Treatment Options for Nasolabial Folds
By Patricia Berbari on December 29, 2015
When patients meet with Dr. Patricia Berbari, they know that they are meeting with a skilled plastic surgeon who achieves excellent facial plastic surgery results in Gatineau. Her commitment to patient care and wellness is unparalleled.
Many patients have visited the practice wondering what can be done about nasolabial folds, which can have a negative impact on facial aesthetics. Let's look at this issue in more detail right now.
About Nasolabial Folds
Nasolabial folds refer to the lines that extend down from the edges of the nose down to the corners of the mouth. Everyone has these lines on their face, which are natural and typically most noticeable when laughing or yawning. For some people, these folds are noticeable when when not making any kinds of facial expressions, which can result in serious self-consciousness and a negative impact on your overall self-confidence.
What Causes Nasolabial Folds to Form?
Nasolabial folds typically become more pronounced as part of the natural aging process. Changes in skin laxity and collagen in parts of the face can lead to certain lines deepening and part of the facial skin sagging. These issues are generally related to genetic predispositions that run in the family. If your relatives experienced issues with these kinds of lines and wrinkles as they got older, chances are that they will affect you as you get older as well.
Are There Surgical Treatments for Nasolabial Folds?
Surgery is generally not a good option for treating nasolabial folds, though various kinds of facial lifts may be ideal for treating different kinds of lines and wrinkles. Instead, many cosmetic surgeons and skin care specialists turn to injectable treatments that can add volume to the face and reduce the prominence of these kinds of facial folds.
Dermal Filler Injections Can Enhance Your Appearance
The most common treatment for pronounced nasolabial folds is the use of dermal fillers. This classes of cosmetic injections help fill in deep lines and hollows, using safe and special substances to address hollows in the face.
There are many different kinds of dermal fillers available to meet your needs, a number of which are hyaluronic acid based. During the consultation process, you'll be able to find out which kind of filler is right for you and your situation.
Fat Transfer Injections Are Ideal for Anti-Aging
Fat transfer injections are a popular alternative to dermal fillers. The procedure involves a little bit of liposuction (typically performed on the abdominal region) to harvest body fat from a patient. This fat is then carefully purified and injected into parts of the face to add volume and fill in deep lines.
Since the patient's own fat is used, there is less chance of complications. Some of the injected fat will be reabsorbed into the body, while the rest of the injected fat will help achieve results comparable to filler injections.
Which Treatment Option Is Right for Me?
Dermal fillers and fat transfer can each yield exceptional results that help patients look younger and more refreshed. Yet each patient is different, and there's never going to be a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to facial aesthetics. A consultation will be necessary to ensure that you get the right treatment for your needs, allowing you to ask questions, voice concerns, and get all the information you need to make a confident choice regarding wrinkle reduction.
Contact Dr. Patricia Berbari
To learn more about treatments for various kinds of facial wrinkles and lines, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Patricia Berbari and the team at the practice look forward to your visit and discussing these matters in greater detail.
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