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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.

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.

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.

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