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What Are Nasolabial Folds and How Can They Be Treated?

By tmccall on January 08, 2016

A woman touching her faceOne of the leading plastic surgeons and aesthetic skin care specialists in the area, Dr. Tracy McCall has built a strong patient base thanks to her record of excellent results. Many of her Milwaukee-area facial surgery and skin care patients look years and years younger thanks to a visit with Dr. McCall.

There are plenty of lines and wrinkles to worry about if you want to look your youngest. Nasolabial folds are one example of these age lines that have to be taken seriously. Let's explore the issue in more detail right now.

About Nasolabial Folds

Nasolabial folds are the lines of the face that form at the corners of the nose and extend downward to the sides of the mouth. These folds are naturally present on everyone's face, though with time, they can become aesthetic problems. In a number of cases, they make a person's face look much older, and the nasolabial folds can be a major source of self-consciousness.

What Causes Nasolabial Folds to Form?

Nasolabial folds become more pronounced as a result of the natural aging process. This is the result of the gradual breakdown of tissue in the face. In addition, smoking and sun damage can make nasolabial folds more pronounced since they exacerbate and accelerate the natural aging process and affect the overall quality of your skin.

While facial plastic surgery is typically not an ideal option for nasolabial folds, there are many other non-surgical treatments to consider that can help you have a more youthful and rejuvenated face.

Dermal Filler Injections Can Enhance Your Appearance

Dermal fillers injections refer to treatments that add volume to the treatment area through the use of specially processed solutions. There are many kinds of dermal fillers available, many of which contain hyaluronic acid, a safe substance that naturally occurs in the human body.

Some common kinds of dermal fillers include JUVÉDERM®, Artefill, and Radiesse®. The results of these dermal filler injections tend to last several months, and additional treatments can be performed multiple times as needed in order to ensure enhanced appearance for years and years to come.

Fat Transfer Injections Are Ideal for Anti-Aging

Another effective treatment option to consider for nasolabial folds is fat transfer. Also known as microlipoinjection, the process involves a combination of liposuction and a variant on the dermal filler injection process. Liposuction is performed in order to harvest fat from the patient, which is then purified through centrifugal force and injected into the area of the nasolabial folds. This adds volume to folds and improves the overall appearance of the face.

The results of fat transfer last longer than dermal filler treatments in a number of cases, and the fat injected into the face will only be partially absorbed into the body, helping with long-lasting aesthetic enhancement.

Which Treatment Option Is Right for Me?

There are many different options to consider when it comes to facial rejuvenate and wrinkles reduction. To achieve the best results, it's important that you visit the practice for a consultation, which will help us answer all of your questions and address your concerns, allowing you to make the best decisions about your cosmetic treatment options.

Contact Dr. Tracy McCall

If you would like more information about treating facial lines and wrinkles, it's important that you contact our advanced dental care center today. Dr. Tracy McCall will help you have a youthful and more rejuvenated appearance.

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