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Reduce the appearance of sharp nasolabial folds

nasolabial folds

What are Nasolabial Folds?

Nasolabial folds are the deep wrinkles that form from the bottom of the nose to the edges of the mouth. They are also called “smile lines” as they are most evident while someone is smiling. Everyone has nasolabial folds, but some individuals have very dramatic lines that they wish to reduce.

How to Reduce Nasolabial Folds Without Surgery

The Allura Skin, Laser & Wellness Clinic locations in Fort Collins and Loveland offer a number of treatments to help reduce nasolabial folds without surgery. Consider the suggested treatments below and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule a free consultation.

What Causes Nasolabial Folds?

Nasolabial folds are caused by a number of factors that all sum up to one thing – collagen loss. Excessive sun exposure, cigarette smoking, and aging all results in the breakdown of collagen which causes your skin to lose elasticity and sag. Additionally, dramatic weight loss or gain can make nasolabial folds worse. With weight loss, excess skin sagging from the cheeks can accentuate the folds. With weight gain, an increase in facial fat can accentuate the folds.

Although nasolabial folds are natural, some people may have deep set folds that they find unflattering. There are a number of treatment options that help to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds without having to resort to surgery.

Suggested Treatments