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Advanced Facial Aesthetics
by Professional Doctors

Nasolabial Fillers

We are specialists in safe non-surgical treatments to enhance your natural beauty. All the treatments offered are carried out by professionals trained specifically in the procedures offered.

 

Nasolabial or Smile/Laughter lines run from the side of the nose down towards the edge of the mouth. They form when the natural support of the skin – collagen, is lost in a distinct line due to a natural folding point when you smile. People often feel these lines age the face quite profoundly and dermal fillers are an ideal way to smooth out these lines to produce a more youthful complexion.

Dermal fillers consist of synthesised hyaluronic acid, which is supported in the collagen skin matrix.  The molecules mimic natural compounds found within the collagen in the skin and replacing these lost naturally gives your skin back the ‘bounce’ it has lost.

Nasolabial fillers

Nasolabial Dermal Fillers – ‘Smile Lines or Laughter Lines’

How do I prepare for nasolabial dermal filler treatment

Do nothing differently.  Just go about your day to day activities as normal.  Your skin will be cleaned at the time of the procedure so try not to use any products or cosmetics.

We will determine what requires treating and develop a plan with you.  If something cannot be treated, we will try and be as realistic as possible.  There are certain types of folds that are too deep for any type of filler treatment.

For nasolabial folds and creases (laughter or smile lines) we will put some local anaesthetic cream on the area and top this up with some local anaesthetic injections.  This will sufficiently numb the area, so that the injections are not painful.  The needles used for dermal fillers are very thin, so this helps reduce pain.

How do nasolabial dermal fillers work

The gel-like solution is injected into the skin to add volume and creates a more youthful appearance. The hyaluronic acid draws water to the area which helps support and hydrate the skin and also encourages the formation of new collagen in the area.

How many nasolabial dermal filler treatment sessions will I need

The dermal filler injections usually last 6-12 months. They are all fully biodegradable and will break down gradually over time.  As the absorption times differ with individuals, how the area looks and feels is the best indicator that a top-up is needed.

Are there side effects of nasolabial dermal fillers

There are very few reported side effects with these products, bruising being the most common as with any injections. This is usually minimal and can be covered effectively with make up.

You must mention to your practitioner if you are taking any blood thinning medications ie. aspirin or warfarin as one would be at higher risk of bruising.  However, this does not mean that we cannot proceed, it just mean we will take extra care to minimise bruising.

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