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Nasolabial Fold Filler


The nasolabial fold, also known as the “Chinese moustache”, is one of the most common signs of ageing and can appear as early as the age of 30.

This “moustache” is characterised by the appearance of creases from the nose to the side of the mouth. This situation usually affects the individual’s self-esteem and alters their physiognomy, giving their face a heavier and heavier appearance, making them look older than they really are.

Fortunately, there are now simple and safe aesthetic procedures that can solve this problem effectively and immediately, giving people back their self-esteem and rejuvenated skin.

The side effects of this treatment are almost non-existent, as long as they are always carried out by responsible and competent professionals.

What are the main causes of Chinese moustache?

The appearance of the “Chinese moustache” can be related to various factors, such as:

  • smoking;
  • long periods of exposure to the sun;
  • skin dehydration;
  • poor diet;
  • genetic factors.

When should you opt for a facelift or filler?

A facelift or plastic surgery enhances the contour of the face and repositions fat, combating sagging and shrivelled skin and treating cases where the “Chinese moustache” is deeper.

Filling the furrows of the face is indicated for softer expression marks, to eliminate the Chinese moustache and to give the skin hydration and elasticity.

How does nasolabial fold filling work?

Filling the nasolabial fold consists of applying hyaluronic acid to the skin, a biocompatible substance that is absorbed by the body, in order to restore volume.

The hyaluronic acid is injected using a fine needle or microcannula for facial fillers. Before injecting the substance, the skin must be thoroughly cleaned to prevent contamination.

No pain or discomfort is felt during the procedure, as local anaesthesia or a topical anaesthetic can be administered. After applying the substance, the doctor should massage the area to prevent the product from building up and forming a lump.

The whole procedure takes around 30 to 40 minutes.

How long do nasolabial fold fillers last?

The results of nasolabial fold fillers can last between 1 and 3 years, depending on the concentration of hyaluronic acid, the quality of the product and the depth of the expression marks.

Afterwards, the product needs to be reapplied to prevent the nasolabial folds from reappearing.

How can you prevent Chinese moustache?

To prevent the appearance of a “Chinese moustache”, there are a number of treatments such as preventative botox (botulinum toxin) and hyaluronic acid fillers, which help to moisturise the skin and produce collagen.

Frequently Asked Questions

This furrow corresponds to a line that runs from the height of the nose to the corner of the mouth or chin, causing a mark that can be thinner or deeper.

In addition to the Chinese moustache, the nasolabial fold can also be called the nasolabial fold.

To quickly disguise the “Chinese moustache”, the most suitable treatment is filling in the nasolabial folds. This procedure is capable of eliminating marks and wrinkles, as well as moisturizing and firming the skin.

Filler creams, which are indicated to treat the “Chinese moustache”, are only capable of superficially treating expression marks and lines.

As such, these creams are often more recommended for preventing this problem than for solving it, as their active ingredients are unable to reach the deeper layers of the skin or restore volume.

Facial gymnastics can soften the superficial marks of the “Chinese moustache”. However, it should not be done to excess so that wrinkles or expression lines don’t appear.

Facial massage can prevent the appearance of a “Chinese moustache” and reduce fine lines on the face. However, it only treats the most superficial marks.

This massage stimulates blood circulation in the face, softens expression lines and makes the skin more supple and toned.

This is usually a safe treatment, as long as it is carried out by a suitably qualified professional. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of infection, nodule formation and even necrosis.

The best treatments for eliminating the “Chinese moustache” are filling in the nasolabial folds, facial harmonization and a facelift.

If there is sagging in the cheek area, then surgery is the best option.

The effects of this procedure are immediate and allow for the total elimination of the “Chinese moustache”. After the area has swollen, you can see the results.

After filling the nasolabial fold, you should take certain precautions, such as:

  • Wear sunscreen every day;
  • Do not exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment;
  • Avoid putting pressure on the filling site;
  • Do not massage the area where the product was applied;
  • Apply cold compresses for the first few days after the treatment;
  • Maintain a good skin care routine;
  • Follow all medical advice;
  • Use antioxidants, such as vitamin C serums;
  • Drink plenty of water;
  • Maintain a healthy diet.

To prevent the appearance of a “Chinese moustache”, there are a number of treatments that are recommended, such as preventive botox (botulinum toxin) and hyaluronic acid fillers, which help to moisturize the skin and produce collagen.

Edema is one of the most common reactions after filling the nasolabial fold. However, this is a temporary sign that usually disappears naturally.

However, there are other reactions that deserve greater care and attention, such as intense pain or a change of color in the area. In these situations, it is important to consult your doctor immediately so that he or she can assess the situation and indicate how to treat these adverse effects.


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