Nasolabial folds, otherwise known as parenthesis, are those deep folds running from the side of your nose to the corner of your mouth. These folds develop as we age and might be one of the first visible signs of aging on the face. It is for this reason that nasolabial folds are one of the first areas of the face targeted by facial rejuvenation or antiaging procedures.
There are a few options for nasolabial fold correction, but perhaps the most popular today is with the use of dermal fillers like Juvedern Volumna. The latest of the range of Juvedern hyaluronic acid fillers, it is designed to restore volume in areas where volume loss has occurred. Common areas include the chinand cheeks. Also, because of its versatility, Juvederm can be used to add definition to the jaw line. This makes it the best dermal filler for nasolabial folds to date.
An attractive face is one that has smooth rounded contours, high cheekbones, and a thin, well-defined jawline. Together, these features make up the so-called “heart of face” or “triangle of beauty, with the base of the triangle at the browline and the point at the chin. As we age, we lose facial fat and elasticity. And when gravity is added to the equation, the triangle is reversed, leading to a narrower temple and forehead, and a heavier, wider jaw line.
Juvedern Volumna can restore the balance and proportions of the face by subtly adding volume to those areas where it is lacking because of extreme weight loss or the typical effects of ageing. This leads to the restoration of the triangle of beauty back to its original form, and a softer and much youthful appearance. Along with carefully placed Botox along the neck and jaw, Juvedern Volumna also works as a minimally invasive neck lift, redefining the triangle of beauty.
A thicker viscosity of this filler adds volume to the hollows that appear in the cheek area. As the filler is being added between dermal layers, it adds support to the overlying skin and restores facial contours. Clinical trials have proven that the volumizing results of Juvedern Volumna can last for as long as 18 months, although this can vary from one individual to another. Patients with facial volume loss due to aging, extreme weight loss or certain medical conditions can benefit from this treatment.
Aside from feeling some initial discomfort at the time of application, most patients report at having a painless experience. Depending upon the amount of filler added in one session for more severe cases, patients might feel some soreness for the first 48 hours after treatment. But this is usually easily remedied with over the counter medications to relieve the discomfort. For those with needle phobia, ask about getting a topical numbing cream applied to alleviate any of your anxieties.
If you are considering getting a cheek lift without surgery, consult with a board-certified doctor of aesthetic medicine who has experience treating nasolabial folds. She can advise you on how to obtain a facelift with dermal fillers including the use of Juvederm Voluma. After explaining your concerns and aesthetic goals, your doctor can make the necessary treatments recommendations for you so you can get started.