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How Much Dermal Filler for Nasolabial Folds

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If you’re looking for a non-invasive solution to beat the visible signs of skin aging, dermal filler treatment is definitely perfect for you. Using active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, dermal filler treatments add volume to your face and eliminate facial wrinkles such as marionette lines, smile lines, and nasolabial folds.

So how much dermal filler for nasolabial folds is needed to achieve the best results? On average, most syringes are filled with an amount of 1.0cc dermal filler injectable treatment. But that amount still varies on the needs of a patient.

Nasolabial Fold Fillers: Why You Need It

The aging process is one of the factors that causes your skin to have volume loss, making it appear wrinkled or saggy. But aside from that, sun exposure and your lifestyle also plays a part in skin aging.

Common manifestations of skin aging in the face include marionette lines and smile lines or nasolabial folds. Facial filler treatments add volume to your face and smoothes out facial wrinkles using injectable filler treatments such as lip filler, nasolabial filler, cheek filler, tear trough filler, jawline filler, and forehead filler treatments.

If one of your beauty goals is to look radiant and youthful by eliminating nasolabial folds, nasolabial fold dermal filler treatment may be perfect for you. Depending on the severity of your facial wrinkles, nasolabial fold filler treatment is a cost-effective way to smooth out nasolabial folds without the downtime and incisions involved in plastic surgery procedures.

Nasolabial fold fillers are face fillers which are used to add volume to the skin around the smile lines, making it appear smoother and plumper in the process.

1. Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Nasolabial folds may be addressed by other plastic surgery procedures, but dermal fillers are what's typically recommended by dermatologists. Dermal fillers are non-invasive in nature which only results in minimal side effects and a short downtime period.

Dermal fillers stimulate collagen production in the skin which is why the skin appears to have a more natural effect after the treatment as compared to other non-invasive cosmetic procedures. While it doesn’t fully eliminate nasolabial folds, nasolabial fold fillers plump up the treatment area which smoothes out wrinkles in the process.

2. How It’s Done

Nasolabial fold fillers are dermal fillers which are injected in the skin to stimulate collagen production. This restores the lost volume in the skin, making it appear softer and smoother. Restoring the lost volume in the treatment area also enhances your facial contours and affects the marionette lines.

There’s a wide range of dermal filler options to choose from for nasolabial filler treatments, but hyaluronic acid fillers are what’s commonly used, specifically Restylane and Juvederm. Hyaluronic acid filler treatments help restore the skin’s firmness and youthful glow by keeping the treatment area hydrated.

A custom treatment plan that’s designed to accommodate your aesthetic needs and beauty goals are created before the start of your first treatment. The amount of fillers vary from person to person, especially since there are differences in each person’s metabolism and lifestyle. Depending on certain factors, your body eventually dissolves nasolabial fillers so touch-ups are regularly required depending on your plastic surgeon’s recommendation

3. When To Start My Treatments

You may start your nasolabial fold filler treatments at an early age of 25 to 35 years old as this trains the treatment area to stimulate collagen production. In case you're worried about having to do constant touch-ups, some patients report their touch-up intervals are longer, since maintenance fillers may have a longer lasting effect than the original filler.

For severe facial wrinkles or nasolabial folds, surgery may be required to address severe wrinkling so it’s better to start your injectable filler treatments at an early age while your wrinkles are still manageable.

How Much Filler You Need for Nasolabial Folds

To achieve optimal results, some factors must be considered in determining the amount of dermal filler to treat your nasolabial folds such as the type of dermal filler procedure, location of your treatment area, and desired outcome.

On average, 1.0cc of nasolabial fold fillers is applied per side of the patient’s face. This means that 1 syringe is required for the treatment. At first, 0.5cc will be injected. The remaining amount of fillers in the syringe will be applied depending on the extent of necessary adjustments to avoid underfilling or overfilling the treatment site.

However, this depends on the type of dermal fillers applied to your nasolabial folds. While there are wide options to choose from, hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used for nasolabial folds. The most recommended hyaluronic acid filler treatments for nasolabial folds are Juvederm and Restylane.

1. Juvederm Vs. Restylane: How Much Filler is Applied for Nasolabial Folds?

Juvederm and Restylane are both hyaluronic acid fillers, they only differ when it comes to their lasting effect and some specific components. Juvederm contains Lidocaine, a liquid anesthetic for pain and minimal discomfort during and after your dermal filler treatment.

Juvederm and Restylane have specific dermal filler procedures that specifically target nasolabial folds. While Juvederm usually requires 2 syringes of dermal fillers to achieve best results and Restylane requires 2 to 4 syringes, it still depends on the treatment plan appropriate for each person.

