Smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, often start as a single crease at the corners of the mouth. With time, this lone crease evolves into deep facial folds that run from each nostril to the upper corner of the sides of the lips. We offer a variety of non-surgical treatments to fill in and smooth these smile lines so that you can enjoy a refreshed youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are an excellent option if you’re looking for a quick, effective solution to unattractive smile lines. Fillers like Juvederm contain hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance responsible for plumpness and hydration in the skin). Hyaluronic acid fillers fill in deep facial folds and wrinkles and have delivered excellent results addressing nasolabial folds. We also offer collagen-building Radiesse fillers. Radiesse uses CaHA (calcium hydroxyapatite) to naturally stimulate new collagen, a protein in the skin that gives it volume and elasticity. Like hyaluronic acid, new collagen lifts the skin, restoring volume loss and filling in deep facial folds.
The Precision Tx knifeless facelift is a great solution for patients who are not ready for a facelift or those who are not surgical candidates. The best candidates have mild to moderate skin laxity (loose skin) in the neck and lower face. The Precision Tx laser delivers tiny laser fibers into the skin, heating the deep tissues to tighten collagen fibers and stimulate new collagen fibers. This laser treatment also repairs rough skin texture, volume loss, and surface imperfections and can even dissolve excess fat.
PRP microneedling combines collagen-stimulating microneedling with the natural healing and growth factors found in PRP (platelet-rich plasma). PRP is naturally found in our blood and the use of each patient’s own PRP makes it a safe treatment. Microneedling uses tiny needles that create microchannels or microwounds on the surface of the skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing process and stimulates new collagen growth. Microneedling is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including signs of aging like nasolabial folds.
We encourage you to get in touch with us today to learn more about your options for treating smile lines and folds! Call our office today or fill out an online contact form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kayastha, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Albany, NY.