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Nasolabial Folds Treatment

Laughter is good medicine for the soul and body. Yet, it also can leave lines on your face in the form of nasolabial folds. Everyone has these folds, but as you age and changes take place in your skin, they may seem to become more noticeable. These smile lines can distract from an otherwise lovely appearance. If you are bothered by them, you have options for correction.

Nasolabial folds are created over time with repeated facial expressions like smiling or laughing. As you age, the collagen and elastin in your skin begin to decrease. These are two proteins that create a fibrous network in the dermis, making the skin look smooth and full. As you age, these proteins break down and are not manufactured by the body in the amounts that they previously were. Also, the face loses volume due to age-related fat reduction. As a result of these changes, nasolabial folds get deeper and can become more prominent over time. However, dermal fillers can interrupt the process.

Results of Treatment with Filler

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Restylane® and Juvederm® are used to restore volume in affected areas, make them smoother and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Additionally, these fillers can stimulate the production of collagen, which attracts more moisture to the treatment area. Skin texture and flexibility are also improved in the treatment area. The nasolabial folds will not completely disappear with treatment, but they will become considerably less noticeable.

Treating nasolabial folds with dermal fillers takes a very short period of time, and the results can be seen immediately and normally last several months. Periodic follow-up treatments help maintain that fresh, youthful look.

Mild side effects of treatment with dermal fillers include tenderness at the injection sites, some swelling, slight bruising and possible redness. These symptoms usually resolve on their own in a matter of days.

Smile lines can be a sign of a happy, well-lived life, and if they are unwanted, options are available. Contact Creative Facial Aesthetics to schedule an appointment for a consultation and more information about dermal fillers. Dr. Khosh and Michele Rivard, PA, have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share with you. They can develop an appropriate treatment plan to give you a more youthful appearance.

What our patients are saying

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 106 reviews

Stephen P.

I've been to Michele for a numbers of years for various procedures and she's fantastic, a true artist. Michele never pushes procedures, always takes her time and the final results are superb. I'm in the entertainment industry and need to look my best. I'm thrilled that she's now moved offices and I was able to track her down, I wouldn't trust my face to anyone else. My advice, put yourself in her hands and trust and you'll be amazed at the results: not only is her work exceptional but very natural.

Robin M.

I have gone to Michele for more than 10 years, following her to her new location. It's so long ago but I think I heard of her expertise in a magazine article or blog. I trust Michele completely and have done botox and filler on many occasions during this time, The results are always perfect, so natural.

Scott S.

As someone who was very hesitant to try Botox, as I am a performer/dancer and expression is a huge part of my career, I could not be happier with the treatments I have received from Michele! I have gotten so many "You look so young!" and "You skin looks incredible!". Michele took her time to explain to me the benefits of different treatments and was very responsive to my concerns. I have recommended friends to her who are so grateful to me! As a person who came to aesthetic medicine through an incredible journey of her own, Michele is unparalleled in her compassion, skill and knowledge. Go see her! You will be in the BEST hands!

Melodie D.

Michele Rivard is the best I have had for my injections of botox and fillers. She is meticulous, exact and knows what needs to be done to make my face be the best it can be. I highly recommend her for whatever you want done and you will be happy with the results.

Meredith G.

Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!

Jackie C.

Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results

Kaitlin M.

Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.

Leah G.

Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!

Creative Facial Aesthetics

245 5th Avenue, Suite 334
New York, NY 10016

Phone: (332) 223-6655

Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM