By creating lift through your cheeks and refilling your under eye hollows using Dermal Fillers, Dr. Jodie can smooth your Nasolabial Folds. Ultimately, adding volume and projection to your midface will also improve your overall appearance, facial proportions and balance, so Dr. Jodie's approach has many benefits.
Will cheek fillers correct my nasolabial folds? The simple answer is “no.” Patients often tell me that their aesthetician recommends improving the nasolabial folds (the diagonal lines between the bottom of the nose and the corners of the lips) by injecting fillers into the cheeks.
For qualified candidates, we have found JUVÉDERM® to be the top filler for nasolabial fold reduction at our med spa. Composed of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid (HA), JUVÉDERM® works to smooth the appearance of moderate to deep laugh lines through a subtle volumizing effect.
Cheek fillers can be a very effective solution to smile lines for a number of reasons, including: Adding volume – fine lines and wrinkles caused by smiling and facial movements can often be resolved simply by replacing the lost skin volume and elasticity.
Square: Square shape faces will tend to have a prominent square like a jawline that is equivalent in width to their forehead. A great treatment for this face shape is cheek filler. Because your face is already quite structured, adding gorgeous cheekbones will make you turn heads!
Treating with 1ml at a time is certainly appropriate for some areas, such as volumising lips or having smaller tweakments into other areas of the face. Sometimes, however, more than 1ml may be required – in the cheeks, for example – as 1ml may not make a discernible difference.
If it's something that bothers you, dermal filler can be used to treat the area, and, typically, a practitioner will use anywhere from 0.5ml to 2ml filler per side, depending on the individual and how deep the lines are.
The good news is that you can still smile after getting a nasolabial fold filler! The filler is injected into the folds, not the muscles that control your facial expressions, so it should not affect your ability to smile.
Nasolabial creases (dermal and epidermal defects) require a dermal filler injected into the upper or mid dermis for best results. Attempting to fill these creases with a deep dermal or subdermal injection may improve their contour but will not fill in the superficial dermal defect.
For most people, treatment with 1 syringe in 1 specific area will be a subtle enhancement, which can be great for younger patients looking to maintain their appearance or those who do not want to see a lot of change.
Juvederm Vollure is a hyaluronic acid facial filler, specifically designed for the nasolabial folds and for the parenthesis around the mouth. This is the longest lasting dermal filler on the market for the mid-face, lasting up to 18 months.
It's worth getting cheek fillers if you're looking to add more volume to your cheeks or if, over time, you've noticed some shadowing under your cheeks. Cheek fillers are a great way to replace volume or add more volume to give you a more youthful, more rested and overall softer look.
“Proper placement of mid-face and lower face filler should not significantly affect the smile,” he shares. With that said, “if an overly firm filler is used or if the region is overfilled, an unnatural appearance can result as the lips push against stiff surrounding tissues,” he adds.
Filler migration is the movement of a dermal filler from its injection site to another area of the body. While it is possible for fillers to migrate, this side effect is extremely rare and can be avoided by choosing a qualified injector.
If you gain weight, you may have bigger cheeks. Both situations can accentuate nasolabial folds.
How long does Nasolabial Filler take to settle? The final result is seen after 2- 3 weeks.
Botox works by relaxing the muscles around the mouth, but it cannot soften the deep folds in the nasolabial area. In this case, a volume-adding injectable like dermal fillers is often the better choice because it can fill the deep wrinkles and smoothen the skin.
25-35 years old: Fine lines around the eyes, crow's feet, expression lines, and nasolabial folds start to appear as age increases. Skin begins to sag. Pigmentation appear, skin becomes dull, large pores.
Dermal fillers can be used to restore mid-face (cheek) volume and sculpt the jawline, in order to reduce the appearance of sagging jowls. The procedure is not painful, does not require any significant down-time and is excellent at lifting and sculpting the skin, where volume needs to be replaced.
Most nasolabial folds will typically require two syringes to fully correct. One syringe of Juvederm is sometimes sufficient for mild nasolabial folds. For lip augmentation, one syringe will sculpt and enhance the lips. The change will be noticeable but subtle.
Swelling is completely normal after your procedure, so don't freak out if your cheeks look "bigger" or more lifted than you intended. Swelling can distort the shape, so give yourself about five days for the volume to settle before you assess your filler.
The Results Improve Over Time
Because these injections stimulate your body's production of collagen and elastin, the final results of treatment won't be seen for several weeks. Even as the hyaluronic acid is processed by your body, healthy collagen and elastin grow at a more significant rate.
After receiving dermal fillers, the cheeks may appear red and swollen which is normal and expected. To reduce swelling at home, you can apply ice to help reduce any mild discomfort. If you also experience bruising, using arnica products can help relieve this.