Softening Nasolabial Folds for a Youthful Look
Nasolabial folds are the “smile lines” which run from the sides of your nose to the corners of your mouth, and if deep enough can make you look years older. Softening the nasolabial folds which develop over time is one of the most popular treatments offered at Yofi Med Spa, and we take great pride in our results and patient’s satisfaction. Using safe dermal fillers to restore the youthful look to the face has the benefit of immediate and long-lasting results. Nasolabial folds are especially noticeable in the profile view or in pictures, and this treatment will significantly transform your face and take years off your look.
The Aging Face and Your Nasolabial Folds
Aging causes cheeks to lose their fat pad and, coupled with loosening of the skin, results in prominent nasolabial folds. In some people, deep nasolabial folds which develop as a result of sagging skin give the appearance of a scowl which may affect your relationships. Yofi Med Spa uses a safe technique in this delicate area which has many blood vessels to volume-loss and soften the age-related folds and wrinkles which develop. We are highly trained and confident in using the latest techniques such as the cannula technique for enhanced results and less bruising. We have had overwhelmingly positive results with this painless, quick, and long-lasting procedure.
The Yofi Difference
We have treated many patients with prominent nasolabial folds and have taken years off their appearance. We carefully review your facial structure and formulate a treatment plan to address the areas of concern and soften your folds and maintain a natural look. We take pride in having very few injection sites to reduce the risk of bleeding, bruising, and pain.
We will show you step-by-step the transformation as it happens before your eyes during your treatment. During your 1-2 week follow-up visit, we may place any final touch-ups if needed. Nasolabial folds contain important blood vessels and a thorough knowledge of your anatomy is required for a safe treatment. Yofi Med Spa has the most experienced doctors and nurses who value your safety, vision, and treatment.
Softening of the nasolabial folds will instantly take years off a person’s age. These prominent folds give the appearance of a scowl, and may unknowingly affect people’s perceptions. This procedure is safe, relatively painless, and quick with long-lasting and noticeable results.
We use only safe hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers which give your cheeks a well-defined look. We have the full product line of Juvederm and Restylane, and discuss your treatment goals to pick the one that’s right for you.
We will analyze your nasolabial folds in relation to your facial structure during your free consultation and answer any question you may have. Together, we will choose the best dermal filler for you and begin the treatment process. First, we will begin cleaning and numbing the treatment area for your safety and comfort. Injections take around 30 minutes and most daily activities can be resumed shortly thereafter. We will schedule a follow-up visit and to perform any touch-ups if needed.
Consultations are typically 20 minutes. After a short numbing period, treatments typically take an additional 20 minutes. Following the injection, we will schedule a follow-up visit within 2 weeks for any touch-ups if required.
Most people state they feel mild pressure, and report pain scores of around 3/10 after we apply our proprietary and powerful numbing medication. All of our dermal fillers contain a local anesthetic to further help reduce injection site pain. After the treatment, we will apply arnica to soothe the skin and apply ice packs to reduce swelling and discomfort.
We take every precaution to reduce bruising such as icing the area, using very fine needles, and limiting the number of injection sites. However, while we avoid areas of major blood vessels, bruising may happen. We ask you to not consume alcohol the day before and to let us know if you are using any blood thinners such as aspirin, other NSAIDs, warfarin (coumadin), Xarelto, Plavix, etc.
Your youthful appearance may last around 12 months depending on the dermal filler used. However, each person is different and for some the dermal filler may last a few months longer or a few months shorter. We only use safe hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers which will be metabolized by your body over time.