Laugh Lines or Nasolabial Folds Filler are lines around the mouth that are accentuated when we smile or laugh. They run from the outer corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. The formation of laugh lines is due to the natural process of aging.
The presence of laugh lines is causally related to our cheeks. As we age, the fat pads in the cheeks lose volume and support. The cheek fat pads descend downwards and deepens the folds around the cheeks. Some risk factors for premature worsening of the nasolabial folds are smoking, sun exposure, weight fluctuations and sleeping on the side.
The most common nonsurgical treatment for nasolabial folds is dermal fillers. In my clinic, I use Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the skin. It holds in moisture like a sponge, to keep skin firm, soft and supple. Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers are not permanent, create natural looking results, and are less expensive than cosmetic surgery. In my practice, I use Juvederm and Teoxane products. I have chosen these two product lines, based on experience and amazing results. There are many dermal fillers, however, I only inject then most elite and leading hyaluronic acid dermal filler products in the industry.
Another nonsurgical alternative to dermal fillers is Silhouette InstaLift absorbable sutures. Silhouette InstaLift uses advanced micro suspension technology to instantly lift while gradually adding volume which lasts up to two years. Hollow cones with a large 3-D surface provide efficient soft tissue suspension that reduces the risk of migration and extrusion. Silhouette InstaLift also stimulates collagen production to help correct age-related volume loss and recontour the face. Silhouette InstaLift is the only absorbable suture for cosmetic facial procedures authorized for sale by Health Canada.
It is important to find an advanced aesthetic injector that understands facial proportions. As with all treatments, treating the nasolabial folds or laugh lines should not be done in isolation. All treatments should be done within the context of the whole face.