Facial lines occur and increase with advanced age, due to the weakening of the tissues and the force of gravity.
the most prominent one is the line that starts from the nose and goes down to the edges of the lips. This becomes more visible with age due to loosening of the fat and muscle tissues, making the patient look tired and aged.
For those between the ages of 28 to 39, fillers can be used. These can be artificial fillers that need to be repeated every 6 to 12 month periods. Never should permanent fillers be used as with time, there may be tissue reactions, cists to occur. The disadvantage is the cost due to repeat treatments needed.
The other method would be harvested cells from the patient, where these are collected via local anesthesia. These injections remains 40 to 70 % and are permanent, a few repeats may be needed to replace those who are not retained in the injected area. The only discomfort is during the harvesting.
With advanced age, a face lift is the only option as fillers passed the age of 50 do not offer a natural appearance, the patient should consult a certified doctor and not beauty centers. As endoscope assisted surgery is extremely easy, patients can have very natural results that last a very long time.