When it comes to facial concerns, patients are often most focused on their most obvious features: the nose or eyes. Yet, interestingly enough, sometimes it’s the small adjustments to the less obvious parts of the face that make a significant improvement in the overall appearance and balance of the face. Today we are discussing the labiomental crease, which is a commonly overlooked yet easily solved facial concern.
What is the Labiomental Crease?
The labiomental crease is the deep groove or horizontal line below your bottom lip, typically in the middle of the chin. This line appears because of anatomical reasons, as it is the junction between the horizontal orbicularis muscle and the vertical mentalis muscle. Most patients only notice this crease if it is extremely prominent, at which point they visit our offices to discover a solution.
How to Solve the Labiomental Crease
While the labiomental crease is often overlooked, the reduction of the appearance of this line that can take years off of a patient’s overall appearance. This significant change is also made simple with non-surgical options such as the following:
- Dermal fillers: All forms of dermal fillers, including reversible Hyaluronic Acid fillers, can be used to reduce the appearance of your labiomental crease. The fillers should be injected deeply and superficially into the labiomental crease, and may last for up to six months. Patients are often wowed at their improved total facial rejuvenation that comes from one single visit and one single injection to the labiomental crease.
- Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing of the chin area as a whole can drastically reduce the appearance of the labiomental crease, causing a boost in your natural collagen production that ultimately reduces the line, while resurfacing the outermost layers of the skin.
Improving the Lower Third of the Face
Paying attention to the labiomental crease can make all of the difference in your appearance, enhancing the lower third of the face which results in an overall more balanced and youthful look. When addressing other lines in the lower third of the face, such as common marionette lines or jowls, a more global improvement can be made by also addressing the labiomental crease.
The chin is often left out in terms of beauty ideals, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t contributing to your own facial aesthetic and look of youthfulness. If you are interested in a facial rejuvenation, book your complimentary consultation at our offices and find out about solving your own labiomental crease.