Nasolabial folds are the lines that extend from the nostrils right down to the end of your lips. They are also known as smile or laugh lines. For men and women who are conscious about lines on their face, the prominence of laugh lines can be concerning. But don’t worry—there are nasolabial fold treatments that you can undergo to get back that youthful and smooth face. There are two other ways to make your nasolabial folds “disappear”:
- Filling agents – Filler substance can be used and typically injected into the face. There is no need for major plastic surgery procedures unless the nasolabial folds are very deep or other parts of the face are also to be treated. One of the most popular agents is the collagen. Choose from human collagen or bovine collagen. The former is favored due to fewer occurrences of allergic reactions. Other injectable agents that you may opt for are Hyaluronic acid and Radiance.
- Fat transfer – If you are going to undergo liposuction procedures, hit two birds with one stone. You can now use your body fats to be injected to your face to reduce wrinkles, including nasolabial folds. This option is better for people who want natural filler for their nasolabial folds. There are drawbacks to fat transfer, though. Only around 20% of patients are able to attain long-lasting nasolabial fold corrections, and patients must meet a low metabolic rate to be a good candidate.
To know your options and which nasolabial treatment is best for you, consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. A good facial plastic surgeon should be able to give the details for each type of nasolabial folds treatment so you can make an informed decision. Alternatively, he or she should also give you other options should filler agents or fat transfers are not suitable for you.