Nose to mouth lines (AKA nasolabial folds) run from the side of the nose, down to the corners of the mouth.
They appear as we get older, as a result of the loosening of the skin in the cheeks and general loss of volume in our face. As we age, these lines can become very deep and noticeable and give the face a tired, sad, or sagging expression. This area can distort the balance of the midface and change the relationship and balance between the lower and upper face.
Often it is best practice to treat the upper face synonymously with the nasolabial folds to anchor the skin upwards. Or indeed sometimes, it might be more effective to treat the cheeks instead, depending on the depth of the folds. This is why a consultation is key, to discuss all options and your desired treatment outcomes.
Here at Castelnau Dentists we offer treatment in the form of 'Dermal Fillers' which are specifically designed for these trouble-some areas. Treatment is provided by Christie Lawton - who is an experienced Facial Aesthetics practitioner. To organise an appointment for a Free Consultation (to discuss any questions or queries you may have in a confidential and relaxed environment), please call us on 020 8563 7177 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dermal filler is a specially-formulated substance containing Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is found naturally throughout our bodies and acts as a lubricant and moisturiser, however as we age, we lose HA which reduces volume, shape and elasticity.
Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid. They revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.
Please see an example below of before and after treatment:
Yes. Prior to all treatments, we will undergo a thorough consultation- ideally in person, or over a pre-arranged Zoom video call. We will evaluate your medical history, discuss any concerns you may have and finally acquire your desired outcomes of treatment. Following this, we will agree together a safe treatment plan which meets your exact needs.
The actual procedure will take around 20 minutes, however please allow up to 45 minutes to enable us to carry out a full examination/consultation, take clinical photos and apply anaesthetic cream to the area.
£280 per 1ml of filler.
This varies from person to person, depending on each individual’s pain threshold. To reduce any discomfort, topical anaesthetic will be applied before your procedure, plus there is anaesthetic in the filler product.
You will see an immediate result after your treatment however, this will not be your final result. Optimum results will be seen after 2 weeks.
Bruising and swelling post treatment is possible. This can happen instantly and can occasionally be asymmetrical. Swelling should begin to subside in the first 48 hours and will subside completely in just 2 weeks. Down-time is recommended the day of your treatment where possible.
Your clinician will advise you on your aftercare during your treatment appointment. You will be advised to stop wearing makeup for up to 6 hours. You will also be told to avoid the sun, as well as saunas and steam rooms, for 2 weeks.
Your results can last between 6-15 months. The longevity of results may vary depending on each individual’s metabolism of the product and lifestyle factors. Gradually, results will begin to diminish, and at any point you are welcome to return for a ‘top-up’ treatment to restore your desired look.
As with any minor medical procedure, of course complications are possible. Bruising and swelling is the most common side effect of dermal filler. Swelling is occasionally asymmetrical due to hyaluronic acid being unpredictable- meaning water may be absorbed more in certain areas. These lumps should subside within 2 weeks.
Delayed onset of nodules is possible but rare. Complications will be discussed during your consultation to ensure you are fully informed. Before leaving, we always try to ensure that you are happy post-treatment, however in the unlikely event of any minor lumps appearing which cause concern, please contact us to discuss the options available to you. If seeking correctional treatment for a previous treatment of past work conducted by another clinic, if you’re happy to do so, it is recommended that in the first instance you contact your original practitioner to discuss your concerns.
Complications, albeit rare, can happen to even the most highly skilled injectors; which is why it is imperative that we know exactly how to act in these instances. Be rest assured, if ever any treatments were not to go to exactly plan, Christie is fully trained (by Dr Tim Pearce, Skin Viva) in the handling of all complications associated with non-surgical facial aesthetics.