Nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines, are the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth, and have a tendency to become deep and prominent as we age. The reason for this is volume loss due to lack of collagen production over the years. As we get older, our collagen production slows down, leading to thinner, less elastic skin that can’t bounce back or keep its shape as easily. Smiling is one of the most common activities that our faces perform, and as such, our smile lines become deeper and deeper, leading to an older, tired look that may not accurately reflect how we feel on the inside.
Nasolabial Fold Correction
There is a new FDA approved dermal filler called Restylane Lyft that is specifically targeted at nasolabial fold correction and mid face rejuvenation. It is thicker and firmer than other types of facial fillers, such as Belotero or Restylane Silk, and as such is better suited for providing deeper, more lasting volume to prominent lines and sagging, hollow cheeks. Restylane Lyft is injected deep into the skin to provide volume and lift from within, and after a treatment immediate results are visible. Restylane Lyft is a great way to restore youth and volume back to the skin, and provide a pick-me-up to the mid face that is quick, relatively painless, and easy.
Dr. Melda Isaac of MI Skin Dermatology in Washington, DC is considered a top injector in the area and is one of the first to offer Restylane Lyft to her patients. She is an expert, board-certified dermatologist with experience in helping patients achieve a natural, youthful, healthy appearance in the least invasive manner. If you are not ready for a facelift but want to soften your nasolabial folds, Restylane Lyft may be for you.