Nasolabial Folds develop between the nose and mouth as the aging process causes cheek fat pads to drop and lose volume. This can become noticeable as early as in your 30s. The more volume loss mid-face, the more obvious the folds become. Skin laxity and bone loss through age progression further enhance these folds. However, the nasolabial folds can also develop in even younger people through weight loss and skin laxity. It is easy to treat Nasolabial Lines at our Melbourne centre.
Understanding the anatomy and the cause of the Nasolabial folds is the key to achieving a desirable aesthetic outcome. To the inexperienced, it would be thought to directly add dermal filler to the fold, however, this would cause heaviness in the lower face. Rather than simply treating the nasolabial fold or marionette lines with filler, our Melbourne centre targets treating the cause, so as to lift the cheek area, reduce the weight to the fold and avoid bulking up the lower face. A small amount of filler into the nasolabial folds may be appropriate for some people, but not in all cases and therefore the initial assessment is important to ascertain the best place to start to restore balance and a more youthful appearance.
Following a comprehensive consultation with our MLAC Cosmetic Injector, the area is cleansed and a topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the area of injection. A very fine blunt cannula is used to place the Dermal Filler precisely into the area of volume loss, this technique reduces tendency to bruising and swelling. This technique is popular as it reduces the number of injection sites, allowing even distribution with less downtime.
Nasolabial folds deepen with the advancement of age. They can be simply corrected by replacing volume loss with Dermal Fillers. However, tailoring treatment requires an assessment of the folds and of the general volume loss in the mid-face and cheek region. At times it is important to re-establish the cheek fat pad in order to achieve the best results. A comprehensive consultation in our Melbourne Clinic ensures balance and restoration of natural facial contours is achieved.
Upon examining the entire facial contours, our MLAC Cosmetic Injectors your results appear natural. The best Dermal Filler treatments are the ones that enhance without being obvious. The reduction of the nasolabial fold depth provides a more youthful appearance.
An appointment for a consultation and treatment typically is 45 to 60 mins.
MLAC has operated in the heart of Melbourne since 1990, a reputable company with highly experienced clinicians. A name you can trust to deliver professional treatment with the best practice philosophy.
MLAC clinicians offer advanced laser technologies in addition to Cosmetic Injectables, ensuring the best outcome and a longer-lasting result. For consultation for a facial assessment and treatment plan, call the clinic or simply book online for an initial Cosmetic Injectables Consultation.