Looking younger is overwhelming for the mind and can cost a lot too. All you want is not to age, but is it possible? Can you stop aging? Is it natural? Accepting and understanding that aging is essential for physical and mental well-being is good. Meanwhile, the sooner you realize it, the better it becomes for your overall well-being. However, technological advancements have changed our lifestyle in a way we never imagined!

The most visible signs of aging are facial lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin. When you smile, do you get nasolabial folds, known as smile or laugh lines? They are creases on your skin on both sides of your nose till the corners of your mouth. You lose volume midface, causing cheek skin to sag and creating a crease from nose to lips. Remember, these creases are easily visible and can become permanent with age, smoking, and sunlight exposure.

Causes of Nasolabial Folds 

  • Aging – With age, your cheekbones become flat, and gravity can pull down that loose skin. Collagen and elasticity allow your skin to hold its original shape.
  • Sun damage – Sun rays can break down the collagen in the skin.
  • Smoking – It destroys the collagen in your skin.
  • Weight loss or gain – If you lose excess or gain one, your skin can either become saggy or accumulate, highlighting nasolabial folds.

When you are young, your nasolabial folds only appear when you smile or laugh. As you age, the folds become visible and permanent irrespective of facial activity. You don’t need any tests, as you see them, or you don’t. Industry experts suggest ways to prevent nasolabial folds, such as using skincare products that stimulate collagen, other products that contain antioxidants and Vitamin C, adding retinoids, and avoiding sun exposure. But our treatment methods can help retain youthfulness and eliminate nasolabial folds quickly. Learn more about our treatment methods by scheduling an appointment with Riopelle Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center at (925) 275-9333.