What are nasolabial folds?
As you get older you may begin to notice lines and wrinkles forming between the nose and corners of the mouth. There might also be lines from the edge of your mouth to your chin, which are called marionette lines. If you are a smoker you may also have lines around your top lip. These lines and many others like it can be treated using dermal filler.
How do you treat the lines?
By using dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can be injected directly into the folds and wrinkles to add back the lost volume due to aging. We can also use botulinum toxin around the top lip area if you have lines caused by smoking or your mouth is drooping downwards.
How long do the fillers last?
It will normally last between 12-24 months. Although each person is different, some will find it doesn't last the full 12 months. This can be caused by the person metabolising the products faster than others.
Can anyone have the treatment?
You shouldn't use dermal fillers when you are pregnant or on some types of medication. Although the dermal fillers we use don't migrate through the body, there are no studies to show the effects on an unborn. You will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire and inform the practitioner of any medical history.