This patient had noticeable nasolabial folds creases that were present both in a non-smiling state and smiling state. Her left side (pictured on our right side) was particularly deep towards the lateral side of her lips.
I used 3/4 of the filler syringe (JUVEDERM Vollure) on patient's left side nasolabial fold and the remaining 1/4 syringe on patients right side nasolabial fold.
I injected very superficially (top layer of dermis) on her left nasolabial fold to essentially push her crease "out", thus, creating an even plane on that area compared to her "before" state.
Nasolabial folds are very simple to inject, however, there is a very vital artery located underneath the fold called the facial artery. It's important that an injector pull back on the plunger of the syringe for a few seconds to see if the needle is in a blood vessel. This is a very necessary precaution for filling/augmenting the nasolabial folds.
This patient can immediately apply some powder/makeup to the injected site to eliminate redness and can go about her daily activities without interruption. There is an immediate improvement aesthetically with virtually no downtime :)
I have recommended this patient follow up with a SkinPen treatment (micro needle) session to her face to improve skin texture and decrease pore size in a month. I have also recommended we take a look at her mouth/cheek areas in 3 months and reevaluate and determine if she needs more filler and/or where to inject that possible additional filler. We are also interested in possibly injecting high/lateral sides of her zygomatic (cheekbone) area to "pull back" the entire cheek, thus, discouraging her nasolabial fold to get worse with age. Sovay Reeder
Filler: Juvederm Vollure
Medical Injector: Sovay Reeder
Med Spa: Aesthetica Med Spa
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