Nasolabial lines are the two skin folds that normally run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. These lines can appear at any age and contribute to an aged appearance. The main causes are drooping of the cheek mass, depressions (folds) and dermal attachments. The fold causes a demarcation of the upper cheek from the upper lip and therefore individuals seek to reduce the appearance of this fold, restoring youthful and smooth transitional contour.
The nose-mouth lines may appear earlier as minor depressed areas however become more visible from the late twenties partly due to mid-face descent and gravitational influence. The folds may sag to the extent where smiling only accentuates them and this is then at an advanced point.
Dermal fillers to diminish or eradicate these folds are commonly used and is one of the most requested procedure.
The Nasolabial folds can be treated with an isolated used of dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane or as part of an extended treatment plan that address other concerns. Treating other areas of the face usually results in a reduction of the nasolabial folds and some are then happy without a full correction of this area. In the younger individual small volumes can create a pleasing result naturally.
Young or Old Patients who have lines or have lost volume in this area and desire an improvement in facial balance or those who want to restore the contours from when they were younger. Candidates can achieve a safe and aesthetically pleasing result using some of the most advanced dermal fillers, with no bruising and no downtime using advanced techniques perfected by Dr Bharat Patel.
You are encouraged to book in a thorough consultation with Dr Bharat Patel. He will undergo a full face analysis, followed by a detailed treatment plan which takes into account your goals. The various parts of the midface are analysed to determine where a loss of support has occurred and much focus to anatomical consideration is undertaken. Procedures can be undertaken at the same visit as the consultation or on another day. Topical anaesthetic is applied to the skin and left to take effect for approximately 30 min. The regions to be treated are then precisely marked, followed by careful administration of the dermal filler. Gradual administration allows for the results to be continually checked and adapted ensuring the final result is perfect. Depending on the site, various administrative techniques are employed which are at the forefront of modern facial aesthetics.
There will be a noticeable improvement immediately and most patients are delighted at this visit, however improvement in contour continues for about 2 weeks after. A review appointment is arranged to take post- procedure photos which are confidential. Should you require a touch up or wish to have further areas treated this can be undertaken at the review appointment.
Naso-labial fold correction can be undertaken from £299. Depending on the underlying structure and aims, a greater amount of dermal filler may be needed to produce the desired result. This will be discussed with you before treatment at your consultation visit.