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Dermal Fillers

How Long Do Fillers Last in Nasolabial Folds

Some clients ask how long the fillers last in nasolabial folds. This article explains what nasolabial fillers are, how long the fillers last in nasolabial folds, what affects the longevity of the nasolabial fold’s fillers, and the frequently asked questions.

Most clients are unhappy with the lines or wrinkles between the corners of the mouth and nose. These lines occur naturally and become outstanding with age. Most clients possess these lines, but they grow with age. Most clients are not interested in these lines and end up looking for a solution. Dermal fillers have been the best method to eliminate these wrinkles. They help in smoothening deep wrinkles making the skin look attractive. The Nasolabial fold fillers are not permanent, and clients can reverse when they are not interested in the results.

What Are Nasolabial Fold Fillers

According to de Sanctis Pecora & Shitara (2021),nasolabial folds are lines or wrinkles between the corners of the mouth and the nose. They are also called laugh lines. Nasolabial folds help treat and lift these folds, which raises volume loss in the cheek region and causes aging. These lines make a face look more aged. According to Moon et al. (2021), when the nasolabial folds fillers are injected, the face appears youthful and smooth, improving the client’s smile. Most nasolabial fillers are made with hyaluronic acid.

How Long Do Fillers Last in Nasolabial Folds

According to Philipp‐Dormston et al. (2020), nasolabial folds fillers are long-lasting, but this does not imply that it provides permanent results. They are temporary, and they can be reversed anytime clients wish to. They last for a short time when a professional cosmetic doctor injects them. Zhao et al. (2022) suggested that other nasolabial fold fillers can last up to eighteen months. How long the fillers last depend on the client’smetabolism, anatomy, product, placement, and dose. Some cosmetic doctors use cheap fillers and offer affordable services to attract many clients. Clients should be cautious when selecting a cosmetic doctor to conduct the treatment. Poor quality will not last for long. When the fillers last, clients are advised to go for another treatment if they wish to achieve their desired results.

What Affects the Longevity of Nasolabial Folds Fillers

The longevity of nasolabial fold fillers depends on many things, one of them being metabolism. Clients with high metabolic rates metabolize the filler more rapidly. Exercises are essential, but not during the healing process of the stuffing. For clients who exercise much, their metabolic rates are likely higher. This varies from client to client. When the metabolic rate is high, the product is metabolized more rapidly. This helps the nasolabial fillers to last longer.

The longevity of nasolabial fillers also depends on how the clients take care of their fillers after the procedure. When the fillers are well taken care of, they may heal faster and last longer. How the cosmetic doctor conducts the treatment also depends on how long the nasolabial fillers will last. A licensed cosmetic doctor’s treatment is more likely to stay longer than therapy conducted by a non-professional cosmetic doctor. Clients should keep in mind that a poorly completed treatment can result in complications on the way. This may force the clients to look for a professional cosmetic doctor to correct the procedure.

How to Increase the Longevity of the Nasolabial Fillers

There are things that clients should do to extend the lifespan of nasolabial fillers. According to Kort et al. (2020), cosmetic doctors advise clients to minimize exposing themselves to UV light. Excessive sun exposure causes damage to the skin. After the cosmetic procedure, clients should protect themselves from the sun’s rays to maintain the results. Professional cosmetic doctors advise clients to cover themselves with protective clothing or wear sunscreen during harsh weather to protect their skin from direct sun rays.

Stress is a challenge client experience day to day. Stress hastens the process of aging and makes the signs of aging worse. It is an excellent idea for clients to relax and avoid anything that can make them stressed. Although avoiding stress is difficult, clients are advised to reduce stress. Stress produces an extra hormone that can interact with the healing process of the fillers. This will help in the healing process of the stuffing and make the fillers last longer.

Clients are advised to avoid anything that could put pressure on the injection site. These include applying makeup on the injection site, massaging, and rubbing. After the treatment, clients should avoid using makeup on the nasolabial fold’s fillers. The pressure applied when doing makeup causes friction on the treated area resulting in bruising and swelling. Customers should also avoid massaging the injection site after the treatment. This may also make the swelling worse. Keeping the injection area always clean is good for preventing bacteria from penetrating. When cleaning the area, cosmetic doctors advise doing it gently to avoid putting pressure on the treated area. Patients should also avoid touching or rubbing the injection site. They can forget and touch the spot with unwashed hands. This is not recommended since it increases the chances of infection at the injection site.

Drinking a lot of water and eating a lot of hydrating fruits and vegetables is recommendable in the nasolabial fold’s fillers healing process. The nasolabial fillers are made with hyaluronic acid that retains and traps water molecules in the body. These help keep the skin moisturized and the body strong to fight any infection in the injection site and to make the fillers last longer. For this reason, clients are advised to drink a lot of water to keep their bodies hydrated.

FAQs about Nasolabial

How Long Do Fillers Last in Nasolabial Folds

Li et al. (2019) stated that nasolabial fold fillers last between six to twelve months. This depends on the client’s metabolism, how the procedure is conducted and how the clients take care of their fillers.

How Should I Increase the Longevity of the Fillers

After the procedure, there are some things that cosmetic doctors advise clients to follow. They should avoid exposing themselves to the excess sun, drinking alcohol, applying makeup, massaging, and smoking. However, they should drink a lot of water and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Are There any Side Effects of Nasolabial Fold Fillers?

Customers are advised to look for a well-skilled, experienced, and qualified cosmetic doctor when looking for cosmetic doctor. Stefura et al. (2021) revealed that the most common effects of nasolabial fold fillers are itching, redness, swelling, bruising, and discomfort. These side effects subside after a short period. When they persist, clients should consult their cosmetic doctor. However, stroke, impaired vision, infection, and allergic reactions may occur. This happens when a non-professional cosmetic doctor conducts the procedure.


Nasolabial fold fillers last between six to twelve months. This varies from patient to patient. Some fillers may last up to eighteen months. This depends on how the procedure was conducted, the clients’ metabolism and age, the type of filler, and how the patients take care of their fillers.


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