Treatment of Nasolabial Folds 

Nasolabial (marionette) folds are wrinkles that run from the wings of the nose to the corners of the mouth. They can be deep or superficial, wide or narrow, the same on both sides of the face, or vary in depth and width. They appear with age as a result of loss of skin elasticity and weakening of the muscles that support the skin.

Often nasolabial folds, as an aesthetic defect, are formed at a young age. Attempts to get rid of them on their own are usually unsuccessful. Professional treatment of nasolabial folds in Chicago provides an opportunity to smooth or minimize their appearance, restore youthfulness and freshness to the skin, restore its elasticity and smoothness.

What causes nasolabial folds?

The causes of the appearance of "marionette" folds can be divided into three main groups: internal and external factors, as well as individual characteristics.

Internal factors

  • Age-related skin aging. 
  • Active mimics mobility. 
  • Improper nutrition and a lack of vitamins and antioxidants in the diet. 
  • Dehydration (insufficient water intake). 
  • Age-related changes in the bone structure of the face.

External factors affecting skin condition

  • Insufficient moisturizing of the skin and use of aggressive cosmetics. 
  • Smoking and alcohol impair blood supply to the skin and reduce collagen levels, which contribute to early skin aging. Frequent stress and lack of sleep can accelerate the aging process. 
  • Unfavorable environmental factors (ultraviolet radiation, polluted air, cold or hot climate).

Individual characteristics

  • Anatomical features of the face. People with a narrow face and a long nose tend to have more pronounced nasolabial folds.
  • Genetic factor. If parents or other close relatives have nasolabial folds, then the probability of their appearance in the next generation increases many times.

The most common cause of nasolabial folds is a combination of internal and external factors.

Fillers for nasolabial folds

Nasolabial fold injections are a cosmetic correction procedure that uses gel fillers to reduce wrinkles and fight age-related changes in the nasolabial triangle area. These injections help to give the face a more youthful and fresher look, improve the contour of the lips, and smooth out wrinkles in the area.

Juvederm nasolabial filler is one of the popular brands of hyaluronic acid used for injection into the nasolabial fold area. Compared to competing fillers, the Juvederm brand provides high cohesiveness and plasticity. Thanks to these properties, dermal tissues are tightly connected to hyaluronic molecules, forming a "protective framework" that protects the treated area from external factors and temperature fluctuations.

There are several different formulas for Juvederm. The best among them are Juvederm Vollure Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC.

  • Juvederm Vollure Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler that helps moisturize and support the skin, making it firmer and younger looking. This filler is specifically designed to correct wrinkles and folds in the nasolabial triangle area. It has a high density, which ensures good plasticity and even distribution in the tissues. This allows you to achieve a natural and permanent result. It contains lidocaine in its composition, which reduces discomfort during the procedure. Juvederm Vollure is a safe preparation that has passed clinical trials and is approved for use in the USA and Europe.
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus XC has its own characteristics for the treatment of nasolabial wrinkles. This filler contains a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid compared to Juvederm Vollure Ultra XC. The greater density of the filler allows you to fill deeper defects and folds. The product contains lidocaine, which helps reduce discomfort and pain during injection.

Juvederm Voluma nasolabial fold filler is among the best products in this line. It is the only hyaluronic acid-based filler that uses Vycross TM technology to create gels with high viscosity, which provides a longer-lasting correction effect.


Juvederm injection procedure

Before undergoing a Juvederm injection procedure, it is important to discuss the procedure with a qualified cosmetic professional at a consultation and clarify all aspects related to expectations and possible risks.

Process of the procedure

  1. Preparation. If the patient has a low pain threshold, local anesthesia can be additionally administered to reduce pain sensations. Then the skin is cleaned and disinfected.
  2. Injections. With a fine needle, the cosmetologist injects the drug under the skin in the selected areas. To evenly distribute the gel, the treated area should be lightly massaged. The procedure can take up to 30 minutes.
  3. End of the procedure. After the injections, the cosmetologist evaluates the results and may perform additional injections if necessary.

Possible side effects

Side effects from the procedure of correction with filler are extremely rare and disappear on their own within a few days. The negative signs may include:

  • swelling;
  • redness in the injection area;
  • soreness and sensitivity;
  • formation of small hematomas (bruises);
  • irregular contours;
  • rare complications (allergic reactions, infections).

Patients should follow the injector nurse instructions after the procedure and seek medical attention promptly if they experience any unusual symptoms.

Benefits of using filler for nasolabial folds

The use of filler to fill nasolabial folds has a number of advantages and positive effects. These are:

  • effective wrinkle smoothing;
  • immediate improvement in appearance; 
  • minimal recovery period; 
  • long-lasting results; 
  • natural look; 
  • reduced appearance of signs of aging.

It is important to note that the procedure should be performed by a qualified professional to achieve the best results and minimize possible risks and side effects.

How long does Juvederm in the nasolabial folds last?

The duration of Juvederm in the nasolabial folds may vary depending on the type of preparation and individual characteristics of the patient. However, on average, the effect of Juvederm on the nasolabial folds can last from 6 to 12 months.

Each of the Juvederm products has its own characteristics and duration of effect. For example, Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Vollure XC typically have a duration of action of about a year, while the effects of Juvederm Voluma can last up to 18 months.

Once the effects begin to fade, repeat injections may be considered to maintain the desired appearance.

Cost of nasolabial folds

The cost of nasolabial fold treatment in Chicago depends on the type of filler and the volume of filler needed. The more volume of filler needed, the higher the cost of the procedure will be. The average treatment price ranges from $500 to $2,000 for a single injection. Correcting deep nasolabial folds may require multiple injections, which will increase the cost of the procedure.

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