Blog: How to smooth those folds around the nose and mouth

Nasolabial and mentolabial folds

Some areas of concern from many M1 patients are regarded in the obvious appearance of their nasolabial and mentolabial folds. The nasolabial folds are the lines coming from the lower nose corner and the outer corners of the mouth. Also known as ‘laugh or smile lines’, this makes the face visually accentuated as aging or dull. Nasolabial folds are caused by volume loss of the skin, and external factors such as harsh UV exposure, dehydration, excessive smoking and alcohol are also direct associations. 

The mentolabial fold is the line evident in frontal and profile views and starts from the lower lip area to the soft tissue chin. We perceive facial profile attractiveness when these folds are barely noticeable. However, as individuals go through the natural aging process, sometimes they just cannot avoid this from happening. 

What treatments are available? 

At M1 Med Beauty, our cosmetic doctors recommend dermal filler treatments to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and smooth out the skin layers. Our dermal fillers comprise of an anesthetic agent and the amount is administered using very fine needles or a cannula. This treatment is safe, not painful and also provides one of the best results.

How do I maintain the best results?

After receiving the treatment, it is vital to take advantage of the after-care instructions to the best ways possible. The doctor will ask you to avoid going to a spa, sauna or beach, no heavy exercise on the day and avoid makeup for four hours. The effect of the dermal filler product will be seen almost immediately after the treatment. There is no need for recovery time, but please be advised some individuals may experience more bruising or swelling than others. Generally, you could wait two or three days before the bruising and swelling disappears.  

What else is recommended?

Furthermore, if the individual is looking at achieving the complete solution to improve the overall quality of their skin, our cosmetic doctors could recommend you the Skinbooster treatment. This has been especially designed to improve the smoothness, structure and elasticity of the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is a popular treatment to eliminate the appearance of nasolabial and mentolabial folds as well. Both dermal filler and skinbooster treatment will eradicate these problems for at least a duration of six months. 

Feel confident in your skin and book in a free consultation appointment to see which treatments will work best for you! Our cosmetic doctors are the leading specialists in Australia when it comes to making you feel and look younger!