Intraoral Nasolabial Fold Tightening - Vancouver Medi Spa
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Intraoral Nasolabial Fold Tightening

Experience a rejuvenated appearance with our Intraoral Nasolabial Fold Tightening treatment. This innovative solution gently heats the skin inside your mouth, stimulating collagen production to reduce the appearance of smile lines and enhance skin tightness and elasticity. Enjoy the benefits of a non-invasive procedure with a subtle plumping effect, providing you with natural-looking results and renewed confidence.

Treatment Time

30 Minutes

Downtime

None

Sessions Required

1-5

Discomfort Level

None

FAQ

What is Intraoral Nasolabial Fold Tightening?

Smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds, can deepen with age. Our innovative Intraoral Nasolabial Fold Tightening offers a non-surgical solution to address these concerns.

This treatment gently heats the skin inside your mouth (intraorally) using targeted energy. This stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen, a protein essential for maintaining skin firmness and elasticity.

The benefits of Intraoral Nasolabial Fold Tightening include:

  • Reduced appearance of smile lines
  • Improved skin tightness and elasticity
  • Subtle plumping effect
  • Non-invasive and comfortable procedure
How does this treatment work?

Non-ablative laser skin remodeling offers a non-surgical solution to address common signs of aging.

This innovative treatment utilizes controlled laser energy to gently heat the deeper layers of your skin, reaching temperatures around 70°C. This targeted heat stimulates the production of collagen, a protein that plays a vital role in maintaining skin firmness and elasticity.

The benefits of non-ablative laser skin remodeling for the face include:

  • Reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improved skin tightening and lifting, particularly in areas like the cheeks and nasolabial folds (smile lines)
  • Subtle plumping effect, potentially enhancing the philtrum (area above the lip) and cupid’s bow
  • More youthful facial contours
  • Non-invasive and comfortable procedure

Optional Additional Step:

For patients seeking additional volume in the lower lip, a third treatment step can be included to target that specific area.

How many treatments required?

The number of non-ablative laser skin remodeling sessions you’ll need to achieve your desired outcome for nasolabial folds will vary depending on the severity of your wrinkles. Typically, up to five sessions are recommended for optimal results.

Year-Round Treatment Option:

A significant advantage of non-ablative laser treatment is its versatility. Unlike some procedures that are best avoided during summer months due to sun exposure risks, this treatment can be performed safely year-round.

Reduced Risk of Side Effects:

Non-ablative laser skin remodeling offers a comfortable and effective approach to facial rejuvenation with a low risk of side effects.

What can I expect from the treatment?

Intraoral Nasolabial Fold Tightening is an in-office procedure performed entirely inside your mouth (intraoral). While you’ll need to keep your mouth open for the treatment’s duration, most patients report minimal to no discomfort.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:

  • During the Treatment: You might feel a gentle warming sensation as the laser targets the desired area.
  • Immediately After: You may experience some temporary redness or swelling, which typically subsides within a few hours.
  • Post-Treatment Effects: You’ll likely feel an immediate tightening and fullness in the treated area. This is a positive sign of the treatment’s effectiveness.
  • Recovery: Most patients can resume their daily activities right after the procedure.
Why does skin lose laxity with age?

Collagen is a vital protein that plays a major role in keeping your skin looking young and healthy. Here’s how it works:

  • Skin Structure: Collagen provides a supportive framework for your skin cells, giving it that youthful firmness and elasticity.
  • Dermis Support: The dermis, the layer beneath the skin’s surface, is rich in collagen. Maintaining collagen levels helps the dermis stay plump and youthful-looking.

The Impact of Aging and Lifestyle:

Unfortunately, collagen production naturally decreases as we age. This contributes to the visible signs of aging on our skin, such as:

  • Loss of Elasticity: Skin becomes less bouncy and starts to sag.
  • Wrinkle Formation: Fine lines and wrinkles become more noticeable.

Certain lifestyle factors can accelerate this collagen loss, including:

  • Smoking: Smokers tend to have more wrinkles and deeper lines than non-smokers.
  • Sun Exposure: UV rays from the sun break down collagen fibers, leading to premature aging.
  • Pollution: Environmental pollutants can also contribute to collagen degradation.

Maintaining Your Youthful Look:

By taking steps to protect your skin and potentially stimulate collagen production, you can help combat the signs of aging:

  • Sun Protection: Daily use of sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is essential.
  • Healthy Habits: Eating a balanced diet rich in antioxidants and staying hydrated can support overall skin health.
  • Collagen-Boosting Treatments: Consider treatments like those we offer that can help stimulate collagen production and promote a more youthful appearance.
How can you sustain collagen?

Collagen is the hero behind your skin’s youthful vibrancy. As we age, production naturally slows down, leading to wrinkles and loss of firmness. But don’t despair! Here’s how you can support healthy collagen levels:

  • Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle:

    • Sun Protection: Make sunscreen your daily BFF! Use SPF 30 or higher every day, year-round, to shield your skin from collagen-degrading UV rays.
    • Hydration is Key: Water is essential for overall health, including your skin. Aim for eight glasses daily to keep your skin plump and hydrated.
    • Consider a Collagen-Supporting Regimen: Explore dietary choices rich in antioxidants and vitamins that may support collagen production.
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