Treating The Nasolabial Folds With Dermal Filler
The Safest Way To Treat Nose To Mouth Lines
"Smile lines" or "laughter lines" start at the bottom of the nose and extend to the corners of the mouth. These lines can become more prominent with age as the facial tissue above the lines sag and collagen is lost from the skin. Understandably, people book a consultation with a cosmetic doctor with the aim of improving them by using dermal filler.
Since 2015 Dr Jonathan Burrows has been treating patients who have concerns about their Nasolabial folds. Dr Burrows' training, experience and aesthetic eye for detail, have resulted in the safest way to treat nose-to-mouth lines with dermal fillers.
The Causes Of Prominent Nose To Mouth Lines
These lines are the natural part of the gradient between your cheeks and upper lip. As your skin thins and succumbs to the effects of gravity they may become more noticeable. The Nasolabial folds become more prominent due to:
1) Loss of collagen through ageing.
2) Loss of facial fat and the sagging of tissue above the lines.
4) Weight fluctuations.
5) Excess sun exposure and skin damage from UV light.
The Safest Way To Treat Nasolabial Folds
The procedure is carried out with only minimal discomfort. Prior to the treatment a local anaesthetic is applied to numb the skin. Then a small insertion point for the cannula is made using a needle.
The cannula has a rounded tip which means there is less likelihood of the wall of a blood vessel being penetrated with dermal filler. This means that the procedure is safer and has a lower risk of complications than using a needle to inject the dermal filler. The dermal filler used also contains a local anaesthetic which further helps to reduce any pain and discomfort.
The technique gives excellent results which should last between 9 to 12 months.