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Written by Dr. Russo

Mouth and Lips

Nasolabial Folds (Parentheses)

Permanent nasolabial folds are often one of the first signs of facial aging. In fact, they can show up when you’re only in your twenties! Although smiling a lot may bring them on faster, there really isn’t any way to prevent them. The major cause of nasolabial folds isn’t really smiling anyway, it’s aging.
 


As we age, we lose collagen and with it, skin elasticity. When skin elasticity is lost, we get sagging. Another contributor to the problem is the descent of the fat pad in the upper part of the cheek. With aging, the fat’s attachment to the underlying cheekbone loosens and weakens. As a result, the fat pad drops, which causes a hollowing in the lower eyelid area and a prominence of the nasolabial fold. In addition, we naturally lose fat from our faces with age. The fat serves a valuable purpose: its volume supports the skin and stretches it taut. Without it, the skin sags like a deflated balloon. 
 
As volume is lost in the face, the skin sags, forming marionette lines, the lines running from the mouth to the chin, and nasolabial folds. Depending on your needs, Dr. Russo may recommend a mid-face lift and/or replacing lost fat with injectable filler or an autologous fat transfer. 

Rejuvenis Closed Until April 6th

Dear Rejuvenis Patients:

In an effort to stay in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regulations regarding COVID-19, Dr. Russo has decided to close Rejuvenis from Monday March 23rd thru Friday April 3rd. Rejuvenis is tentatively scheduled to open for business Monday, April 6th. This is subject to change based on this rapidly evolving situation.

Rejuvenis will not be open to the public during these days but we will continue to monitor our phone messages and emails daily. If you have an emergency, please call our office: 217-398-4856.

Our online retail stores are also available for purchases and we will continue to schedule appointments for future dates.

Again, the safety and well-being of our patients and staff are our primary concerns. We appreciate your understanding and support in this matter.

Sincerely,
Dr. Ron Russo & Staff