What is nasolabial filling? When is nasolabial filling required?

By | 17 February 2021

What is nasolabial filling applied for nasolabial folds? When is nasolabial filling required? Here’s what you need to know about nasolabial filling …

What does nasolabial mean?
In Latin, naso means nose, labial lip. Nasolabial, on the other hand, means the line between the nose and lips, that is, the laughing line we know. This is a line formed in the connection of the muscles here with the skin at the attachment points. The nasolabial line begins to deepen as our age progresses. When we don’t laugh, there is a line appearance. In some people, there may be lines at an earlier age due to the structure of the face and the shape of the face. The deepening of this line and especially its progression further down the rim gives the person a tired, older appearance.

Why does the nasolabial line get deeper?
Nasolabial folds are the form of wrinkles on the inner cheek. It occurs in the area from the bottom of the nose to the edges of the mouth. These wrinkles are present in everyone to a certain extent and become deeper depending on age, decreased collagen production, and other factors. Of course, the main reason for this situation is the sagging of the SMAS tissue on the face, that is, the part containing the muscles and nerves in the face.

Chronic sun exposure also seriously damages elastin and collagen in the skin, which causes the nasolabial folds to become more prominent. Smoking and alcohol use and sleep patterns are also factors that deepen the nasolabial folds. It usually starts to bother after the age of 35 or 40.

What is the nasolabial filling treatment?
Surgery is the only thing that can definitely prevent this to correct the nasolabial folds, but we would like to postpone the surgery for a while. Usually, we try to hide this with some filling or fat injection methods around the age of 35-40. With the fillings made at this age, it is possible to give that area flatter and a little more fresh appearance. We can only do this to a certain extent. If the groove that we call this groove goes further down from the rim, if an irregularity occurs on the edge of the chin, the filling will not give sufficient results. This is a finding that indicates the need for surgery. Generally, surgery is required after the age of 50.

The nasolabial filling process is very short. It can be done under local anesthesia. If the line depth is light, thin fillings are preferred if it is very superficial, and thicker fillings are preferred if the lines are deep. If the depth is really too high, then perhaps oil injection will be more appropriate. Because the fillings are 1 ml or 1.2 ml. The amount of filling is determined by looking at the size of the face of the person, whether it is a male or a female.

In some cases, there may be tissue loss not only in the nasolabial area but also in the cheek area. This usually happens in people with weight loss. In that case, it would be more appropriate to support the cheek area and the nasolabial area together with the cheekbone area. In this case, if only nasolabial is applied, it will not give sufficient results. The balance on the face may also be impaired. Therefore, it is necessary to distribute the filling in that area in a balanced way to collect the balance on the face more on the upper side.

The nasolabial filling is a kind of treatment method applied to the skin by injection method for wrinkles in the face area. Fine lines and deep wrinkles in the area where the nasolabial filling is applied gain a smoother appearance. The fluid injected into the skin triggers collagen production, which decreases with age.

Hyaluronic acid
The component used for nasolabial filling contains hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by the skin and maintains the skin’s moisture balance. Wrinkles increase in its deficiency. It is possible to complete this deficiency with filling.

After choosing the most suitable filler for the skin, hyaluronic acid-containing filler fluid is injected directly into the area of ​​the nasolabial folds. Injected filling disappears over time. The duration of the nasolabial filling depends on the person, it lasts for 12 to 18 months, it is not a permanent application.

What are the benefits of nasolabial filling?

The benefits of nasolabial filling application can be listed as follows:

  • Increases collagen production in the skin
  • Adds volume to the mouth area
  • Provides vitality to the skin
  • Softens the skin and gives a smoother appearance
  • Fewer side effects
  • The application gives fast results
  • Makeup can be applied after application

When is nasolabial filling required?
The appropriate time for nasolabial filling varies according to the person’s skin structure. Skin structure is elastic and tight in people under 25 years old. Between the ages of 25-35, thin lines around the eyes, wrinkles, and nasolabial folds occur depending on facial expressions, the amount of collagen production, sun and other factors, and sagging may begin. Between the ages of 35-45, especially nasolabial folds become prominent, the skin loses its elastic structure a little more, and sagging occurs in the neck and face area. At later ages, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines increases in direct proportion to the aging process.

Although the processes written above vary from person to person, they generally work the same for everyone. For this reason, an expert opinion should be taken for the nasolabial filling application and the decision should be made accordingly.

What are the side effects of nasolabial filling treatment?
Nasolabial filling treatment is one of the most preferred methods because it has less risk than surgical intervention. Nevertheless, the components used in nasolabial filling treatment may cause mild side effects in some cases. Side effects disappear within a few days. If any of the following conditions occur after nasolabial filling treatment, you should consult your doctor:

  • Bruising in the injection area
  • Swelling
  • Blushing
  • Debris