Nose to mouth lines or folds are one of the earliest signs of facial aging that make a person feel that their face no longer looks fresh and young. These lines also called the nasal labial fold line, run from the corner of the nostril of the nose down to the corner of the mouth and begin to show usually in our thirties or forties. Smiling makes these lines look deeper. As we age, the cheek skin falls down or drapes over the nasal labial line to cre- ate a fold, making the face look tired.
This procedure is also known as the ‘fill in facial’ or ‘liquid facelift’; it adds lasting volume to your skin, giving you a rejuvenated look.
Before the treatment starts our medical practitioner will apply anaesthetic cream to numb the area, once you are nice and numb she will place tiny needles under the skin to remove those unwanted indentations. This normally takes 30 minutes. Results can be seen immediately. Make up can be applied after the procedure and treatment lasts from 9 months to about a year.
Traditionally treatments have revolved around fading creams, cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) and chemical peels. When successful, they can sometimes leave behind a white patch which may be more obvious than the original problem. Newer treatments such as lasers and IPL’s are much more specific. The light is able to specifically target the pigment and destroy it. This is done gently, so that not all pigment in the area is affected, and the background colour is preserved.
Although laser treatment is a fantastic method to remove pigments, it is not always the best choice and this is where the traditional methods are best utilised.
The Defyne Team at our Preston Clinic has the experience and skills to recommend a bespoke treatment package for you that may include Tebiskin Lightening Cream, ZO Obagi medical / Health skin care products or Eneerpeel Peels.