Nasolabial Folds treatment with Juvederm

Why Treat Nasolabial Folds with Juvederm

Reasons your patients are getting nasolabial folds

Nasolabial folds are the lines that descend from the side of the nose down to the corner of the mouth. Sometimes referred to as smile lines or laugh lines, nasolabial folds can make individuals appear tired and older than their true age. These folds can help to separate the lip area from the cheek area, though they become more distinct as we age, creating a more obvious fold within the skin. Nasolabial folds are categorized as static wrinkles, meaning they are present in the skin even when the face is at rest and not making any facial expressions.

While nasolabial folds appear in the skin when people smile, hence the alternative name smile lines, repeated facial movement and expressions are not the reason why nasolabial folds become permanent. As static wrinkles, they develop mainly due to gravity. There are a few factors that contribute to the development of nasolabial folds. Primarily, age causes ligaments within the skin to loosen. When this occurs in the mouth area, the fatty tissue within the cheeks begins to sag, making the folds within the skin to become more prominent and permanent. Loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid within the skin, which can also be caused by age, also contribute to the appearance of nasolabial folds. Genetics, weight loss, sun exposure, and the lifestyle of the patients (particularly if they are smokers), are also factors that can deepen the appearance of nasolabial folds.

What makes Juvederm the best solution?

As nasolabial folds are caused primarily from underlying changes occurring in the skin that ultimately leads to shifting fatty tissue and resulting in volume loss, dermal fillers are a great option for treatment. In particular, hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm are a favorite of doctors and patients alike. Injection with Juvederm adds needed volume to the area, offering instant plumping effects in the area that supports the skin, decreasing the appearance of folds or deep lines. Juvederm Vollure XC and Juvederm XC are indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds, for patients over the age of 21. With Juvederm, patients can look forward to instant, natural-looking results. Treatment is safe and effective, though finding an experienced medical practitioner is always essential, as results rely heavily on the skill of the practitioner and injection technique. Patients may experience mild temporary side effects, such as redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, bruising, and itching in the treatment area. Juvederm should not be used on patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

When should my patient come back for treatment?

The longevity of results depends on many factors, including the age and lifestyle of the patient, the injection technique used, and the area of treatment and severity of correction required. However, on average, treatment with Juvederm XC has been proven to last for up to 12 months, and treatment with Juvederm Vollure XC can last up to 18 with optimal treatment. Results will vary by patient.