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Best Fillers for Nasolabial Folds in Inland Empire

Nasolabial folds are deepening in Inland Empire, as much or more than anywhere else in the country.  Our hot, dry, sunny climate often accelerates facial aging.  And while a facelift is often the ultimate solution for an aging face, many people look to a nonsurgical solution – dermal fillers – to soften their nasolabial folds.  Which products are the best fillers to soften nasolabial folds in Inland Empire?

What deepens nasolabial folds in Inland Empire?

If you find that your nasolabial folds are becoming more noticeable, you’re not alone.  A substantial number of people in our area search the web for information on how to improve theirs.  Nasolabial folds are a naturally occurring facial feature.  As you get older, they invariably deepen and become more noticeable.  And that’s one reason why many are concerned about nasolabial folds in Inland Empire.

Years of research by social psychologists reveal that when people first meet you, they often make snap judgments about you – just by the appearance of your face.  For instance, please note Influence:  People First Judge Your Competence by your Face” on LookYounger.News.  Since age discrimination is rampant today, being a young or middle-aged adult with a facial trait usually seen in older people can be a real problem.

Inland Empire’s climate often accelerates the facial aging process.  Strong sunlight and our dry climate can thin your skin.  This happens in part because it worsens our natural decline in production of collagen and elastin – critical components of healthy, younger-looking skin.  If that were not enough, as you age fat becomes a problem.  You gain it where you don’t want it.  And every year you lose fat cells where you do want them – in the fat pads that give young features a pleasing, rounded look.  The combined effect of smaller fat pads and thinning skin can make your nasolabial folds deepen.  That can make you look older and less up-to-date.

Softening Nasolabial Folds with Juvéderm® and Restylane®

Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® are well known, and for good reason.  They effectively soften nasolabial folds.  Your body tolerates them well.  Hyaluronic acid, their key ingredient, is a natural body substance, so your body will usually tolerate it well.   Juvéderm® and Restylane® work well for fine lines and wrinkles, as well as moderate nasolabial folds.  Deepening folds call for a filler with more body.

Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® do a great job where appropriate.  But they only last about a year.  By then, your body will absorb them.  Of course, if you’re not completely satisfied with the results of your injections, a different injection can dissolve them.  If you want to maintain your new look, you’ll have to schedule another round of injections every year or so.

Improving deeper nasolabial folds with Radiesse® 

Radiesse® provides excellent results in improving deeper nasolabial folds.  Radiesse® uses calcium hydroxylapatite, a compound that provides the mineral content of your bones.  Its microscopic spheres of this material provide volume, but they also provide something else.  They attract collagen, which forms around the spheres.  Radiesse® provides instant, pleasing results that actually improve over time.  This filler can last for up to a year and a half.

The longest-lasting filler for deeper nasolabial folds:  Bellafill 

For those who want to “fill it and forget it,” Bellafill provides the best answer for deeper nasolabial folds.  It has FDA approval for filling nasolabial folds for up to 5 years.  Bellafill’s tiny microspheres of PPMA are suspended in bovine collagen, once the filler of choice.  Bovine collagen provides immediate pleasing results.  However, your body will absorb it in a matter of months.

During that time, Bellafill’s PPMA microspheres – made up of the substance orthopedic surgeons use in bone cement – go to work.  They stimulate and attract your body’s own collagen, which forms around them.   Thus, your great new look will improve over time.  It can last for 5 years or even longer.

Some people are allergic to some of Bellafill’s ingredients, so you’ll need to be tested before receiving injections.

Having your filler injections done correctly

Fillers can do a great job smoothing your nasolabial folds, but only if they’re injected correctly.  Fillers are normally quite safe.   But if they’re not injected properly, they can have unwanted side effects.  Injecting too much of a thick filler like Restylane® Lyft, Juvéderm® Voluma, Radiesse® or Bellafill near the nose, for example, can compress the artery and cause necrosis.  Cells can actually die.  Properly trained board-certified facial plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists know how to inject these fillers properly and prevent these kinds of problems.

The injection procedure can change depending on the filler.  Juvéderm®, Restylane® and other hyaluronic acid fillers provide great results immediately.  And if you don’t like what you see, a different injection can dissolve them.  So, one round of injections is usually all that’s necessary.  In contrast, Bellafill and Radiesse® cannot be reversed.  For that reason, I recommend injecting enough filler to see an improvement but then scheduling the second round of injections to give you exactly the new look you want.

Determining the right filler and injecting it properly is both an art and a science, best done by a trained, experienced specialist.  If you’re in Inland Em