Can Botox eliminate nasolabial lines?
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Botox for nasolabial folds
BOTOX® is best used on the upper face and cannot eliminate nasolabial lines.
BOTOX® is most effective in treating the lines that form around the eyes and on the forehead, as the injectable treatment works to relax the muscle movement that can cause these lines. Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE® work differently, as they add volume to the area around the lower portion of the face to help minimize the appearance of lines like nasolabial folds. Given that your dermal fillers are wearing off after just 2 months, you might want to try JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, which is longer-lasting. It may also be a good idea for you to consult with a different injector. Visit with a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic facial procedures in order to obtain the best results.
Botox for nasolabial lines
Botox is not a recommended treatment for nasolabial lines. While Botox can reduce your nasolabial lines it will also diminish your ability to smile, making it unsuitable. If your filler injections are not lasting long enough it may be because the nasolabial lines remain under corrected. Are you limited by a budget? You may need more filler for complete correction which will last longer. If necessary, ask about financing options so you can get optimal correction. If you have very deep nasolabial lines associated with prominent skin folds (nasolabial folds) it can be difficult to achieve adequate correction with non-surgical options like fillers, and a mid-face lift may be a better solution. A filler to lift the upper cheeks can also help by lifting the nasolabial folds. Which of the latter two options is best for you can be determined by a consultation with an experienced cosmetic and surgical dermatologist who can evaluate your needs and offer either option. For the upper lip lines, Botox is usually a supplement to a filler such as Restylane or Belotero. Only a small quantity of Botox can be used, in order to preserve normal mouth movement ( which is important when you're eating or drinking, and for normal speech). Regular use of Botox does help to maintain the results of Botox without reverting back to where you started.
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Treatment of nasolabial folds
The ideal treatment for nasolabial folds is a hyaluronic based filler such as Juvederm Ultra/UltraPlus or Restylane. Radiesse can also be used. If neither of these is lasting for you and should in most cases last up to a year, you can Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Lyft or Sculptra for a longer duration of effect. I recommend you see an experienced injector for an in-person consultation. I would also discuss your concerns regarding prior filler injections and duration of action. Botox is not a treatment option for nasolabial folds.
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Botox and Nasolabial Folds
What a great question. Botox is not a treatment to soften nasolabial folds. A good way to think about your Botox is that it will stop you from making movement, where as an injectable filler will plump folds and volumize hollow areas of the face. In my office I enjoy placing Voluma or Radiesse (depending on the patient) along the cheek bone to lift and smooth out nasolabial folds.
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