The stubborn area of the nasolabial folds can be treated many ways.
For younger patients with early lines, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane work nicely.
For patients with drooping of the face or cheek, this may also need to be addressed with either a cheeklift or a facelift. Occasionally the lines are worsened by volume loss in the cheeks and the extra skin sags against the nasolabial fold, so volume replacement is in order. In the rare patient, direct excision of the nasolabial folds may be in order.
Some patients have just inherited very deep lines, so all of these measures together only reduce, and not eliminate the folds.
Your plastic surgeon can guide you through which, if any, of these procedures are right for you.
There is NO permanent way to completely remove the naso labial folds. Only short temporary to long temporary ways. The short ways are with fillers, lasers, wire suture technique. The longer ways are surgery. Best of Luck from MIAMI
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