Your treatment plan depends on your personal lifestyle and aesthetic goals to ensure that you get your desired result. You will be able to remove every fine line and wrinkle around your face by using these dermal filler treatments shown below. The table below also shows the average amount of filler applied per treatment site.

Type of HA FillerDermal Filler ProcedureAmount of Filler
RestylaneRestylane Refyne1.5 mL
Restylane Defyne1.4 mL
Restylane Silk1 mL
JuvedermJuvederm Ultra XC1.5 mL
Juvederm Vollure XC2.3 mL
Juvederm Voluma XC1 to 3 mL
Juvederm Volbella XC1.2 mL

2. How Long Do These Filler Results Last?

It’s a widely acceptable fact that dermal fillers are not permanent solutions to the volume loss on your skin. How long the fillers will last depends largely on how long your body breaks down the compounds of a certain type of filler. Generally, nasolabial fold fillers may last for 6 months to several years, depending on how your body metabolizes it. Shown in the table below are how long each nasolabial fold fillers last.

Type of Hyaluronic Acid FillerDermal Filler ProcedureEstimated Longevity
RestylaneRestylane Refyne12 months
Restylane Defyne12 months
JuvedermJuvederm Ultra XC12 months
Juvederm Vollure XC12 to 18 months
Juvederm Voluma XC2 years

Consistent touch-ups may be required to maintain the effects of your nasolabial fold filler. The interval of your succeeding treatments depend on how fast your body metabolizes the filler, and the amount is usually less than how much is injected during your first treatment.

Aftercare for Nasolabial Fold Fillers

Side effects are perfectly normal reactions of your body to the injectable treatment, but it’s up to you how to avoid it from causing further damage to your skin. Following your plastic surgeon’s care instructions for your nasolabial fold fillers is important to reduce side effects and ensure the longevity of your results.

1. Side Effects

Dermal filler treatment is the most recommended procedure to address nasolabial folds instead of other plastic surgery because of its minimal side effects. Although there’s still the risk of detrimental reactions from your body, these side effects are generally rare during this non-invasive procedure. The common side effects that may be expected after the nasolabial fold filler treatment are the following:

  • Bruising, swelling, and redness
  • Skin discoloration
  • Itchiness around the treatment site
  • Skin rash

The side effects mentioned should subside within 2 to 4 days after the procedure. If it doesn’t, then you might want to inform your dermatologist about it for proper remedies to the side effect. If you experience the detrimental side effects of this procedure, you should immediately contact your doctor to consult how to address these concerns. Here are some rare side effects that should be reported and addressed by your plastic surgeon:

  • Acne-like lesions
  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Infection

2. Aftercare Tips

Just like in any dermal filler treatments, it’s important to give the filler some time to “settle in” your skin. Some swelling and bruising should be expected, but following your dermatologist’s care instructions would help reduce all of the side effects from the procedure.

Before you flaunt your rejuvenated looks, you might want to give your body some time to adjust to the newly-injected nasolabial fold fillers. To avoid experiencing further side effects, below are some aftercare tips during your recovery period to ensure that you get the best results from your nasolabial fold filler treatments:

  • Avoid vigorous exercise
  • Avoid alcohol and blood-thinners
  • Wait for 24 hours before putting on makeup
  • Avoid applying pressure or massaging the treatment area
  • Avoid sun exposure or any exposure of your treatment area to intense heat

Treatments Offered at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics

Tissue death, commonly known as necrosis, may occur if your plastic surgeon isn’t a well-experienced aesthetic professional. Patients who undergo nasolabial fold filler treatments are at risk for this if the facial artery gets punctured by the dermal filler injection.

Here at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics, our extensively trained aesthetic professionals always assure you that we will provide safe aesthetic services to help you bring your best look to life. For your other skincare or aesthetic needs, we offer a wide range of aesthetic skin treatments for your specific needs, such as the following:

  • Acne treatment procedures
  • Botox cosmetic procedure (e.g, brow lift procedure)
  • Lip treatments (e.g, lip injections, lip treatments, and lip augmentation)
  • Laser treatment procedures (e.g, laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing)
  • Breast surgery (e.g, breast augmentation, breast implant, female / male breast reduction)
  • Restylane dermal fillers (e.g, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Kysse, Restylane Contour)
  • Juvederm dermal fillers (e.g, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Volbella XC, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Vollure XC)
  • Other dermal filler treatments (e.g, Belotero Balance)
  • Other plastic surgery procedures (e.g, FTM top surgery, reconstructive surgery, body contouring)
  • Other injectable treatment procedures (Botox cosmetic procedures)

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woman's before and after resuls after dermal filler procedure at Dr. Lanna Aesthetics' beauty clinic

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