The parenthesis lines around the nose and mouth are created by the nasolabial fold. Also called “smile lines,” the nasolabial folds are a common sign of aging as the face loses volume and the skin is less elastic. Smile lines can make your face look older, etching indents in your face even when its relaxed. RIVKIN Aesthetics in Los Angeles offers nasolabial folds treatment with facial fillers to restore a more youthful lower face.
Your smile should leave an impression on others, but it may also leave an impression on your skin. Years of happy moments can etch creases in your skin as it loses elasticity. Loss of volume in the facial tissue in the lower face can create looser skin around the nose and mouth near the nasolabial fold. The skin also loses collagen and elastin as you get older, allowing creases to appear. Smile lines can appear as early as the 20s for some people and become more pronounced with age.