Deep Nasolabial Folds
Definition - What does Deep Nasolabial Folds mean?
Nasolabial folds are deep lines that form on the face, stretching from the bottom of the nose to both corners of the mouth, framing the lips. The nasolabial folds are most noticeable when a person smiles. While everyone has nasolabial folds, their intensity and visibility vary from person to person.
The biggest factor in the depth and visibility of the nasolabial folds is aging - the lines turn into more severe wrinkles as part of the natural aging process.
TheConsultation explains Deep Nasolabial Folds
The nasolabial folds are the lines which stretch from the bottom of the nose to both sides of the mouth, creating deep lines from the bottom of the nostrils to the corners of the lips, framing the mouth. Nasolabial folds are a normal part of the face and are natural skin creases that develop as results of mouth movements (talking, smiling, eating). While every person has nasolabial folds, their visibility and severity is influenced by aging. As skin loses elasticity, the nasolabial folds become deeper, forming deep wrinkles.
Nasolabial folds are made of dense bundles of fibrous tissue and muscle. Their deepening is caused by the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin, sun damage, smoking, or the general change in the texture of the skin as part of the aging process. Many people find prominent nasolabial folds to be an unattractive trait and wish to get rid of the lines for cosmetic reasons.
Nasolabial folds can be treated with fillers, skin tightening, or surgical face-lifts.