Nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines, are deep wrinkles at the bottom of the nose and mouth. The condition is commonly found in people older than 25, when the skin stops producing collagen.

These lines become more visible with age and can contribute towards a less youthful appearance. There are numerous procedures available to reduce the look of nasolabial folds; however, aftercare is essential for prolonging the positive effects of the treatments.

What Is Nasolabial Fold Treatment?

When nasolabial folds cause insecurities, it may be time to consider cosmetic treatments. Numerous options are available, and some of the best procedures include dermal fillers, microneedling, and Ellanse.

Collagen stimulants, such as Ellanse  (as seen below), are great for helping to reduce signs of ageing while adding volume to the face. The treatment is a fast-acting bio-stimulator of collagen, a vital compound for healthy-looking skin.

ellanse before after

Why Is Aftercare Important?

Treatments available for nasolabial folds are non-invasive, meaning that other than a slight swelling, there should be no side effects. However, while these procedures should have little impact on your everyday life, it is still critical to take particular care of your skin afterwards.

Effective aftercare ensures that your treatment works to its full potential, allowing the results to last for extended periods. The filler treatments we offer at The Aesthetics Doctor usually last for around 6-12 months and up to 5 years for Ellanse treatments.

Aftercare Advice

In the 24 hours following your visit to the clinic, we advise staying away from alcohol, strenuous exercise and wearing makeup on or around the affected area. It is also crucial to avoid any direct sunlight.

We recommend avoiding heat-related environments such as saunas and steam rooms, as excessive heat can degrade the products used during your treatment and reduce the intended effects.

Why Choose The Aesthetics Doctor for Nasolabial Fold Treatment?

Our team are always looking for the best ways to help you feel like yourself again. The Aesthetics Doctor specialises in anti-ageing treatments and dermal fillers, offering a wide range of injectable facial rejuvenation and non-surgical facial operations to begin your journey to feeling more radiant and confident.

During your initial appointment, one of our consultants will work with you to create a tailored treatment plan. During this time, we will also create an aftercare plan to help you remain safe and receive the best results possible.

If you would like any further information about nasolabial folds and the treatments we offer, please request a callback today!