Can Chemical Peels Remove Fine Nasolabial Wrinkles?
- Asked by saladsnowflake in Philadelphia
- 4 years ago
A medium TCA chemical peel may do ok for a fine nasolabial crease
Fine line in the nasolabial area may need than a chemical peel
Filler in the form of Perlane or Restylane might be more effective for the nasolabial area. Chemical peels are very effective at improving the quality of the facial skin. Medium and deep chemical peels can also remove facial lines. However, there is a price to pay with the deeper chemical peel in terms of healing and the risk of hypopigmentation. This makes it a lot easier to recommend the fillers.
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Fillers are the way to go for nasolabial wrinkles
Whenever I see a patient, I tell them that the nasolabial lines are filler country and that's because when they were first indicated, fillers were used to treat deep lines in the NL folds. Many fillers can be used, including the HA (Restylane, Juverderm), Radiesse and now even Sculptra, which has been recently approved for the treatment of such.
Dependent on the patient's budget and needs, I use the different fillers interchangeably with mainly HAs and Radiesse being my workshorses in that area.
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