Is there such thing as a safe and effective way to treat nasolabial folds?
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Subcision Is An Entirely Natural Way To Treat Folds & Depressions
What I can say is that with nearly twenty years of experience injecting hyaluronic acid fillers of all kinds, both in the U.S., in my Upper East Side Manhattan practice as well as in my satellite office in Israel (where a far greater number of regulatory agency-approved hyaluronic acid fillers and volumizers are available), the incidence of complications (other than the expected temporary bruises and swelling that sometimes occurs) to them has been negligible and the results extremely gratifying.
For patients who have expressed similar concerns as you, I have performed a tiny pre-treatment skin test on their forearms--to look for any signs of allergy or adverse reactions. The lack of any negative response most often leads to reassurance and ultimately to actual treatment.
Finally, subcision, which is a procedure that uses a sharp needle inserted under the skin to break up the existing collagen and stimulate new native collagen formation (neocollagenesis) would be a completely natural alternative approach. For more details about this procedure, I suggest checking out the archives of Realself.com.
Consultation with a board certified aesthetic core physician with extensive expertise and experience with all methods for treating smile lines is strongly advised.