Running from the nostrils to the edge of the mouth, smile lines - also known as nasolabial folds - are memories of the happiest moments of our lives. Over time, however, these grooves become deeper and often result in a fatigue-like appearances. If you feel like saying no to these lines, and want to opt for a fresher look, we can offer you a solution at Meliora.
As the years go by, our face gradually loses its elasticity, our wrinkles deepen, this is an age-related natural property of our skin. In addition to our inherited properties, bad habits can of course worsen the condition, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, dehydration – all of these factors negatively affect the condition of our skin.
Filling of the smile line without plastic surgery
Over the age of 30, even deep wrinkles can start to appear. One of these facial areas, specifically characterized by deeper grooves is the area stretching from the tip of the nose to the edge of the mouth, this is the so-called nasolabial zone. Unfortunately, the gradually intensifying smile lines present here, after a certain depth, may suggest exhaustion. The good news is that without needing plastic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure can remedy this aesthetic problem.
The spectacular rejuvenation can be achieved by filling with hyaluronic acid, injected into the wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in our body, which is also an important component of the connective tissues of the skin. The latest type, cross-linked hyaluronic acids provide immediate results and are durable, we can enjoy their blessing effect for about a year – year and a half. Hyaluronic acids do not contain allergens, they can be used in any patient without the need of tolerance tests. Also an excellent filler for this area is a strong collagen stimulator called calcium hydroxyapatite, which can provide the desired effect for up to one and a half to two years.
Course of treatment
Before filling, the area to be treated is disinfected. Anesthesia is not necessary, since the filler already contains lidocaine. Then comes the injection, which is almost completely painless. If necessary, the area where the injection took place is iced for a few minutes.
After treatment, it is possible to have slight swelling and redness in the area, which is a natural reaction and disappears within a few hours or at most, a few days.
The quick intervention, which can even be performed in the time of a lunch break, is completely outpatient, after which you can continue your daily routine immediately and without any changes.
The patient is greeted by a more relaxed, harmonious appearance immediately after looking in the mirror, which means an increasing sense of satisfaction and improving self-confidence in everyday life.