Naso Labial Lines
Naso labial lines or nose to mouth lines can be treated with strategic placement of dermal filler to smooth out and disguise the problem area. Product selection and injection technique is dependent on the patients individual requirements
What are Naso-labial lines or folds (NLF)?
Nasolabial folds are the deep wrinkles or lines that form from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. While they’re extremely common, their severity can vary.
Feel reassured that everybody has nasolabial folds, it’s just some are more prominent than others.
Fillers are most often the first step toward reducing nasolabial folds. They are injected into the skin around the area effected. This adds volume to the area and lifts the skin. What type of filler and how much is used depends on the severity of the fold.
The safest technique for these types of fillers are using a cannula technique due to the network of blood vessels in the treatment areas.
The first line of filler treatment for NLF is often Cheek Augmentation as adding structure to the cheek area can sometimes be enough to vastly reduce the appearance of NLF.
What happens when you have NLF fillers?
An anaesthetic cream might be used first to numb your skin. A small needle is used to make a pilot hole for the thin flexible, blunt ended cannula to pass through then massaged to ensure a smooth finish.
It might feel uncomfortable but should not be overly painful.
The treatment usually takes between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated.
The affected area may be a bit red, sore and swollen. Any swelling or bruising should settle down in a few days and can be treated with a cold compress to aid comfort.
You will be advised about what to do to help reduce the risk of side effects.
This includes not wearing make-up immediately after the procedure and avoiding alcohol, caffeine, steam and saunas, heavy exercise and the sun or sunbeds.