Nasolabial Folds | Causes and Treatment Using Dermal Fillers

Nasolabial Folds | Causes and Treatment Using Dermal Fillers

With growing age, you may get some deep lines and wrinkles, formed at the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth. What are they? These are Nasolabial folds that appear gradually with time and its severity differs from person to person. You can also consider it as the most effective sign of aging. Do you think this is the time to relax? If you are a person who wants to take utmost care of your skin, then perhaps you will look for an instant treatment for such folds. Isn’t it? Well, in that case, it is important to know the signs and symptoms, its causes and how the nasolabial folds can be treated using cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers.

Let us start with the reasons of the occurrence of Nasolabial folds.


1. Exposure to Sun:

Exposure to the Sun means it is the exposure to the UV rays. As you know, ultraviolet rays of the Sun are highly responsible for the generation of free radicals. Thus when our skin comes in contact with the UV rays, these free radicals lead to facial wrinkles, and deep nasolabial folds, resulting in skin damage.

2. Smoking:

Are you addicted to smoking? Well, in this reference, you are leading your skin to get damage. “Smoking is injurious to health. It causes lung cancer.” These are the most pronounced statements that you always come across. But has anyone told you that smoking can cause nasolabial folds and wrinkles on your face? The chemicals present as the ingredients of the cigarettes results in mouth wrinkles, wrinkles under the eyes and therefore accelerate the aging process. This can also be the reason for having early aging wrinkles.

3. Aging:

With time, the elastin and collagen present in our body get destroyed. These are the two main elements that maintain the elasticity of our skin. Thus with its depletion, the skin starts losing its elasticity specially on the neck and face and gradually on all parts of our body. These ultimately loosen the skin and give rise to wrinkles and nasolabial folds.

4. Irregular weight:

This also can be the reason for nasolabial folds. A loss in your weight leads to loosen your skin and gain in your weight plumps the cheeks and enhance the nasolabial folds.

5. Unhealthy sleeping habits:

An improper sleeping habits can make your nasolabial folds deeper. Thus you should maintain a good night sleep of around eight hours on a routine basis.

6. Dehydration:

This is something very essential. Lack of water in your body is one of the major reason of occurrence of nasolabial folds. To prevent these it is your responsibility to maintain the normal hydration level. How? Drink at least 5 to 6 litres of water regularly. This will lead you to have a healthy skin thus removing skin wrinkles.

7. Unhealthy diet:

A proper diet means a diet with proper protein and nutrients. Otherwise, you can’t help having deep folds and furrows at a very young age.

So, causes are done. But what about the signs and symptoms of occurrence of such folds?
You will find a crease at the junction of your upper lip and the cheek, which is mainly emphasized by smiling and so referred to as smile or laugh lines.

Since now, you are aware of the causes and signs of nasolabial folds you will look for an effective treatment. And here comes the role of dermal fillers, the skin filler injectables.
Are you willing to reduce your facial wrinkles? Dermal Fillers are the one highly recommended by the cosmetic surgeons. How does it work?
Mostly hyaluronic acid based fillers are used to treat the affected area. These are formed of natural elements, present in our body itself. This stimulates the growth of lost collagen thus adding volume to your skin, plumping your skin and making it moisturized. These natural fillers when injected give an instant result and help you to get rid of all your skin problems at least for 6 months to 2years. This longevity truly depends on your body resistance and the quality of fillers injected.
Basically, there are three types of fillers according to its formation.

1. Bovine Collagen fillers:

These fillers are composed of the skin of the cow and thus considered less expensive treatment of wrinkles when compared to others. However, four to five times this treatment is carried on in order to bring back the collagen in your skin. You can easily opt for this, but mentioned you are not allergic to this particular filler.

2. Human Collagen fillers:

Human fillers are formed from the human cells and are more expensive than bovine collagen. This treatment needs to be repeated every three to six months as because they are less durable in nature.

3. Hyaluronic acid fillers:

These fillers are highly effective, known for its durability and its efficiency. They can be both synthetic as well as natural. We will recommend you for the natural one.

Apart from the above-mentioned fillers, there are several types of cosmetic dermal fillers still available to treat such folds. Such as PMMA based fillers, Calcium Hydroxylapatite based fillers and so on. Are you excited to know about these in details? Check out our blog on the 5 most popular dermal fillers.

You should also have a knowledge of how long the cosmetic dermal fillers last, and what are the FDA approved uses and side effects of using such fillers before committing to buy one and treat your wrinkles.