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Nasolabial Folds Treatment with a FaceLift and Other Alternatives by Seattle | Bellevue’s Dr. Philip Young

Nasolabial Folds Treatment Picture Diagram

Nasolabial Folds Treatment Picture Diagram

Nasolabial Folds Defines: The nasolabials folds are the folds around the mouth. These folds are made up of fat, skin, connective tissue and some muscle. They are the continuation of the marionette lines from below and are due to the same reasons that marionette lines form. The nasolabial folds are the folds that are superior to the corners of the mouth. While the folds below the corners of the mouth are considered marionette lines. They are brought on by a few sources. With age you lose important volume in your face. This causes the tissues to descend downward or droop. There is also a movement inward with the volume loss. The loss of volume in the cheeks, jaws, and mouth area all contribute to the nasolabial folds getting deeper with age. Another reason for the formation of the nasolabial folds are from the loosening of ligaments within the face which can cause the tissues of the face to sag.

How do you Treat Nasolabial Folds: Facelifts have been used in the past to help treat the nasolabial folds. For some unknown reason, facial plastic surgeons who specialize in the face have realized some limitations to the correction of the nasolabial folds. Much research has been done to figure out what makes up the nasolabial folds and some of the answers have been found in restoring volume. Liposuction of the nasolabials folds have been tried and have mixed results. Surgeons have actually Surgically excised or cut out the folds themselves. The scar from this has been a major deterrent. Fat injections have been tried but the survival has shown some issues as well as the technique. Midface Lifts have been employed and have created a lot of dissatisfaction due to the complexity of the procedure and problems coupled with the lack of results. Fillers have become very popular for filling in the nasolabial folds. The results from this approach has shown some promise but they are less than perfect. Usually fillers are aimed at filling directly the nasolabial folds. Although this has improved the appearance sometimes the results are less than optimal. The reason for this is that the face ages globally and throughout the face. Filling in just the nasolabial folds is an approach that camouflages the area or what you can consider a patching type of solution. Botox® | Dysport® have also been used in the past to blunt the smile so that the folds don’t get as deep. This sometimes works to a subtle degree but last only 3 months or so. The YoungVitalizer is a unique technique that treats many areas of the face including the nasolabial folds. Dr. Young Developed this Breakthrough Incision Less Face Lift Technique that we feel gets long lasting, better and more natural results than traditional procedures. As we alluded before, one thing that people may not fully know is that there is also an inward movement of the tissues. This is an important idea. So with age, your tissues fall inward and downward. So the correct movement to restore youth is a movement in an upward and outward direction. The YoungVitalizer does just that. You can read more but following this link: Breakthrough Incision Less Face Lift Technique.

How does improvement of the nasolabial folds help with your aestheticis? Nasolabial folds are a sign of age. Beauty is subtlety of light not sharp transitions. The nasolabial fold is a sharp transition from the cheek to the mouth area. The shadowing in this field breaks up the light and subtleties that you use to have when you were young. Improving the light and the way it shines is the goal to consider when improving the nasolabial folds and the face as a whole. When this is achieved in the most natural way your aesthetics will improve markedly.  Improving the nasolabial folds and the rest of your face will beautify the most important features of your face. We are finding more and more proof that feeling good about yourself has health benefits along with benefits of improving your life in the social, political, work aspects of your life.

Here is an example of a before and after the YoungVitalizer to improve the nasolabial folds and the rest of the face:

Before The YoungVitalizer™ to Lift the Cheeks, Improve Lower Eyelid Dark Circles and Bags, soften the lines in the forehead and around the mouth, and to augment and fill the lips

After The YoungVitalizer™ to Lift the Cheeks, Improve Lower Eyelid Dark Circles and Bags, soften the lines in the forehead and around the mouth, and to augment and fill the lips

Note: Individual results will vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.

We discuss more of this on our blog and Treating Nasolabial Folds (click this to read this blog)