Many people dream of a smooth, youthful look no matter how old they are. However, as people age, their facial expressions cause them to naturally gain wrinkles. And even though these wrinkles may be caused by pleasant emotions, laughter lines or nasolabial folds can be one of the most prominent signs.
It is important to stress that even babies have these laughter lines, but the depth increases with age and is a distressing sign of old age for many people
The origin of the fold has to be carefully analysed
The excess skin creating the fold may arise from the fat pad slipping don the cheek. If this is the case then addressing the cheek first is indicated. If the addition of filler to the cheek has not corrected the fold then, adding a filler to the fold is necessary
Dr. Faisal will assess each case individually and create a treatment plan depending on the deficiency and the goals of each patient
The use of filler has offered a solution in the treatment of the laughter lines.
Hyaluronic acid filler offers a minimally invasive method to reshape the laughter lines
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar that exists within the body.
A synthetic form of hyaluronic acid has been used in cosmetic practice for many years. It is a very safe substance and is known to have a very low complication profile
When placed inside the body it absorbs water like a sponge, causing the volume to increase. The absorption of water hydrates the skin.
Dr. Faisal only uses the most reputable brands of Hyaluronic acid. His priority is to use products that have the highest safety standards combined with the best results and longest-lasting outcomes
His preferred partners are the Juvederm®️ range by Allergan®️, Restylane®️ by Galderma®️ and Teoxane®️
Different viscosities of filler allow for different applications. The laughter lines require pliability, so a medium viscosity filler is an ideal choice
The procedure will happen while you are awake
Local anaesthetic numbing cream will be applied 30 minutes prior to the procedure
Hyaluronic acid typically comes in 1 cc syringes and for this, you will need about 2 cc's
A very fine needle is used to perform the procedure
It is normally completed within 15-20 minutes
You are able to go home immediately after treatment
The filler is pliable for a couple of days after the procedure so it is advisable to avoid putting pressure on it
There may be mild discomfort at the injection sites. This is easily managed with paracetamol
The results may look exaggerated at the start, however, the body encapsulates the filler and the result smoothes out over the next couple of weeks
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