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.
Like all wrinkles, these 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 line in nose to area.
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 lines. 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 these lines whilst giving a natural appearance.