Nasolabial Folds / Marionette Lines
What Are Nasolabial Folds/Marionette Lines And What Can I Do About Them?
Nasolabial Folds, also known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines”, are the two lines running from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. They are defined by facial structures supporting the buccal fat pad (fat in cheeks) and separate the cheeks from the upper lip. As we age and the skin becomes saggy and thinner, the folds tend to become more prominent. This is where filler comes in. Filler will fill in the wrinkles and folds while improving skin texture and flexibility. There are many dermal fillers used to fill nasolabial folds and marionette lines. We will choose the right filler for you based on how deep your wrinkles are and your expected results.
Key Facts about Nasolabial Folds/Marionette Lines:
How Long Will The Results Last?
The longevity of your results is largely dependent on the age of the patient, their metabolism, the amount of exercise they do regularly, and the normal blood flow to the face. For example, someone who is young with a fast metabolism and more blood flow to the face will most likely burn through filler quicker than someone who is older. In addition to this, filler in certain areas of the face tends to last longer than others. For examples, lip fillers only last about 6 months due to how much we move our mouths. However, filler in a less mobile area such as the tear troughs and cheeks last up to 2 years. Each filler product is uniquely formulated; therefore, some products will last longer than others. Individual results will always vary.
Your Filler options for Nasolabial Folds and Marionette Lines:
Juvéderm Ultra XC or Ultra Plus XC ($700/syringe):
HA dermal fillers like Juvéderm Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC, work by lifting and restoring the skin’s natural volume and elasticity giving you a more youthful appearance. While the filler can be used to plump up wrinkled skin, fill deep lines, and replace volume in cheeks, it also a great filler to add volume to lips, define lip line, lifting creased skin around the mouth with Ultra giving subtle to moderate results and Ultra Plus giving more dramatic results. Results can last 6-12 months, however, in the lips, a more realistic timeline is 6 months. Individual results may vary.