What They Are
Nasolabial folds are deep creases that tend to appear on the skin starting at the nose and running towards the corners of the mouth. They are sometimes known as smile lines and are a common characteristic of ageing.
Despite their frequent appearance, their severity can be dependent on your lifestyle. For example, those who spend a large amount of time in the sun without proper UV protection tend to suffer from deeper nasolabial folds than others. This is also true of smokers.
Wearing sun cream and using top-quality skincare products can help diminish nasolabial folds in some instances but those who are affected by these deep folds can also benefit from treatment in the form of Dermal Fillers.
Dermal Fillers are often the go-to remedy for clinicians throughout the UK when it comes to reducing the severity of nasolabial folds. If you choose this treatment, one of our professionals will inject fillers into the skin in and around your cheek. These injections will restore and rejuvenate this area of your face, adding volume and softening any deep creases that may be present.
Dermal Fillers are a popular solution and last a good amount of time so you won’t have to revisit us for a top-up treatment for a while. For the most part, patients tend to report that fillers are effective for at least six months.
Am I Suitable For Treatment?
There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for nasolabial folds. However, if you are looking for a way to lessen the appearance of these facial features then Dermal Fillers could be the perfect solution for you.
Most people are eligible for Dermal Fillers, and your suitability will be assessed prior to treatment. It is important to note that if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under the age of 18 then we will be unable to book you in for Dermal Fillers.
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Most patients experience very minimal pain or discomfort during treatment. If you are worried about this part of the process then let your practitioner know as they should be able to provide you with a painkiller or numbing cream.
It usually takes between four to seven days for significant results to become visible, and these can last between three to six months. If you opt for regular treatments then effects can normally be experienced for a minimum of six months.
Most patients usually need one treatment to see visible results, however, as Dermal Fillers are only a temporary solution the majority of our patients opt for a long-term treatment plan to maintain these results.
There is little downtime after a Dermal Filler treatment, so you should be able to resume your day straight away.