What Are Nasolabial Folds?
Nasolabial Folds are the folds that form between your nose and mouth. As you age your cheek bones shrink, your cheek fat pads droop, hollows form under your eyes and you lose volume from your entire midface. This causes your inner cheeks to fall forwards and downwards on your face, creating a sagging fold called the Nasolabial Fold and an aged look we all want to avoid.
Sometimes Nasolabial Folds are evident on younger people who have lost significant weight not only from their body but also their face. Sometimes there is a genetic predisposition to prominent Nasolabial Folds.
How Are Nasolabial Folds Treated?
Dermal Fillers are the mainstay of treatment for Nasolabial Folds.
There are two routes here. Some (often inexperienced) clinicians suggest treating your Nasolabial Folds in isolation, but this tends to deliver a short-lived result and can lead to a bulky Nasolabial Fold with repeated treatments over time.
Dr. Jodie prefers to address the cause not just the effect. This approach involves refreshing your entire midface, not just the Nasolabial Fold itself, with Dermal Fillers. Dr. Jodie’s aim is to refill your under eye hollows, rebuild your cheekbones and lift your drooping fat pads in a way that pulls back on your inner lower cheeks. This way your cheeks no longer fall forwards and downwards on your face and, instead, retract your Nasolabial Folds, smoothing the area between your nose and mouth, without adding bulk.
Global facial treatments like this give a more natural look than isolated facial treatments. A ‘whole face’ approach is key to facial balance and harmony.
What Is Involved With Nasolabial Fold Treatment With Dr. Jodie In Melbourne?
After Dr. Jodie has carefully assessed your face, she will thoroughly clean the treatment area. You will be comfortable throughout your Nasolabial Fold treatment, as Dr. Jodie will use a combination of ice and local anaesthetic for numbing. To reduce bruising and swelling, Dr. Jodie uses a micro-cannula to administer the Dermal Filler (a fine blunt-ended instrument that pushes blood vessels aside rather than piercing through them), but sometimes fine-tunes with a small needle to ensure you get your best result. You will require minimal recovery time after your Nasolabial Fold treatment, so you can leave Dr. Jodie’s welcoming clinic and get back to your daily routine.
Tailored Treatments In Nasolabial Folds Across Melbourne
While smiles are beautiful, deep folds on your face when you are not smiling can make your face look older than you are. Fortunately, Nasolabial Folds are relatively straightforward to treat and, in Dr. Jodie’s hands, will soften to give you a fresher appearance. The process begins with careful assessment of your unique face to tailor a plan to recontour your midface and lift your Nasolabial Folds. By creating lift through your cheeks and refilling your under eye hollows using Dermal Fillers, Dr. Jodie can smooth your Nasolabial Folds. Ultimately, adding volume and projection to your midface will also improve your overall appearance, facial proportions and balance, so Dr. Jodie’s approach has many benefits. Her bespoke Nasolabial Fold treatment restores your facial contours to how they were some years ago to give a more youthful look.
Natural Looking Nasolabial Fold Treatments In Melbourne With Dr. Jodie
Dr. Jodie’s ‘whole face’ approach to your Nasolabial Fold Treatment will ensure your outcome is natural looking and subtle. By addressing age-related changes throughout your entire midface, Dr. Jodie will reduce the depth of your Nasolabial Fold, as well as improve your overall attractiveness by lifting your cheeks to create a more refreshed look. Dr. Jodie takes the time to provide careful and considered Nasolabial Fold treatments that avoid untoward tell-tale signs of Dermal Fillers, such as ‘chipmunk cheeks’. You can feel confident that no one will detect you have undergone treatment, just that you look fresher and more vibrant.
Trust Dr. Jodie For Your Nasolabial Fold Treatments In Melbourne
As a trusted name in Melbourne for Nasolabial Fold treatments, Dr. Jodie’s approach is always conservative and aims to give you a refreshed, natural look. With longer appointment times for thorough facial assessments, treatment planning, and the treatment itself, you will always receive personalised care tailored to your exact needs. With over a decade of experience as a cosmetic doctor, Dr. Jodie has trained extensively with some of Melbourne’s leading cosmetic dermatologists. Dr Jodie is also a national clinical trainer for a leading pharmaceutical company that manufactures injectable products, so you know you are receiving the latest techniques with quality products. You can have confidence in the high standard of cosmetic care that Dr. Jodie consistently provides.