The nose to mouth lines are also known as the nasolabial folds. These lines run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth.
Generally, due to how our skin folds, we all possess visible nose to mouth lines to some degree. However, as we age these lines become deeper and more noticeable.
By the age of 25, the amount of collagen that is produced in our skin decreases by 1% every year. From this time, you may notice these lines more, although deeper folds are caused when the fat in the cheeks sags down to the nasolabial lines, and the skin becomes less elastic with age.
Frequently Asked Questions
At London City Skin Clinic, we administer dermal filler to the nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), to help smoothen and soften them, achieving a fresh and radiant appearance. Your procedure will be carried out by Dr Robby Bajaj himself.
We believe in understanding the cause and effects of any skin concerns before advising on treatment. It is likely that part of the cause of nose to mouth lines, is due to altered cheek support higher up in the face. By providing structure and support to the cheek area, this can soften the nose to mouth lines, as this lifts the cheek. You will often notice this if you use your fingers to lift the cheek/mid-face. It may be possible to treat the cheek area alone, the nose to mouth lines alone, or to consider both cheek and nose to mouth lines at the same time.
Results take effect almost immediately. Furthermore, results actually continue to develop over the course of the month, as your own natural collagen is stimulated. The effects are long-lasting, non-permanent and reversible. Due to this, most of our patients will return for a top up, every 6-12 months.
The majority of reactions post-procedure, are generally minimal and temporary. You should expect a degree of redness or swelling and slight bruising is a possibility. However, these reactions should subside within the week.
After treatment, we advise you to avoid the following for up to 2 weeks;
· Touching or rubbing the area (to ensure placement of the product is not manipulated)
· Any facial treatments, as well as saunas (or anything involving extreme temperatures)
Prices for dermal fillers start from £250