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The only FDA approved filler that offers permenant correction of the nasolabial folds is Artefill, a collagen and polymethacrylate filler where the collagen goes away and the PMA remains. It is expensive and usually takes several injections to reach full correction. The other choice is microdroplet silicone injection. Silicone is an approved injectable intend for use in the eye, and in the skin it is considered an "off label" application.
There are several options for addressing marionette lines permanently. Fat can be taken from a patient's abdomen or thighs and injected into the lines. When this is done though, additional techniques should be undertaken to undermine the attachment of the lines to deeper structures or the fat may result in a worsening of appearance. In terms of dermal fillers, the only product approved by the FDA for permanent filling of lines is Artefill. There are long term complications associated with...
Silikon-1000 is a wonderful, permanent Injectable Filler that is frequently used to minimize the appearance of marionette lines. The serial puncture,micro-droplet technique must be used, and treatments are painless with topical anesthetic. Several treatments are typical, and your results are permanent. Complications are infrequent and include a 2% chance of developing bumps or nodules at the sites of injection. These are typically easy to treat with either dilute triamcinolone injections or...