What is the average cc necessary for nasolabial folds or "smile lines" for moderate folds? I haven't had any Restylane to date, just inquiring on the average amount of cc necessary.
What's the Average Amount of Restylane Used on Nasolabial Folds?
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Amount of Restylane used in the nasolabial folds
Restylane is a very popular and effective hyaluronic acid-base dermal filler. It has been used widely throughout the face for the correction of deep lines and wrinkles. The nasolabial folds were the first area that Restylane was used. This is definitely one of the patients favorites. The amount of Restylane necessary to treat this area depends on the quality of the skin and the depth of the nasolabial fold. Typically, patients receive one syringe per nasolabial fold. If the patient has significantly prominent folds, they may benefit from additional one or two syringes. In our practice, we use nerve blocks so that the patients do not feel anything during the injection of the nasolabial folds. Not only are the patients quite comfortable that they assist us during the injection by letting us know how full they would like their nasolabial fold correction.
One syringe of Restylane or Juvederm often enough.
Your folds don't look deep, and it is best to start slow. I think one syringe of Restylane or Juvederm would probably be enough, but be prepared for getting an additional one.
Restylane syringes required for smile lines
Normally, patients that are having Restylane injected for the nasolabial folds will require anywhere from 1-3 (1 cc) syringes of the product.
Younger patients with relatively mild folds will require one syringe and middle aged to older patients with more dramatic folds will require 2. In some cases where much facial volume has been lost, even 3 syringes are required.
Don't take us at our word because it's a small picture, but it looks like you would probably need 2 syringes of Restylane. If you wanted to continue injection of Restylane into the area to either side of the mouth and even below the lip line down into the chin area, you may require 3 syringes for full correction. Good luck.
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Restylane in the nasolabial folds
Every patient requires different amounts of facial filler. That be said, younger patients can often get away with just one syringe, while older patients may require 2 or more.
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