Recently, our client Antonia, came to see us about reducing her nasolabial folds. Antonia has deep clefts in the nasolabial area, the result of having a small upper palate. Although she has had Restylane injected into her folds in the past, the upper edge of the fold has formed an obvious ridge.
To address this issue, and to add more volume to the upper area of the facial triangle, Dr. Ebrahim injected Juvéderm Ultra – a semipermanent filler- into the folds and over the cheekbone area.
In this image, we have shown where Dr. Ebrahim will inject the filler. Enhancing the cheekbones will help elevate the upper edge of the fold.
Injecting the Juvéderm. Since this filler contains lidocaine, Antonia feels barely anything as we inject.
After the procedure, left side.
Right side (where nasolabial fold is more pronounced).
Front, showing higher cheekbones and less deep nasolabial folds.
Juvéderm Ultra and other fillers can be used in a number of different ways to enhance or create more youthful lines for your face.
High, prominent cheekbones are one of the facial features most frequently associated with youthful beauty. As we age and gravity plus skin laxity take their toll, the malar (cheek) fat pads move downward and inward. This results in an older “apple shaped” face and emphasizes the naso-labial folds.
This aged appearance can be reversed with the use of injectable fillers, carefully placed over the cheekbone area, and in the naso-labial folds if necessary. The added volume over the cheekbone area has the effect of lifting the face, and restoring youthful contours. (The effect of this procedure is similar to having cheek implants, but is temporary. The treated areas are “topped up” as necessary.)
Using the new Juvéderm with lidocaine ensures that the injections are relatively painless, making this a “lunchtime” procedure with no downtime.
If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Ebrahim can enhance the contours of your face, please give us a call to schedule a free consultation.