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Nasolabial Folds Adlelaide

Fillers for the nasolabial folds are a great way to treat lines around the nose and the mouth.

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.

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Dr. Rahma Targett

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When considering having any cosmetic medicine treatment it is important to consider the doctor performing such treatments to optimize results. Dr Targett has a passion for the art and science of cosmetic medicine.  Your procedures are always performed by Dr R.Targett a doctor with specialty training in Aesthetic Medicine with American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM). Dr Targett is registered with AHPRA and is a member of RACGP, giving you confidence that you will receive a high standard of care.

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What Are Nasolabial Folds?

Nasolabial folds are facial features that are often referred to as laugh lines or smile lines. You will notice nasolabial folds as folds of skin or deep wrinkles or lines that extend from the lower corners of the nose outwards to the corners of the mouth.  The folds are seen to separate the cheeks from the upper lips.  As you age these lines can become deeper and appear more prominent.

What Causes Nasolabial Folds?

Nasolabial Fold Treatment

Nasolabial folds are facial features that are often referred to as laugh lines or smile lines. You will notice nasolabial folds as folds of skin or deep wrinkles or lines that extend from the lower corners of the nose outwards to the corners of the mouth.  The folds are seen to separate the cheeks from the upper lips.  As you age these lines can become deeper and appear more prominent.

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.

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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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