Nasolabial fold

Nasolabial fold and marionette lines

The nasolabial fold begins in the ala of the nose and extends to the corner of the mouth. Marionette lines are the wrinkles that appear on the chin. They start at the corner of the mouth and end on the sides of the tip of the chin, sometimes reaching over the facial oval.

In middle-aged patients and older, the cause of these lines or folds is usually the progressive loosening of the tissue in the middle third of the face (cheek fat), creating an unaesthetic crease. However, in younger patients, it may be directly related to their own physiognomy. A thorough examination is required, as depending on the cause, it will be treated in one way or another.

Nasolabial fold and marionette lines

If the cause leads to the sliding of the tissue in the middle third of the face, the treatment will not only consist in filling the fold with hyaluronic acid, but also restoring the volume lost in the cheek to create a structural support. Sometimes, by just restoring the volume lost in the cheek, the fold will considerably improve without having to act on it. Conversely, if we only fill the fold, it will provide further weight to the sagging tissue, worsening the defect that we intend to correct.

However, if the cause of a more prominent fold is simply due to the patient’s physiognomy, we will try to smooth or attenuate it very carefully, avoiding any extra weight it cannot bear.

We recommended complementing treatments for nasolabial folds with simple face massages, which consist in slightly pinching the skin, with both hands, across the lower area of the face.

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