Nose To Mouth Lines cityskinclinic

WHAT ARE NOSE TO MOUTH LINES?

Nose to mouth lines or nasolabial folds as they’re technically called are creases that extend from the edge of the nose down to the corner of the mouth. They can appear in both young and old people when they smile. However, as we grow older these folds can become deeper and apparent even without making any facial expressions. The biggest complaint people tend to have is that these lines make the lower face appear heavier and older.

WHAT CAUSES NOSE TO MOUTH LINES?

Like all wrinkles, nose to mouth lines form when skin ages and loses its collagen and elastin. This results in thinner more fragile skin which is prone to wrinkling. At the same time, fat is lost from underneath the facial tissues. This results in lost volume and structure. As a result, the skin of the mid and lower face sags which creates the appearance of a fold or nose to mouth line.

 

TREATMENTS FOR NOSE TO MOUTH LINES

The most effective non-surgical treatment for nose to mouth lines is hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm. Dermal fillers can be used to directly fill in the line. However, the most effective and most natural looking treatment is produced by replacing the lost midface volume through injecting dermal filler into the cheek area. This lifts the skin upwards and smoothes the fold. For deeper lines, a combination of injecting filler into the midface and directly into the wrinkle will treat the nose to mouth lines whilst giving a natural appearance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We don't recommend using Botox for nose to mouth line treatment as it can affect the muscles of expression around the mouth. Since nose to mouth lines are largely caused by volume loss, in our experience dermal fillers provide the best results.
This will depend on how much volume you have lost in your face, the amount of skin sagging and how deep the nose to mouth lines. As a minimum, we usually recommend 1ml of dermal filler for very fine and early lines. For deeper folds, at least 2-3ml of filler may be required to replace lost midface volume, lift up sagging skin and directly fill in the lines.
The best place t start is by developing a regular skincare routine which nourishes and protects your skin thus reducing the impact of ageing. Whilst you can't stop the volume loss which causes nose to mouth lines and wrinkle formation, you can tighten and firm up your skin with professional treatments like laser, chemical peels and collagen induction therapy.