Unless Mother Nature graced you with plump “baby cheeks” that stayed with you and sculpted your face even as you matured, your prominent nasolabial folds have appeared more recently courtesy of the passing years. These creases, which run diagonally from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth, are some of the earliest signs of the aging process. And they deepen over time.
Nasolabial folds are the result of your facial skin’s natural tendency to sag as tissues age over time. As the years pass and damage from Denver’s mile-high climate accumulates, collagen and elastin in surface skin and underlying tissues break down. The loss of these elements-both so essential to youthful skin tone-causes your skin to actually slip downward on your face. Gravity begins to get the upper hand over skin that’s no longer elastic and supple. Hence, the name “nasolabial fold” is an appropriate one. Your midfacial skin begins to fold over the lower portion of your face.
Although this doesn’t paint a pretty picture, there are very effective ways to correct your deepening nasolabial folds and restore your youthful appearance. Contact us for an appointment at Rejuvenate! today. We’ll give you a full evaluation and work with you toward the best solution.
Giving Nasolabial Folds a Lift
Erasing nasolabial folds, also called smile lines, involves lifting the skin out of the creases and giving it the chance to lie flat again. There are two leading ways to accomplish this.
- To correct nasolabial folds with a non-invasive procedure, we’ll treat you with a dermal filler. We offer several safe, long-lasting, well-known products like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® our Denver clients can receive during a lunch break. These fillers are injected directly into your creases with fine needles. The gel-like consistency of the products helps re-create a firm foundation under the skin, allowing surface layers to unfold. The smooth skin you’ll see after your injections will last from a few to several months.
- Another option for treating fine lines and wrinkles on the face is laser skin rejuvenation. This treatment uses a unique laser wavelength to treat both the outermost and deeper layers of the skin in just one or two treatment sessions.
- During your visit to Rejuvenate!, we’ll assess the condition of your skin and design a treatment plan to help you reach your goals. You may discover today or in the future that a non-invasive approach won’t deliver the full enhancement you’re seeking. Should that be the case, Dr. Wolfe and Dr. Vath, our medical directors and board-certified plastic surgeons, are available to acquaint you with the benefits of a mini facelift or facelift in Denver. Facial plastic surgery is more involved than treatment with a tissue filler, of course, and many patients who are just starting to notice the effects of aging want to wait. But if you’re seeking dramatic improvement, you may decide one of today’s modern facial procedures offers what you need. You’ll find that facial plastic surgery is not only safe and effective, it involves less discomfort and shorter recovery times than you probably think.
The surgeons, nurses, medical assistants, aestheticians and other health care professionals at Rejuvenate! and The Center for Cosmetic Surgery want to partner with you in your campaign to look your best. When you visit our medical spa at either of two offices conveniently located to serve the entire Denver metro area, you’ll find us committed to an open, honest relationship with you. One is located just outside of Denver in lovely Golden, Colorado immediately off of 6th Ave westbound and the other is located downtown in Cherry Creek, Denver.
Call us at (303) 278-2600 to schedule time to come in and get to know us.
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