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What is a nasolabial fold?

Nasolabial folds are two deep wrinkles or lines which run from each side of the nose down to the corners of the mouth. They are very common but can vary in severity from person to person.

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What is a nasolabial fold?

Nasolabial folds are two deep wrinkles or lines which run from each side of the nose down to the corners of the mouth. They are very common but can vary in severity from person to person. Age, sun damage, and smoking are the biggest causes of deepening nasolabial folds. Losing or gaining a lot of weight can also cause them to worsen. Some people decide to have treatment to make their nasolabial folds look less prominent.

Nasolabial folds are also known as “laughter lines”.

How do you treat nasolabial folds?

There are several different treatments for nasolabial folds, including fillers, skin tightening and surgery.

  • Fillers are often the first step to treat nasolabial folds, but this non-invasive treatment is only a short-term solution.
  • A skin tightening procedure can be carried out if loose skin is the cause of nasolabial folds. This can be done in several ways. Here at the Cadogan Clinic, we use lasers, radio-frequency or Ultherapy.  Ultherapy is a non-surgical face and neck treatment that uses ultrasound to lift, tighten and tone loose skin naturally without surgery. Ultherapy incorporates traditional ultrasound imaging to allow the aesthetic specialist to see the  layers of tissue and isolate the deep foundational layers to be treated. Ultrasound energy is used to boost collagen production in the target area. There is no need to cut the surface of the skin.
  • Surgery is another option to treat nasolabial folds. At the Cadogan Clinic, we offer facelifts, a mini-facelift and micro-facelift, depending on the needs of the patient. Facelift surgery is a highly effective cosmetic procedure for both men and women to restore a youthful appearance to the face, and rejuvenate an individual's overall appearance.

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Are nasolabial folds unattractive?

Nasolabial folds are not necessarily unattractive. That said, they can pull at the corners of the mouth and give a person an unattractive scowl. If nasolabial folds are particularly deep, they can make a person look many years older than they actually are.

How do you get rid of nasolabial folds naturally?

Some people believe that facial exercises can get rid of nasolabial folds. You should treat such claims with caution, and pursue medical advice and medical treatment if you want to have any real effect on the appearance of these stubborn folds.

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What is nasolabial fold filler?

Dermal fillers are quick, injectable treatments which are very popular with those seeking a swift, non-surgical solution for ageing skin. The active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is naturally found in the skin, tendons and muscles of humans and therefore naturally combats an array of natural ageing symptoms, including nasolabial folds.

There are many different types of temporary fillers. At the Cadogan Clinic we only use Juvederm and Restylane, two industry leading filler products with millions of users worldwide.

At the Cadogan Clinic we only use temporary or 'resorbable' fillers based on naturally occurring hyaluronic acid that dissolves over time, as these are the safest and lower the risk of any long term side effects.

Dermal fillers can be applied in just 10 to 15 minutes. There is no need for an anaesthetic and those who have the procedure can immediately return to work or their daily routine. No recovery time is needed.


Treatments mentioned in this article

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Hyalronic Acid and Sculptra are very popular, quick injectable treatments that can soften facial wrinkles, lines and fill out hollows to recreate the smooth contours of younger skin. Fillers are popular with those seeking a swift, non-surgical solution for ageing skin that has lost volume as the collagen that previously helped to shape and support it has disappeared.

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Ultherapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tighten and tone loose skin on the jowls, neck, under the chin, eyebrows and chest area. This is a swift treatment with no recovery time and will tighten and stimulate the skin from within.

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Focussed on removing excess skin around the face, jaw and neck areas, the mini-facelift is an ideal treatment for people wanting to achieve a more youthful appearance without undergoing a full facelift procedure.

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Look five years younger in 20 minutes with the Micro-Facelift Procedure. Ideal for patients wishing to reduce the visible signs of ageing.

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