Best Treatments for Nasolabial Folds

Nasolabial folds treatment in Westchester County

Nasolabial folds are lines found on both sides of the mouth that become more noticeable when a person laughs or smiles.

They are normal, and everyone has them. However, they can become more pronounced with age as the skin becomes thinner and starts to sag.

Fortunately, if you’re unhappy with the way your nasolabial folds look, there are a number of treatment options available.

Below, Dr. Joshua Greenwald shares what you can do to treat your nasolabial folds and create a more youthful appearance.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a popular, non-surgical means of plumping the skin to make nasolabial folds less noticeable.

A skilled provider injects the soft tissue fillers just beneath the skin’s surface, causing the skin to appear fuller and younger-looking.

Fillers eventually get absorbed by the body so they last only temporarily (four months to a year), but they are easy, quick, and safe to get. Popular filler options include Juvederm, Perlane, Bellafill, and Sculptra.

Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing treatments are a way to offset nasolabial folds by improving the tone and texture of the skin surrounding the folds.

Skin resurfacing options include microdermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing. Microdermabrasion rejuvenates the skin through deep exfoliation while laser skin resurfacing uses pulsating, concentrated light beams to remove skin that’s damaged.

Surgical Treatments

Patients with very deep or prominent nasolabial folds may require surgical correction with facelift. The procedure lifts and tightens the tissues in the lower face and neck, and tightens loose, sagging skin. Although the procedure isn’t intended specifically for nasolabial folds, tightening loose skin can help make them less noticeable.

Having a facelift just to correct nasolabial folds isn’t recommended as the procedure involves significant downtime and some risk. Patients who are concerned about nasolabial folds coupled with loose, sagging skin and tissues in the lower face and neck (including jowls) could benefit from facelift and should discuss this option with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Book an Appointment

Contact the team at Dr. Greenwald’s practice to set up an appointment and learn more about the best treatment options for nasolabial folds. Virtual online consultations are also available.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.