop at the sides of the mouth.
Nasolabial lines are complex to treat. While fillers do an excellent job of eliminating them, it can make you look bloated and unnatural. A holistic facial approach is needed to correct the surrouding areas and lift sagging contours. Consult our doctors to find out what the best solution is for you.
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- Nasolabial lines are found in everyone, but are more obvious in some. They get worse with age, due to loss of skin collagen and skin sagging.
- Fillers are a quick way to get rid of them, however, combination treatments may be needed to achieve an aesthetically more pleasing result.