Botox Nasolabial Folds Before And After

Botox or another neuromodulator, such as Dysport or Xeomin, would probably be an excellent solution. Because Botox can relax dynamic muscles, it should prevent you from over-pulling on that one side of your face, which creates asymmetry when you use your mouth.

Once the muscle relaxes, the nasolabial fold will probably smooth out, too. If not, a bit of hyaluronic-acid based filler such as Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm or Belotero can fill it out. A board-certified dermatologist will be able to evaluate your facial muscles and relax the areas that will give you the improvement you desire. (Kory Kitagawa, MD, Honolulu Dermatologist)

Botox For Nasolabial Folds

Botox is used to help even out asymmetrical nasolabial folds after a stroke. It works well in this case bacause one side is paralyzed, and the other is not. It is simpler to cause paralysis rather than weakening of motion.

Injectable Fillers Nasolabial Folds

Dermal fillers are more often used for asymmetry of the nasolabial folds. Partial correction more predictable with filler since they disguise the fold rather then change facial animation. Fillers are more likely to provide improvement without over correction. (Joseph Mele, MD, Walnut Creek Plastic Surgeon)

Generally speaking, botox or fillers can be used to treat deep nasolabial folds. In case of botox, it should be injected precisely to avoid bad results. (Daniel Barrett, MD, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)

Meticulous dosing and placement is a must when working in the lower face area. Besides Botox and Dsyport, using a dermal filler may detract from what you are observing. Make certain your injector understands your concerns and that you both share a mutual treatment goal. (Harold J. Kaplan, MD, Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon)

Nasolabial Folds Before And After Filler

I’d advise against the idea of using botulinum to selectively weaken the smile muscles. Instead, first try using fillers to soften the nasolabial folds and make them more even. The risks are less with this approach and an error in botulinum dosing or injection location will leave your smile partially (or fully) paralyzed for three months or more. (Jon A. Perlman, MD, Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon)

Botox for deeper nasolabial folds

If you have overactive muscle on the side of nose, that pulls the fold and nostril up and makes fold deeper. Botox will help . Botox injection have to be repeated every 4-5 months. (Priti Shukla, Mch, India Plastic Surgeon)

Movement of the nasolabial fold is not treatable with Botox

The muscle which move the NLF are mainly the zygomaticus muscles. Treating these will affect your smile adversely. If you want to treat the bunny lines, this can easily be treated but won’t change the NLF much.

Filler is the best way to correct deepening NLF. Any of the fillers available can do this. (Steven F. Weiner, MD, Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon)

In most instances Botox is not advised in and around the smile lines as it can affect your lip function. (Nelson Castillo, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)

Using botox near your nasolabial fold by your smile may affect your smile. I usually do not place botox in this region because of that potential problem. (Steven Wallach, MD, New York Plastic Surgeon)

Botox can be used to relax any muscle group but you should have a consultation with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to discuss your exact desires. (Melvin Elson, MD, Nashville Dermatologist)

Botox around nose

Botox can be used to relax many muscles in the face but you will have to be evaluated in person to see if this would work for you since this is not a common area. (John Tang, MD, Los Gatos Physician)

In general, Botox is not used to change the nasolabial fold — Botox can be placed near the nose or mouth but must be done artfully to avoid potential problems. (Damon B. Chandler, MD, Philadelphia Oculoplastic Surgeon)