NASOLABIAL FILLER TREATMENT
BY Dr Berry
Do you have deep creases running from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth? These lines, known as nasolabial folds, can make you appear older and tired. Fortunately, our Dr Berry at Firvale Clinic offers a non-surgical solution to smooth out these lines and restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance using nasolabial filler treatment.
Before the Treatment:
Before your nasolabial filler injection, you will have a consultation with Dr Berry to discuss your goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have. She will assess your facial anatomy and determine the appropriate amount and type of filler needed to achieve the desired results.
During the Treatment:
The treatment area is cleansed with an antiseptic solution, and a topical numbing cream may be applied to minimise discomfort.
The filler is then injected into the targeted areas. The amount of product used depends on the severity of the nasolabial folds. Dr Berry will use her expertise to ensure that the filler is distributed evenly and symmetrically for a natural-looking result.
After the Treatment:
There is little to no downtime after nasolabial filler injections, and most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, it is important to avoid strenuous exercise and exposure to extreme temperatures for the first 24 to 48 hours to minimise swelling and bruising.
Some patients may experience mild side effects such as redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. These typically resolve within a few days to a week. If necessary Dr Berry may recommend using ice packs or over-the-counter pain medication to manage any discomfort.
Results from nasolabial filler injections are immediate, and patients will notice a smoother, more youthful appearance in the treated areas. The results can last anywhere from six months to a year, depending on the type of filler used and the individual's metabolism. To maintain the results, touch-up treatments are recommended.
Overall, nasolabial filler injections are a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds and achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated look. It is important to consult with a qualified medical professional to ensure a safe and successful treatment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What are nasolabial folds?
A: Nasolabial folds are the lines that run from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth. They become more pronounced as we age due to the loss of collagen and elastin in our skin.
Q: Can nasolabial folds be treated with non-surgical procedures?
A: Yes, there are non-surgical procedures that can help reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds such as dermal fillers and Endolift treatment.
Q: How do dermal fillers work to treat nasolabial folds?
A: Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to add volume and smooth out wrinkles and lines. Hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used to treat nasolabial folds because they are natural substances found in our skin and provide natural-looking results.
Q: Is the procedure painful?
A: Most patients report only minor discomfort during the procedure, and the discomfort can be minimised with the use of a topical anaesthetic.
Q: How long do the results last?
A: The duration of results depends on the type of filler used and the individual's metabolism, but typically lasts from six months to a year. Touch-up treatments can help maintain the results.
Q: What are the potential side effects of nasolabial filler injections?
A: Common side effects include bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site. These usually resolve within a few days. Rare but more serious side effects include infection, allergic reactions, and vascular complications.
Q: Who is a good candidate for nasolabial filler injections?
A: Good candidates for nasolabial filler injections are those with mild to moderate nasolabial folds who want to improve the appearance of their skin without undergoing surgery.