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Plastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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Nasolabial folds  January 12, 2009 11:39 AM

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.

Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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Fillers are the best solution.  February 21, 2009 9:11 PM

If the folds are the only thing you don't like, they can be corrected with Restylane if they are superficial and with Juvederm if they are deep. The results last 6 to 9 months.

This is something of an art, so the technique of injection is much more important than which filler you use.

It is important to use dental blocks , so the filler can be applied slowly, meticulously, and painlessly.

Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  February 19, 2010 1:35 PM

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

Plastic surgeon
Lone Tree, CO
United States
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Nasolabial folds  March 10, 2010 12:56 PM

The nasolabial folds are difficult to completely efface. Fillers will help and if you are pleased with the results, you may want to consider fat transfer as a more permanent solution.

Surgically, a midface lift will blunt them and you may be pleased with the result. Also keep in mind that once they are blunted, you may require less fillers.



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