What is the easiest way to smooth out the nasolabial line by the nose - inject a filler into the fold to smooth it out or plump up lost volume in the cheekbones? I'm in my late twenties and as I've gotten older, I've lost a lot of my baby fat in my face.
Nasolabial Fold or Cheek Deflation?
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Filler for cheeks
A small amount of filler into your cheeks and then your nasolabial folds will give you a youthful, natural-looking result. Choose Juvederm or Restylane.
Nasolabial Fold Elevation
Based on the photograph I see, loss of cheek volume does not appear to be an issue. I would address the Nasolabial folds with Radiesse or Juvederm.
Easiest way to smooth out nasolabial folds is with filler
The easiest and most conservative way to smooth out nasolabial folds is with injectable fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm. The lost volume in the cheeks is augmented with small cheek implants placed in the gingival sulcus. It is not used to flatten out the nasolabial folds.
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Treating the nasolabial folds
In my opinion, the best treatment for diminishing your nasolabial folds would be direct injection with a filler like Juvederm. it is true, however, that elevating the cheek area will also improve the fold in most patients. A side benefit of this is a more defined cheekbone which some people like for their facial appearance. Consulting with a plastic surgeon could help you determine what would work best with your specific facial anatomy.
Treatment of Nasolabial Groove
If the depth of your nasolabial groove bothers you, it can be augmented with fillers such as Radiesse or your own fat. If your not happy with your cheek contour, you can augment the cheeks with implants, fillers, or fat. At your age you are asking about two different problems. In an older patient with sagging of the cheek , a cheeklift can improve both conditions.
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