Nasolabial folds are those fine wrinkles or expression lines that run from the nose to the lips. They are evidence that aging has arrived, not only for the sufferer but also for others.
The wrinkles between the nose and lips are very visible because they are in a central area of the face, so they can generate a deep dislike.
Why does the nasolabial fold appear?
Age is the main cause of these folds, because the skin loses its firmness, so the facial muscles and the fat located in this part of the face also lose their support.
As you know, everyday facial expressions also favor the appearance of certain wrinkles. In this case, when we smile or perform other movements in a habitual way, we draw the lines where the nasolabial folds will be marked.
Although advancing age causes the majority of nasolabial folds, the truth is that there are also young people with these folds, as genetics, constitution and skin type also have an influence.
These furrows between the lips and nose are always present, but we only see them when we laugh, because they are created by the contraction of the risorius and zygomatic muscles. Hence it is known as the wrinkle of laughter.
There is no exact age at which nasolabial folds appear, but it is usually between the ages of 40 and 50, when we see signs that the skin is beginning to sag.
Prevent nasolabial folds
Ideally, we should start taking preventive care of the skin when it has not yet begun to lose its properties, so that we can prolong the time it will take for certain consequences of aging to show.
When it comes to preventing lip furrows, these actions should be aimed at taking care of the skin on a daily basis, protecting it from external agents and following a diet rich in foods that promote the creation of collagen.
Facial massages and the use of moisturizing and anti-wrinkle creams also help to delay the loss of elasticity and firmness of the superficial layers of the skin.
It is also recommended to sleep on the back, to avoid tension in the cheekbones when resting the face on the pillow.
How to identify nasolabial folds
It is possible to check whether lip lines will be marked on a face. To do this, stand in front of a mirror, smile and count the seconds it takes for the lines formed at the corners of the lips to disappear. If it is more than 3 seconds, the nasolabial folds will not be long in coming.
How to remove the nasolabial fold?
Conventional cosmetics do not work to try to eliminate lip folds. In any case, as we have said on several occasions, each skin is different and deserves a detailed study to decide what is most suitable.
Eliminating the nasolabial fold is complicated because it involves physiological actions. Nowadays, it is no longer necessary to resort to invasive procedures such as lifting or thread tightening. It works by trying to support the skin while also boosting the creation of collagen and elastin.
We can get rid of nasolabial folds with dermal fillers to give the face a more youthful appearance. The objective is to give a natural look by giving strength to the skin structure.
Remove nasolabial folds without surgery
Hyaluronic acid is the active ingredient indicated to fill these wrinkles. Treatment with hyaluronic acid injections involves infiltrations along the nasolabial folds. As hyaluronic acid is present in our body, it is absorbed by the tissues.
The effect is long-lasting, but not permanent, so it must be repeated from time to time, depending on the morphology of each skin.
With electroporation, no injections would be necessary, since the active ingredients are introduced into the deep layers of the skin by means of high-voltage electrical pulses. We can introduce low and medium molecular weight hyaluronic acid, which acts as a filler. We also provide peptides that stimulate fiber production. If we thicken the dermis, we lift the wrinkle and generate a more durable filler.
In this way we compensate for the loss of fat due to aging, which is partly responsible for the loss of volume in the face.
In addition, electroporation treatment could be enhanced with radiofrequency, since it generates a significant increase in fibers if it is localized, which causes a thickening of the skin.
Con el HIFU también es posible conseguir bbuenos resultados, mediante el uso de ondas de ultrasonido. By using them in a focused way and with high intensity in a very small area of the face, we stimulate the subcutaneous cellular tissue creating new proteins and enhancing skin support.
After any of these treatments, avoidance of alcohol consumption, anti-inflammatory drugs and exposure to ultraviolet rays directly on the treated area should be avoided.