Nasolabial Fold Filler
Nasolabial Fold Filler, Cheek Fillers or PDO Threads for Nasolabial Folds
Nasolabial fold treatment can be approached in a couple of different ways. The most straightforward is with nasolabial fold filler. However, combining cheek filler with nasolabial filler achieves a more significant lift. A newer approach is using PDO threads to produce the plumping of nasolabial folds. These techniques have varying degrees of improvement, and the best treatment approach for the nasolabial fold depends on how deep the fold is and what is going on in the rest of the face.
Nasolabial Fold Treatment
The nasolabial fold develops as you get ‘less young’ from the descent of facial fat pads from the pull of gravity. (Everything heads south!). The descending fat pads result in a folding around a ligament that runs from the nose to the mouth. The first dermal fillers were for nasolabial folds and lips. However, as more fillers capable of treating other areas of the face became available, the treatment approach shifted to using cheek filler for nasolabial folds. How does this work? Replacing volume higher up in the face creates a lifting, lessening the appearance of the folds. PDO thread is a novel treatment approach that relies on placing tiny threads under the nasolabial fold to encourage collagen growth in the skin.
Nasolabial Fold Filler
Traditionally, doctors used nasolabial fold filler by simply filling underneath the line. However, in more modern approaches to nasolabial fold treatment, the filler is sometimes placed across, or even slightly in front of the fold. Nasolabial fold fillers are rarely used as a solo treatment. Instead, cheeks filler combination treatments are the norm.
Cheek Filler for Nasolabial Folds
The cheek filler’s success to lift the nasolabial fold relies on how advanced (or heavy) the fold has become. Cheek fillers are very successful in the early lifting, but if the fold is deeper dermal filler or PDO threads under the nasolabial fold will also be required.
PDO Threads for Nasolabial Fold
PDO threads are rapidly gaining a centre place for non-surgical treatments. As a novel treatment approach, rely on placing tiny threads under the skin (multiple threads required, and there will be bruising). Rather than a stand-alone treatment, PDO threads for the nasolabial folds are combined with thread placement across the lower face. Depending on where they are placed in the skin, they have a tightening and plumping effect. PDO threads can be used in combination with cheek fillers for nasolabial fold treatment as well.