Nasolabial folds are the wrinkles that develop on either side of the mouth, going from the wings of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
These wrinkles can have several causes, depending on the face’s morphology:
In both cases, the go-to treatment in aesthetic medicine is injecting filler products such as hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse).
For “constitutional” nasolabial folds, we inject small quantities so as not to deform the facial volumes and, above all, avoid widening the lower face with these injections. One to two millilitres of hyaluronic acid are usually enough, which costs between 350 and 700 euros on average and should be carried out every 6 months to a year, according to the patient’s metabolism.
For “acquired” nasolabial folds, the face as a whole must be analysed in order to identify the patient’s requirements. These wrinkles need filling, but this will just be a “finishing touch”.
The prerequisite “foundations” in the cheekbone and tear trough are usually essential and allow us to give a “lifting” effect to the middle third of the face, particularly the nasolabial folds.
This aesthetic medicine approach requires larger quantities of filler products (usually 3 to 4 millilitres spread over the three areas, which costs an average of 1,100 to 1,450 euros). But a medical examination in the practice is needed in order to determine the quantities required in each case. As for any aesthetic medicine procedure, we will provide a free quote.
Please note that no face can ever be perfectly symmetrical in reality because the bone structure that supports the skin is not symmetrical. This is why we take “before” photos.
Before / After