A variety of factors can lead to the formation of nasolabial folds. The loss of collagen and elastin causes the skin to lose elasticity. When the skin doesn’t have enough collagen and elastin, it doesn’t regain its shape as quickly after an expression is made.

Smile linesFrequent smiling, therefore, can contribute to, but not cause, smile lines. Hyaluronic acid is another natural substance in the body that gives skin its full appearance. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays also contributes to the aging of the skin.

Hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin loss are all natural parts of aging. Unfortunately, they can make the facial skin of otherwise vibrant and healthy people look old and tired. There is not a natural way to restore elasticity to the skin, and cosmetic creams are not always effective at slowing the signs of aging.

Many people find the first signs of aging to be unsettling. Although smile lines are often the first lines that appear on the face, people in their 30s and 40s know they are a sign of more to come. Traditional facelifts are often ineffective at erasing smile lines. Fortunately, with the FDA-approval of derma fillers, people no longer have to look older than their years. Be sure to consult with Dr. Zizmor for more detailed information.