Looking your best can be more difficult than it sounds. So many lines and wrinkles of the face can leave you looking tired, older, or weathered. Thankfully Dr. Brian F. Burns offers non-surgical skin care and advanced facial cosmetic surgery to people in the greater Victoria, TX area.
While crow’s feet and frown lines are common problem areas, many people also deal with pronounced nasolabial folds. The team at South Texas Plastic Surgery would like to go over the basics of these facial lines and what kinds of procedures can reduce their prominence.
About Nasolabial Folds
Nasolabial folds refer to the deep lines that form around the edges of the nose and extend down to the sides of the mouth. These are natural, normal lines off the face, though they can deepen with age. When nasolabial folds become too pronounced, they can leave a person looking years older, and have a negative overall impact on facial aesthetics in the process.
There are numerous treatment options to consider for nasolabial folds that can leave them looking less pronounced.
Dermal Fillers for Nasolabial Folds
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that adds volume to the injection site. By adding volume to problems areas of the face, lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas can get filled in. This leaves the face looking smoother and younger.
How Effective Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers can work wonders for nasolabial folds, making them appear far less pronounced. The results of dermal filler injections are temporary, lasting several months. Repeat injections can be administered to prolong the aesthetic benefits.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening for Nasolabial Folds
Skin tightening techniques refer to various methods of making the facial skin more taut. By tightening the skin, deep wrinkles and fine lines become less noticeable, and your skin appears rejuvenated. These skin tightening options may involve the use of lasers, radiofrequency energy, or ultrasound to promote the growth of new collagen beneath the skin.
How Effective Is Non-Surgical Skin Tightening?
Skin tightening treatments can be relatively effective for minor lines and wrinkles, though the procedures may have limited impact on deeper lines such as nasolabial folds. It’s still an option worth considering for some patients.
Facial Plastic Surgery for Nasolabial Folds
If non-surgical treatments yield poor results or are simply not viable, patients can also undergo facial surgery. A mid-face lift or the use of cheek implants may be able to reduce the prominence of nasolabial folds and give you a more youthful overall appearance in the process.
How Effective Is Facial Plastic Surgery?
Facial plastic surgery can work well for treating nasolabial folds in some instances. With proper targeting and planning, a surgeon can reduce the depth and prominence of these common facial wrinkles and help you look years younger.
Creating a Treatment Plan Just for You
Each patient has different cosmetic goals and concerns. That is why our goal is to craft a treatment plan that is specific to your needs. We can discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all treatment options in much more detail during your visit to our practice.
Contact an Experienced Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon
To learn more about your treatment options for nasolabial folds and other lines and wrinkles, be sure to contact a skilled facial cosmetic surgeon and skin care specialist. The team at South Texas Plastic Surgery can help you. You can reach our office by phone at (361) 576-1975.