Dermal Fillers for Nasolabial Folds
Nasolabial folds are the lines that run vertically from the sides of the nose to the corners of the upper lip, they are sometimes referred to as smile lines. Dermal fillers can be used to soften the appearance of these folds.
Nasolabial lines are the two skin folds that normally run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth, they separate the cheeks from the upper lip and are commonly referred to as nasolabial folds. Nasolabial lines can appear at an early age and can make us look older than we really are. In the mid twenties they may just appear as minor depressed lines and are in fact quite difficult to see unless someone is looking for them, however as the years pass their visibility increases and they become associated with an ageing face.
Dr Rahma Targett
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When considering having nasolabial skin fold treatment it is important to consider the injector performing such treatments to optimize results. Your injections are always administered by our highly trained and skilled physicians, making us a unique facility. Our physicians travel the world to keep up to date on current injecting technique and procedures ensuring that you receive a high standard of care and natural looking results.
Nasolabial Fold Treatment
The dermal fillerswe use to treat some wrinkles and deep lines are bio-stimulants of the body’s own collagen, these dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid (non-animal based) which is a substance naturally present in living cells. Filler is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle and can have a lasting result of up to 9-12 months dependant on the individual. Hyaluronic acid can be used as a wrinkle filler, fold filler, cheek filler or for even lip augmentation. It supersedes in safety the older collagen (animal in origin) and silicon fillers now used less often.
How do You Get Nasolabial Folds?
Gravity’s pull combined with internal changes to the natural structure and volume of our skin, and lifestyle factors like the sun, reduce our skin’s flexibility over time. This eventually leads to sagging. Our cheeks become less defined and start to droop, which gives the face an overall tired and drawn appearance – even if we’re feeling quite the opposite.
As the fat pads in the cheeks begin to slide down, they also create pressure on the nasolabial folds (lines from the outer nostrils to the edge of the smile). This makes the fold more pronounced, which can also contribute to a fatigued appearance.
Where did the Volume Go?
Over time, our facial structure naturally changes, thanks to reduced bone density and loss of facial fat. Our cheekbones provide less support for the overlaying facial fat, which then begins to move down towards the lower half of the face, creating a droopy, aged look that can impact how we feel about our looks and our confidence. Dermal fillers restore volume, lift and add definition to the cheeks while at the same time replenishing the body’s stores of moisture by drawing water into the treated area.
What to expect
Results can be seen immediately and treatment with fillers is safe, fast and leaves no permanent scars or other traces on the face. Fillers add natural volume in your skin to lift and produce new firmness resulting in a healthy & vital appearance. After the procedure has been carried out the treated area may be slightly red and/or slightly swollen, however you can resume normal activities, immediately.
The results typically last 9-12 months although the exact length of time will depend on the structure of your skin and other factors such as lifestyle and age. Additional touch up treatments can be performed at any time after the initial treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the treatment take?
Treatments generally take around 30 minutes.
How soon will I see results?
The improvement from fillers is immediate whereas anti-wrinkle injections usually show results in 1 to 2 days.
How long will the results last?
Fillers last up to 24 months, and anti-wrinkle injections last 3 to 4 months.
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