Nasolabial Fold Fillers Singapore
What are Nasolabial Folds (Laughlines)?
Nasolabial fold fillers are a popular treatment for improving the appearance of wrinkles and creases that form along the sides of the nose and mouth. Often referred to as “laugh lines,” these wrinkles can become more prominent as we age, resulting in a less youthful and rested appearance.
While nasolabial folds are a common and natural part of aging, many people seek treatments to reduce their appearance. There are several non-surgical and surgical options available to address nasolabial folds, including injectable treatments such as Fillers, non surgical facelift with HIFU, threadlifts as well as facelift surgery. Of these, the most popular treatment would be fillers.
Nasolabial fold fillers are a non-invasive treatment that uses injectable fillers to add volume and smooth out the appearance of these wrinkles. The treatment is quick and relatively painless, with most patients experiencing little to no downtime after the procedure.
What to Expect During Nasolabial Fold Filler Treatment
Nasolabial fold filler treatment is typically performed in a doctor’s clinic. The procedure is relatively quick, taking anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
Dr Edwin prefers to use the cannula for injection of the filler. This method involves the use of a thin, flexible tube with a blunt tip, which is inserted into the skin to deliver the filler. The cannula is less invasive than a needle and causes less pain and swelling. It also allows for a more precise and controlled injection, reducing the risk of complications.
The cannula method is particularly useful for treating the nasolabial folds, as it can easily navigate around the delicate structures in this area. It is also ideal for patients with sensitive skin or a fear of needles.
Another big benefits of using nasolabial fold fillers with the cannula method is the reduced risk of bruising. Bruising is a common side effect of injectable treatments, but the cannula method is less likely to cause damage to blood vessels, reducing the likelihood of bruising.
The amount of filler used will depend on the severity of your wrinkles and the desired results.
After the injections are complete, your doctor may massage the area to evenly distribute the filler and ensure natural-looking results. The treatment is typically well-tolerated, with minimal discomfort or pain.
Recovery and Downtime
One of the benefits of nasolabial fold filler treatment is that there is minimal downtime involved. You may experience some swelling, bruising, or redness in the treated area, but these side effects should resolve within a few days.
It is important to follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions carefully to ensure optimal results and minimize the risk of complications. This may include avoiding certain activities, such as vigorous exercise or exposing the treated area to extreme temperatures, for a few days after treatment.
Risks and Side Effects
Like any medical procedure, nasolabial fold filler treatment carries some risks and potential side effects. These may include:
- Swelling or bruising in the treated area
- Redness or irritation
- Allergic reactions to the filler substance
- Lumps or bumps under the skin
- Asymmetry or uneven results
Most of these side effects are temporary and can be managed with proper aftercare. If you experience any unusual symptoms or reactions, it is important to contact your doctor immediately.