Nasolabial Folds (NLF)
Deepening nose to mouth lines are one of the early signs of ageing and a very common concern.
As we age, the nasolabial folds, which run from the edge of the nose to the corners of the mouth, often deepen and give the face a tired, sad or sagging expression. This area can distort the balance of the midface and change the relationship and balance between the lower and upper face.
Treating Nasolabial Folds
The most common treatment for nose to mouth lines is dermal filler.
Using the latest hyaluronic acid fillers, doctors and practitioners can replenish the lost volume to build out the creases that appear over time. Facial filler injections can be carefully placed and built up to smooth out the lines for a fresher appearance.
However, this approach is not the only tactic.
Experienced Aesthetic Doctors understand that focusing on one area in isolation can lead to a less satisfactory result than seeing the face as a whole. There are other approaches which may give a more holistic result.
8 Point Facelift / Multi Point Facelift
The 8-Point Face Lift, or Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre’s more sophisticated development, the multi-point facelift are both procedures which use dermal fillers in a very specific way. A number of injection points are used to lift the facial tissues for a fresher look. This can certainly benefit the nose to mouth lines, but as part of a more global lift. The procedure adds volume to smooth out the skin tissues, but also adds structure beneath the skin to improve the facial contours and perk up sagging tissues.
Another approach is to use a thread lift. Threads can be used very effectively for lifting the mid-face and improving the jowl area, tightening and firming the skin. Again, these can be used to improve the nose to mouth lines as part of a more global lift.
There are a number of options of thread lift:
Sometimes, prominent nose to mouth lines are caused by strong or overactive muscle activity in the area. Botulinum toxin may be used to lessen the movement in the area, so that the skin is stretched less and able to drape more smoothly.
Advanced Skin Technology
Finally, a host of advanced technology options are now available. These work in various ways to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Treatment can be focused on the specific nose to mouth area, but often a better result is seen by addressing this area within the whole context of facial ageing.
Options to consider are:
Whats Right for Me?
With a range of alternative choices and treatments, the key is to choose the most suitable one.
A private consultation is the starting point for all patients in order to facilitate a full discussion about the desired results as well as detailed facial and skin assessment. Find out more:
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre has an excellent reputation in the Northampton area as an independent, doctor-led practice with over 10 years experience. Cosmetic skin treatments are carried out by Dr John Tanqueray, who also works with Allergan to train other professionals in his skills and techniques.
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