Nose To Mouth Lines
Generally, to varying degrees, we all possess visible nose to mouth lines, due to how our skin naturally folds.
However, through intrinsic ageing, the break down and degeneration of collagen and elastin means that these lines become deeper and more noticeable.
Motions such as talking, kissing and smiling contribute to the breakdown of collagen, deep within our skin. By the age of 25, the amount of collagen that is produced in our skin decreases by 1% every year. This is a fact of life that is totally unavoidable. Fortunately, however, we live in a time where treatments are readily available to maintain and restore our youth.
Dr Bob Khanna administers dermal filler to the nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), to help smoothen and soften them to successfully achieve a fresh and radiant appearance.
So, what is dermal filler?
Dermal filler is made from a product called Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar that exists in almost all living organisms. Its key role is to absorb water and transport nutrients to the skin, ensuring that the structure and volume is maintained.
How soon, after treatment can I expect to see results?
The beauty of this procedure and product, is that the results take effect immediately. Furthermore, results actually continue to develop over the course of the month, as your own natural collagen is stimulated. The effects are long-lasting, non-permanent and reversible. Due to this, most of our patients will return for a top up, every 6-12 months.
What are the risks and side effects?
The majority of reactions post-procedure, are generally minimal and temporary. You should expect a degree of swelling and slight bruising is a possibility. However, these reactions should subside within the week.
What can I expect on the day of treatment?
On arrival to your appointment, any makeup will be removed and the area will be sanitised. We will apply a topical anaesthetic on to the injection sites, to ensure the treatment is as pain-free as possible.
The product is administered with the use of a cannula, which helps to keep swelling and bruising to a minimum. A little discomfort is not uncommon. However, if you feel particularly sensitive, we are able to administer a local anaesthetic, although in most cases this is not necessary.
The appointment is booked in for around 30 minutes. This allows time for cleansing of the skin, numbing and the treatment itself.
After treatment, we advise you to avoid touching or rubbing the area to ensure placement of the product is not manipulated, for up to 2 weeks.
Any facial treatments, as well as saunas (or anything involving extreme temperatures) should be avoided for up to 2 weeks.
Here at DrBK, we perform all aesthetic treatments in a 2 step process, so you will be invited to attend a review appointment 3 weeks post-procedure. At this appointment, any adjustments will be made, if necessary.
Full, written, aftercare instructions will be provided on the day of treatment, for you to take home with you.