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Nasolabial Fold Filler: Benefits, Cost, Treatments & Procedure

Written by an Expert Aesthetic Content Writer Lisa.
Reviewed by Expert Medical Director Dr. Raj Thethi
Published on: July 5, 2024
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Nasolabial Fold Filler

Nasolabial fold fillers fill in the nasolabial lines. Also known as smile or laugh lines, they extend from the sides of your nose to the corner of your mouth. Nasolabial lines appear on everyone’s face during facial movements and become even more prominent as you age. 

Suppose you are considering various options to reduce the appearance of these lines. In that case, dermal fillers for nasolabial folds can be your answer. Before getting any treatment, knowing what it is, its benefits, risks, and more is essential.

Let’s Explore The Ins & Outs Of Nasolabial Fold Fillers

What is Nasolabial Fold Filler?

As the name suggests, it fills in the nasolabial line. It is also known as nasolabial lines filler. While various anti-wrinkle treatments are available, skin doctors recommend dermal fillers as a quick and effective solution. 

Nasolabial fold filler is the type of dermal filler that involves injecting a gel-like material into your smile lines. This material evenly distributes under your skin, promotes collagen production, retains moisture and reduces the appearance of nose-to-mouth lines. It plumps your skin and smooths out wrinkles and fine lines, making you look younger and fresh. 

Ideal Candidates For Nasolabial Lines Filler

Knowing who will most benefit from dermal filler treatment for nasolabial lines can help achieve the best results. The criteria for the ideal candidate include the following:

> Good overall health

> Pronounced nasolabial lines

> Seeking non-surgical treatment

> Need immediate fix

> Not allergic to filler ingredients

> Have realistic expectations

After a thorough consultation, your doctor will tell you if you are a suitable candidate. 

Nasolabial Fold Filler Benefits and Risks

Nasolabial Fold Filler Benefits

Nasolabial fold fillers are an intelligent option for anyone looking to freshen up their look, as these fillers provide the following benefits

> Reduction in folds and wrinkles around the mouth

> Promotes collagen production

> Restores lost skin volume

> Immediate enhancement

> Long-lasting results

> Natural-looking profile

> Non-surgical treatment

> Minimal recovery time

> Mild side effects

Risks of Nasolabial Folds Filler

Dermal fillers for nasolabial folds are generally safe. However, there are mild risks associated with the procedure that usually subsides within a few days. They include:

> Swelling

> Redness

> Pain to touch

> Itching

> Bruising at the site of injection.

When an experienced doctor does not do these fillers, or they go wrong, rare risks may include:

> Infection

> Damage to blood channels

> Scar formation

> Tissue damage or death

Dermal Fillers For Nasolabial Folds

Dermal Fillers For Nasolabial Folds

The Procedure:

Following is what happens during a nasolabial filler treatment:

> Consultation

The qualified practitioner conducts a thorough consultation to discuss goals and assess your facial structure.​ 

> Preparation

The area is prepared by applying a numbing cream after cleansing it.

> Injection

The doctor precisely injects the filer into the nasolabial folds and sometimes into the cheeks for additional support. The practitioner may massage the area to ensure even distribution.​ 

Just like nasolabial folds, if you worry about how to get rid of forehead wrinkles, know that dermal fillers can also help there.

After Care Tips:

1. Right after the filler procedure, avoid touching or applying pressure

2. Apply icing until the swelling subsides

3. Follow a simple and soothing skincare routine, avoid active products (first week)

4. Moisturise, apply SPF and cleanse daily.

5. Take care of your hydration 

6. Avoid intense workouts for 24-48 hours

7. Say no to  alcohol consumption for 24 hours 

8. Avoid blood-thinning medications for a week before and after the procedure to reduce bruising.​

Results & Maintenance:

You may see an immediate lift and volume into the skin around your mouth. However, expect some swelling or bruising. These mild side effects resolve within a few days, and the optimal results can be seen after four weeks. Your doctor may call you for follow-up visits to see your body’s response and give any necessary touch-ups. You can enjoy the results of Dermal fillers for nasolabial folds for about 6-12 months or more, depending on your body’s metabolism and the amount or type of filler injected. 

Nasolabial Fold Filler Before and After

Check out the following picture to understand what your nasolabial lines will look like before and after the fillers. 

Nasolabial Fold Filler Before and After

Nasolabial Fold Filler Costs

Nasolabial fold filler costs between £250 and £800 for one injection. Ask your skin doctor for a transparent price list. 

Nasolabial Treatment – Other Options

Apart from dermal fillers, your skin doctor may suggest other treatment options for smile lines. These options can be:

> Ellanse is a long-lasting dermal filler that stimulates collagen production, providing immediate and extended results.

> Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses fine needles to create tiny injuries in your skin, triggering your body’s natural healing process.

> Morpheus8 is a fractional skin treatment combining microneedling with radiofrequency to remodel and contour the face and body.

Nasolabial Fold Fillers – Key Takeaways

> Dermal fillers for nasolabial folds restore the volume and promote collagen production, reducing the appearance of nasolabial lines.

> They provide immediate, long-lasting, natural-looking results

> Your skin doctor will conduct a consultation and determine if you are the right candidate for these fillers.

> The results can be enjoyed for 6-12 months depending on the type and amount of filler used.

> Other treatment options include Ellanse, micro-needling, and Morpheus 8

If you are looking for a quick fix for these nasolabial lines, a dermal filler in Leeds may help you on your journey.

FAQs About Nasolabial Fold Fillers

Can fillers get rid of nasolabial folds?

Yes, fillers are a quick and effective way to eliminate nasolabial folds. 

Which is the best filler for nasolabial lines?

It depends; your skin doctor will suggest the best file for you. However, the most common fillers used are Hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) and poly-lactic acid fillers.

How long do the results of nasolabial fold fillers last?

The lasting results depend on your body’s response and types of fillers. However, you can expect the results to last for about 6 to 12 months. 

Is nasolabial fold filler a painful treatment?

No, it is generally not painful because a numbing cream is applied before injections. Most patients report mild discomfort.

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Dr. Raj Thethi

Yorkshire Skin Centre in Leeds is a CQC-registered medical clinic. It is led by Dr Raj Thethi who completed his core surgical training in hospitals around West Yorkshire before branching into aesthetics. Dr Raj Thethi is a Northern Territory Regional Expert for an international dermal filler company called Teoxane. He also sits on their National UK Faculty.

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