Nasolabial & Marionette Filler

Nasolabial & Marionette Filler Treatment

The nasolabial fold is the deep crease running from either side of the nose down towards the corners of the mouth. This crease becomes more noticeable as part of the natural ageing process. Fat is lost from the cheeks, reducing skin volume and making this fold appear deeper. Repeated smiling or having a “big smile” may result in permanent, deep creases in this area.

Marionette lines (corner of the mouth) are long vertical wrinkles that traverse from the corners of the lips to the chin. The name is derived from Marionette puppets that have faces with long vertical creases. These creases could give a grim or sad look to the face. These lines occur with age, smoking and genetics and can progress to form jowls later on.

It is possible to lift these corners with dermal filler by adding volume and anchoring the corners higher up.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Dr Wafaa Clinic, due to ethical reasons we do have age limit policies with our injectable treatments. Due to the natural development of the face and muscles we have made the decision not to provide dermal, nasolabial & marionette filler to anyone below the age of 18.

In the week before the treatment, avoid taking aspirin (unless prescribed by a doctor), ibuprofen, vitamin E and fish oil supplements as these may increase bleeding and bruising.

Kindly ensure to inform us of any prescription medication you are taking.

As with most treatments where injections are involved, typical side effects of nasolabial & marionette filler include slight swelling, redness, tenderness and bleeding around the points where the needle or cannula was inserted. But, these should only last for a few days.

Step One – Consultation and Consent

It is important to understand that, whilst dermal fillers are not prescription only medicines, the medication needed to dissolve fillers, hyaluronidase, is. Additionally, the anatomy of the face is complex, it is advisable that you only allow medically qualified practitioners carry out filler treatments.

On arrival at our clinic in Reading, Dr Wafaa will complete a detailed personal details and medical history form with you. She will then discuss your medical history , the procedure, any potential side effects, and clearly highlight the realistic, expected result of the treatment. This process should take as long as you need and allow you to weigh up the benefits against the risks.

You will then sign and date your completed consent form.

Photos of the area to be treated will be taken for records and comparison later on with the after result.These Photos might be shared on Social Media for teaching and marketing purpose, but your consent will be taken prior to that.If you don’t prefer the photos to be released, the images will be kept confidential for medical records only.

Step Two – Your Treatment

Your treatment will take around 30 minutes.

The first part of your treatment will be removal of any makeup and sterilisation of the area to be treated with an antibacterial/alcohol wipe.

The area to be treated will then be numbed using an anaesthetic cream to the area 20 minutes or so prior to injection. This helps to numb the area to be treated and reduces pain when the needle is inserted into the skin. The anaesthetic effects of numbing creams like EMLA last around 30-60 minutes.

Dr Wafaa will use a micro-needle or a cannula to inject small amounts of filler into the Nasolabial & Marionette lines. A variety of techniques can be used, depending on the filler being used and area being treated.

After the filler has been injected, She may manipulate and massage the filler to ensure it is evenly distributed and correctly placed.

Step Three – The Check-Up

You will be offered a free check-up, two weeks after your treatment. This allows Dr Wafaa to check that the dose they administered was appropriate for the agreed outcome and that the healing process is smooth.

Final Step – The Repeat Treatment

Depending on how quickly you metabolise the filler and which product you were treated with, you will require a repeat treatment 12-18 months after your initial treatment.

You will be advised regarding when you may require a repeat treatment.

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