Nasolabial folds are, first of all, wrinkles that run along the nasolabial triangle. They are especially noticeable at the moment of a person’s smile. These folds are not wrinkles, but belong to the group of mimic folds. No one is immune from their appearance. It is only a matter of time.
Causes of nasolabial folds
The causes of nasolabial folds are the low elasticity of the human face. Therefore, in one they appear earlier, in the other later. Also, these folds appear early with the wrong lifestyle and bad habits. Smoking and excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages immediately affect the skin and exacerbate hereditary factors in the formation of nasolabial folds.
Many believe that the cause of the appearance of wrinkles in the area of the nasolabial triangle is the wrong position of the face during sleep. But this is far from true. If a person has a pronounced facial expression, this is one of the reasons for the formation of nasolabial folds. When people smile, you can see the lines running from the nose to the corners of the lips. At a young age, they smooth out, but with age, sagging muscles occur. Due to the low release of collagen, skin turgor decreases. Nasolabial folds occur not only in old age, people of all ages are susceptible to this.
If wrinkles appear on the face, the correction depends on the degree of their depth. Shallow folds can be removed at home, but with deep ones, you will have to consult a doctor.
Methods for correcting nasolabial folds
- Gymnastics for the face
Facial gymnastics must be carried out with clean, well-washed hands. Its function is to prevent the appearance of deep wrinkles. Gymnastics must be started in advance.
- The first exercise: it is necessary to stretch the lips in the shape of a pipe and pull them forward.
- The second exercise: mentally find the points in the middle of the upper and lower lips. Start opening your mouth so as to form a perfect oval. At the same time, do not stretch your lips, but try to keep them close to your teeth.
- The third exercise: inflate your cheeks, as if there is a ball and push out the air without opening your lips, with effort.
- The fourth exercise: it is necessary in strongly inflated cheeks, to roll the air from one cheek to another, from top to bottom.
- Fifth exercise: it is necessary to compress the lower jaw so that the facial muscles tense up, and push it forward, then relax the face.
- The sixth exercise: it is necessary to inhale air through the nose, and exhale through the narrow slit of the lips, closing them with a tube.
- Seventh exercise: again you need to inhale air through the nose, and exhale through relaxed lips.
- Ninth exercise: when inhaling, you must strongly draw in your cheeks, then exhale through your mouth.
We should not forget that gymnastics does not get rid of wrinkles and does not remove them completely. It is effective only at the first signs of the formation of nasolabial folds. It must be performed regularly for half an hour about 20 times a day.
Another method of dealing with wrinkles is a massage roller with needles on a roller. It seems to penetrate the skin like a laser and stimulates deep folds to fill with collagen, which is released during massage. The flow of blood to the damaged areas gives some improvement for a while.
- Gel placement
To correct nasolabial creases, a method such as laying the gel in the creases themselves is used. This method is used for more advanced skin conditions. The gel is placed in the crease and fills it. It smooths out and becomes less noticeable. The procedure does not require stationary conditions, it is enough to contact the cosmetologist’s office. It lasts about half an hour. The disadvantage of the procedure is that after it a slight swelling may occur. But after a short time, it disappears, replaced by smooth, even skin. After the termination of the drug, the procedure can be done again.
- Hyaluronic acid
In addition to this procedure, the beauty of the face can be restored by the use of hyaluronic acid. This procedure belongs to hardware cosmetology. The course consists of five to six procedures, but the effect lasts for a year. This procedure is based on conducting impulses, due to which deep penetration into the epidermis occurs and metabolic processes in skin cells are accelerated. To prolong the effect of the procedure, it is necessary to use products based on hyaluronic acid.
And also, to permanently get rid of nasolabial folds, you can use lipofoling. This procedure is carried out in a hospital under the supervision of doctors. It consists in the fact that the folds are filled with their own fat, taken at the waist or hips of the patient. With the help of a syringe, it is injected into the fold and corrects it forever. The procedure is painful and is performed under local anesthesia. It takes about an hour to complete. The disadvantage of the procedure is that after its implementation, facial expressions will be slightly smoothed out and you will have to spend some time in the hospital.
Among other things, in order to improve not only the condition with nasolabial creases, but also to make the face much younger, many citizens of not only Russia, but also the West, resort to facial plastic surgery. This is a rather expensive and painful procedure, which has many contraindications in terms of health, as it requires general anesthesia. It consists in the fact that excess fat is removed from under the skin, the underlying muscles are tightened and the skin is redistributed on the face and neck with further cutting off of its excess. Doctors recommend having surgery at the age of 40-60 years. More it acts on the correction of the oval of the face, the chin-cervical region.
Whatever method of dealing with nasolabial folds a person chooses, it is necessary to consult an experienced doctor – a cosmetologist. Only he will be able to choose the treatment that is more suitable for the state of health and the desire of the patient.
After the folds are corrected, the face will look more toned and younger.