Over the years, the fold that runs from the edge of my nose down to my mouth on both sides looks like it is sagging. I wonder if I can get this repaired without surgery. Is there something that could be injected into my cheeks to fill it out? Is anything like that permanent?
There are numerous fillers available to help decrease the depth and appearance of the nasolabial fold, the fold that runs from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. I use many injectable dermal fillers for this area including Restylane and Juvederm, however, I like Perlane and Radiesse in these areas when the skin is a bit thicker or the nasolabial groove is deeper. I am not a big fan of permanent filler in this area other than autologous fat injections as I feel that your face will continue to age and permanent artificial fillers may not be appropriate in the areas in which they are injected.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld