Deep nasolabial groove
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Deep nasolabial groove

Deep nasolabial groove

The deep creases or lines that run from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth are called a nasolabial groove. These wrinkles are common and can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, sun exposure, and smoking. 

The intensity of the grooves variy from person to person. For some people, the nasolabial folds are barely noticeable. For others, they can be a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nasolabial folds, there are a few treatment options available.

Symptoms of the deep nasolabial groove

The symptoms of this condition are very easy to spot.

  • You will notice a deep, sunken groove on either side of your nose that extends down towards your mouth.
  • This groove can become quite pronounced over time, and may make it difficult for you to smile or speak properly.
  • The skin in this area may become dry and cracked, and you may experience inflammation or infection.

Causes of the deep nasolabial groove

Aging is the most common cause of deep nasolabial groove. The skin loses its elasticity and becomes thin as we age, which can lead to the development of wrinkles and lines.  Sun exposure, smoking, and facial expressions can also contribute to the formation of deep nasolabial folds. As we age, progressive skin damage and a decrease in the production of natural oil and collagen can cause nasolabial folds to deepen in the nasolabial groove area

Even without sun exposure or smoking, normal aging can have a role. The anatomy of your cheeks flattens down as you get older. Due to this, the cheeks can no longer support the skin around your nose and mouth as well as they did when you were younger, which can cause the skin to sag and create wrinkles and lines.

What are the treatment options for deep nasolabial groove?

The treatment options for deep nasolabial grooves include

Filler injections: Filler injections are a minimally invasive treatment used to improve the appearance of deep nasolabial folds. A filler is a substance that is injected into the skin to fill in wrinkles and lines, giving the skin a smoother, more youthful appearance. There are many different types of fillers available, including hyaluronic acid, collagen, and silicone.

Hyaluronic acid helps to retain moisture in the skin, plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Collagen is a protein that is found in the skin and helps to maintain its structure. It can help to rebuild the collagen in the skin. Silicone is a synthetic substance that is used as a filler to improve the appearance of deep nasolabial folds. It is long-lasting and helps to achieve a smooth, youthful appearance.

Invasive RF (inmode facetite): Invasive RF (inmode facetite) is a type of radiofrequency that uses high-frequency waves to heat the tissues underneath the skin. It is used to treat deep nasolabial groove, which is the crease that runs from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. Invasive RF is delivered through a small probe that is inserted into the skin. The probe emits energy that heats the tissues and causes them to shrink. Invasive RF is a safe and effective treatment and it produces minimal side effects. The downtime is minimal, and most people experience only minor swelling and bruising.

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