Hi, my name is Stacey and I’m one of the injection specialists here at Skin by Lovely. Today I’m going to talk to you about how to treat the nasolabial folds, which are these lines right here from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth. A lot of people ask how come I need to actually treat my cheeks in order to treat those lines? The reason being is the source of the problem is the fact that our cheeks come forward because of laxity and gravity or from sleeping on our sides, and that creates these nasolabial lines.

And so if we treat the source of the problem by lifting the cheeks that will actually soften those lines, versus going directly in the lines and putting in filler. People used to do that a lot, maybe a few years ago, but we found that that’s kind of Band-Aid for the problem, versus treating the source of the issue. So I’m going to show you an example of a patient’s before and after.

So you can see right here in her before picture that she has some pretty deep nasolabial folds. That being because she has some laxity in her skin, and she also has a lot of cheek volume loss. So in here in her after picture, we nicely volumized her cheek which gave her a beautiful lift, and as well softened her nasolabial folds which was the original issue she had come in for. So again treating the nasolabial folds doesn’t necessarily correct the problem, it can put a little Band-Aid on there, but really lifting from the lateral cheek is what’s going to give you that lift, and soften those nasolabial folds.

So if you have any questions, feel free to come in for a complimentary consultation, and I’d be happy to answer any questions you have.