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Nasolabial folds

Nasolabial folds are sometimes referred to as smile or laugh lines.65 These lines typically, curve down from the side of our nose to the corners of our mouth.42

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Why do some people get nasolabial folds?

As we age and our facial structures begin to sag, these dynamic lines become more prominent looking on our face: they become more noticeable as the skin hangs down, giving us a “defeated” look.58,66

Common factors that can cause these lines to start appearing earlier are smoking and exposure to sunlight. Facial expressions also play a huge role, so if we smile or laugh a great deal, there is a chance that we will develop deeper laugh lines at a younger age.52,66

 Indeed, when these lines begin to deepen and appear more like a fold rather than a cute bracket enclosing our smile, we may feel the need to get rid of them.66

How can hyaluronic acid treat nasolabial folds?

As skin ages, the collagen and elastin fibres in our skin break down, reducing our skin's ability to “snap back” from smiles and other facial expressions. Nasolabial folds become more obvious as our skin loses volume, elasticity and moisture.58,66

Products containing Hyaluronic Acid as an active ingredient restore volume and plump the skin around our laugh lines to diminish their appearance. The slackening and drooping seen in this dynamic area can also be treated with such HA products.66,76

Which HA treatments are suitable for nasolabial folds?

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are more popular treatment option to plump up the skin under nasolabial folds. These fillers restore the lost volume and soften the appearance of creases, providing noticeable and natural results.66,76,79

How many treatments are needed to see satisfactory results?

The results of Hyaluronic Acid filler injections can be noticeable immediately after nasolabial folds treatment, with additional improvements in skin volume appearing noticeable in the week following the injections.80

The results typically last more than 12 months.26,75,80

Nevertheless, the average duration of treatment depends on several factors: our skin type, the severity of the wrinkle/fold to be corrected, the type of injection and the volume of product injected.75

Over time, our body gradually breaks down the injected HA, causing our nasolabial folds to deepen again. Touch-up treatments will be required to maintain a rejuvenated appearance.79

Oval of the face

As time goes by, our face can lose its volume and oval: this is the result of sagging facial fat and skin.

Chin augmentation

Our chin plays an important role in the overall silhouette and symmetry of our face. Balanced and harmonious facial features are key to a beautiful appearance and self-confidence. If we have a short or stubby chin, the entire facial structure is affected.85

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