Collagen is essential for healthy, young-looking skin because it gives structure to the cells and supports the dermis (deeper area of skin). As we age, the production of collagen reduces, causing our skin to lose laxity and create wrinkles, particularly those referred to as nasolabial lines, or nasolabial folds, that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
This process is natural and can be expedited by lifestyle and environmental factors like smoking, sun exposure and pollution, but it can also be improved via laser collagen stimulation treatment.
You can help sustain your collagen with healthy lifestyle choices and a collagen supporting regimen. Use sunscreen year-round, drink plenty of water and help restore your skin’s firmness and structure with laser collagen stimulation.
Keep reading to learn more about nasolabial lines treatment and laser collagen stimulation or schedule your complimentary consultation today!
SmoothLiftin™ is an exclusive, non-invasive laser treatment that heats up the skin intra-orally (the only laser treatment that can do so) and targets volume through a process called collagen induction. Skin elasticity and tightness are improved, and a plumping effect is achieved. This is similar to the effect of fillers like Resylane and Juvederm, without the injections.
This non-ablative procedure uses Fotona’s Er:YAG laser which heats the tissue from the inside out creating a plumping effect that reduces nasolabial lines.
For optimal results, and depending on the depth of the wrinkles, 4 to 6 sessions are generally recommended. The Intra-oral Nasolabial lines treatment doesn’t require any topical anaesthesia prior to treatment and each session is 30 minutes long.
An intra-oral laser procedure will require you to keep your mouth open throughout the duration of the nasolabial lines treatment. While each individual is different, you can expect minimal to no discomfort during the laser treatment.
Immediately following, you may experience some redness or swelling that will diminish after a few hours and an immediate tightness and fullness of the area will be apparent. Most patients can resume their daily activities immediately following the laser collagen stimulation treatment.