Nasolabial fold lines are the lines from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. These folds give an ageing appearance, as this is commonly seen in the elderly and ageing population. Reducing the nasolabial folds gives a more fresh and youthful appearance
These lines tend to increase drastically with age in some people, and even from an early age, these lines may be intense due to genetic factors. Dermal fillers correctly placed in this region decrease the folds between the cheeks and the lower face which helps provide a young and smooth transitional look between these regions.
Nasolabial fold fillers are used to help reduce the line and its shadowing and minimise the volume loss leading to this.
The filler type and injection technique would be based on the underlying cause, as there a 2 distinct anatomic variations leading to this problem. Overuse of the muscles may lead to creasing of the skin (dermal and epidermal deformity), volume loss and enlargement of the medial fat pad leads to overhanging of the NLF and when combined with the decent of the overlying skin creates a true ‘fold’. Another common cause is volume loss in the cheeks which leads to a loss of structural support. Most people tend to have a combination of underlying issues leading to the worsening of the NLF and therefore combination treatments are commonly indicated. High G prime fillers are generally injected into the deep layers in combination with a softer filler treated to the superficial layers.
With the use of world renowned premium grade TGA approved products, facial fillers help too:
- Provides a more youthful appearance, helps restore volume loss, provides structure support and lift to the brows, eye lids and aspects of the mid and lower face. This appropriately helps contour the face to provide an adequate balance and facial ratio.
- Enhancing shape and definition to the face.
- Hyaluronic acid injected directly into the facial tissues stimulates the production of collagen.
- Help produce a symmetrical appearance as symmetry is associated with attractiveness.
How many mls would I need?
There is no set quantity and each patient varies. Generally, a true NLF stems from volume loss in the region and overhanging from an enlarged fat pad, and these folds are best treated with volume restoration using combination of deep fillers and superficial fillers to the dermal and epidermal layers. To further enhance the result, this is combined with cheek fillers to produce a lifting effect to help lift and counteract the overhanging fat pad.
What type of dermal fillers do we use to treat the NLF?
There are a variety of options that we use and is based on the underlying cause, skin quality and volume loss which helps determine the optimal product. We are not allowed to use drug names as per Australian Regulations.
Most commonly, HA (reversible fillers) are the product of choice and produce great results. For younger patients, fillers with large particle sizes and good lifting ability is preferred, however older people or those with thinner/ weaker skin, require a soft filler that blends well with the tissue to help reduce any lumps.
Pricing & Consultation
Nasolabial fold fillers are a simple way to help restore facial volume, minimise the appearance of the folds which make people look older and to provide some support to the cheeks to help you look younger.
The consultation fee is redeemable against the cost of any treatments performed during the appointment.
Follow Up Consultation Free
After Care Instructions
No make up for 6 hours after.
No intense exercise for 24 hrs
No alcohol for 24 hrs
No exposure to high temperature environments for 7 days, such as spa’s, sauna etc.
Risks and side effects of Dermal fillers
Swelling in the injection region
Asymmetry. One side may have a better outcome than the other. This is often due to the fact that faces have a great degree of asymmetry and people often tend to focus more on their face after treatment where these asymmetries become more obvious to the individuals. With many patients, one side of the face tends to be healthier and respond better to treatment providing more structural support and better outcome.
Infection; rare but is always a possibility when there is any opening of the skin
Necrosis (cells death due to obstruction of a blood vessel): Rare complication. This may potentially lead to worse outcomes.
Blindness is an extremely rare outcome.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Dr Michael is an experienced Aesthetic Physician specialising in cosmetic enhancements and anti-ageing treatments. Dr Michael has been an ongoing trainer at the words largest and the most renowned Aesthetic Training Academy. It is with no doubt that if you choose Dr Michael, you will begin a life-enhancing journey that will provide you with that confidence boost you long for. The journey will be guided by a personal and thorough consultation and facial assessment, which will direct your very own personalised treatment plan.
Feel confident to know that your doctor is specialised in cosmetic medicine, has an absolute love and passion for his profession and continue to educate others, while learning from the best Surgeons and Specialists overseas and bringing home his experience.