Dermal fillers can enhance your own natural contours to create the ideal shape and fullness. Dermal Fillers is used for Lip Augmentation to restore volume and shape to your lips, and also to define the border of your lips for a more defined look. We can even soften ‘smoker’s lines’ around your mouth.
The nasolabial fold is the deep crease running from either side of the nose down towards the corners of the mouth. Also known as a “smile line,” this crease is created by repeated movement of the mouth. While it is attractive to have a little fold here, a deep fold can make you look older than you truly are.
This crease becomes more noticeable as part of the natural ageing process.
Fat is lost from the cheeks, reducing skin volume and making this fold appear deeper. Repeated smiling or having a “big smile” may result in permanent, deep creases in this area. Even after you're no longer smiling, the line remains. Deep nasolabial folds can be corrected through injections of dermal filler into the surrounding area, restoring the lost volume and softening the appearance of these creases. The goal of nasolabial fold injections is to even out the skin volume, leaving you with a smoother.
Who is suitable to have this treatment?
If you are concerned about the appearance of your smile lines, this treatment may be right for you. People who are more mature or who are slim tend to have more pronounced nasolabial folds. Genetics also plays a role in the appearance of this area of your face. A nasolabial fold treatment can be performed on most adults, men or women, who are in good general health.
What to Expect.
The nasolabial folds can be treated with injections of dermal filler, which fill in the skin from the inside. Several types of injectable filler products are commonly used for this area. Fillers come in a few different types; permanent, semi permanent and non-permanent. By far, the most common is non-permanent because its effects are temporary and can be easily reversed. Permanent filler can only be removed surgically. Each filler differs in the exact manner in which it builds up volume under the skin, as well as the length of time it remain in the face.
Dr Dean will recommend the type and brand
of filler that's best for you.
This in-office treatment takes less than an hour to perform. First, a topical anaesthetic cream may be applied or it may be included with the filler material when injected. Then, injections of dermal filler are delivered through a thin needle into specified areas in the cheeks and mid-face. These injections increase the volume of the skin, reducing the appearance of the nasolabial fold lines.
Patients can leave the office immediately after receiving the injections. There are no bandages needed, and patients can return to work immediately, making this a popular "lunchtime" rejuvenation treatment. The results are visible immediately, with additional improvements in skin volume becoming noticeable in the week following the injections.
The effects of this treatment with non-permanent
filler generally last 6-8 months.
Over time, the body gradually absorbs the injected material, causing the nasolabial folds to deepen again. Many patients undergo regular injections to maintain their rejuvenated appearance.