Can Botox Help With Nasolabial Folds?
The nasolabial folds–sometimes known as smile lines–can form and get deeper with age because of repetitive facial movements. While some people are born with deeper nasolabial folds, you can also develop small lines parallel to them. Many people want to disguise the deepening or appearance of their nasolabial folds and ask, “Can Botox help with nasolabial folds?”
Botox injections can sometimes reduce the appearance of smile lines. However, this is only when they are caused or worsened by muscle movements. Botox can only provide correction to what has occurred to your natural anatomy and cannot alter the natural anatomy. For example, if you naturally have nasolabial folds, it will not completely diminish them.
In most cases, dermal fillers are recommended for the smile lines because they provide better results. Additionally, using Botox around the mouth is somewhat risky because it can relax muscles that help you smile and can leave you with a bad result. While it is possible to achieve a good result, Botox is only the recommended technique in a few cases.