Nasolabial Folds, known as “laugh lines”, are common facial features that develop and become more pronounced over time. They appear as folds in the skin that run from each side of the nose down to the corners of the mouth.
As the skin ages, it loses elasticity and firmness. As a result, fine lines begin to appear and the skin becomes thinner and drier. Habitual movement of facial muscles is the major cause of nasolabial folds. Factors such as chronic sun exposure and smoking can often cause these lines to start appearing earlier. Fortunately, the appearance of facial lines can be reduced with treatment and proper skin care.