Apes Don’t Have Nasal Labial Folds

Dermal Fillers in Your Nasal Labial Folds?

One of the most common complaints we hear from people when they come in for a consultation is that they do not like their Nasal Labial folds. These are the smile lines from the nose to the mouth.  We spend time educating people as to why injecting that area with Dermal Fillers does not look natural.  In fact, it can make them look like apes.  Here is the truth about looking natural while having dermal filler treatments.

The Truth About These Folds

Its all about making people look natural and refreshed.  When you look at little children, they actually have nasal labial folds and some flattening in their mid cheek area.  Children are full in the temple, lateral cheek area and lower face.  They also have a slight depression under their eyes (commonly known as the tear trough area).  As we age — beginning in our mid thirties — we start to lose collagen and hyaluronic acid. Fat pads in our mid and lower face diminish. We develop lines/wrinkles in motion (dynamic lines).

You Want to Look Natural, Right?

Skilled injectors understand age-related changes. We also know the subtle ways to augment the face to lift and volumize. Most importantly, we can do so while creating a natural look.  Simply placing dermal fillers in the lines and folds will make us look like apes — the only other species on two feet without nasal labial folds.

The most natural treatment plan is to focus on three areas:

  • Foundational treatment to stimulate collagen, such as Ultherapy (see previous blogs that address Ultherapy)
  • Volumization with dermal fillers and neurotoxins (Botox or Dysport). These create softening and relaxation of muscle contraction.  With Dermal Fillers, our team prefers Voluma and Juvederm products to lift and soften.  We start addressing the temple and brow area, lateral cheek and then lip area and lower face (chin, jaw line).
  • Our team will also focus on using Botox to open the eye area, give a medial brow lift, soften forehead lines when appropriate, and relax the lower face area.

Come in and let us create a treatment plan to make you feel and look your best!

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