Nasolabial Fold Treatment Fort Myers
Most people develop nasolabial folds as they age. What are they? These folds are more commonly known as smile lines and are the indentation lines on either side of the mouth. Nasolabial folds do become more prominent when you smile, and if you have deep lines, you might feel self-conscious. The good news is that there is nasolabial fold treatment in Fort Myers at Elmquist Eye Group.
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Laugh lines or smile lines do tend to deepen with age. The folds are comprised of muscles and tissue bundles and as your skin ages, sages and becomes thinner, the nasolabial folds become more pronounced. Smiling can make the folds deeper, much the same way that frowning can cause frown lines between the eyebrows.
Development of nasolabial folds is perfectly normal. The folds are extremely common. They are not a medical condition, but severity does vary greatly among people. In some patients, the folds can extend down to the chin (commonly called marionette lines). As people age, we lose collagen, making the skin thinner and weaker. Likewise, people who lose fat in their faces have nasolabial folds that appear saggier. Sun exposure contributes to the depth of the folds because the sun’s harmful rays do damage skin over time, changing its texture and causing wrinkles. Smokers and people who have frequent weight fluctuations tend to have deeper folds.
Can nasolabial folds be treated?
Many people have a desire for their nasolabial folds to be less prominent. Fortunately, there are treatment options. Dermal fillers can be used to fill in the folds. While these fillers cannot make the folds disappear, they can make the folds much less pronounced and help the skin in the general area look fuller, plumper and more youthful.
An experienced doctor can apply the fillers just under the skin in the region of the nasolabial fold. Some doctors even provide injections in the upper cheek; this serves to give the cheek a lift and makes the nasolabial fold much less noticeable.
For treatment, Dr. Yasaira Rodriguez is a valued member of our Elmquist team. She specializes in cosmetic procedures and is also a comprehensive ophthalmologist who performs cataract and glaucoma surgeries.
She uses cosmetic injections like BOTOX®, Dysport®, JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® as dermal fillers for non-surgical facial rejuvenation. She performs these procedures right in her offices in Fort Myers as well as Cape Coral, and routinely helps patients with facial volume loss and line correction
When choosing a dermal filler treatment, it is very important to also make sure you choose the right physician. Dr. Rodriguez is a caring and committed physician who strives to provide the highest quality of personalized cosmetic care and eye care to her patients.
Please give us a call to learn more about the cosmetic procedures we offer. Dr. Rodriguez is ready for you to be our next new patient receiving nasolabial fold treatment in Fort Myers. She will discuss your goals and answer any concerns you have at your initial appointment, so be sure to call our office today to schedule. We can’t wait to meet you.