The appearance of nasolabial folds (folds that run from the sides of the nose to the upper corners of the lips) is one of the most common concerns of men and women seeking cosmetic options at our practice. Every so often, these patients want a quick fix because they can’t stand the idea of people noticing the lines and creases around the mouth during conversations or while speaking in public. The Nasolabial Folds Recipe The occurrence of nasolabial folds can be attributed to a combination of factors. First, there are the natural effects of gravity. Next, there is the resulting volume loss as you age, which causes facial skin to sag further. Then add in frequent sun exposure and genetics and you have nasolabial folds cooking up! Quick Fix by Fillers! Although facelift surgery can help reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, its invasive nature, long recovery times, and high costs makes it impossible for some people to undergo the procedure. Fortunately, there are dermal fillers! Facial fillers that contain hyaluronic acid such as Juvederm and Restylane have been shown to significantly improve the appearance of lines that extend from the nose to the mouth. The results of Juvederm typically last for a year, while Restylane’s can last for 6 months. If you’d like to learn more about quick yet effective fixes for all types of facial aging woes, we invite you to get in touch with us today! Call us at 713.234.6244 to set up an appointment. We look forward to your visit!