NASOLABIAL FOLDS (PARENTHESES AROUND THE MOUTH) REJUVENATION TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Dr. Zuckerman the latest injection techniques to minimize the nasolabial folds, informally known as the “parentheses”, around the mouth. These lines are most prominent while smiling and other facial animations and grow deeper over time. Dr. Zuckerman performs these injections using a Hyaluronic Acid filler such as Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC or Vollure ® XC. These two dermal fillers are similar and belong to the same family of products from manufacturer Allergan. Vollure® is newer and does not attract as much water as Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC, which allows it to be softer and more maliable. This makes it most suitable for mild volume loss in facial wrinkles and folds.


Vollure treatment for nasolabial folds. Source: official before&after photo from manufacturer Allergan.

Before and after from manufacturer of Vollure® XC treatment of nasolabial folds (parentheses), corner and marionette lines. Patient treated with a total of 3.75cc. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.


Nasolabial Folds (Parentheses Around the Mouth) Rejuvenation In Detail

Below Dr. Zuckerman outlines several key aspects of Nasolabial Folds (Parentheses Around the Mouth) Rejuvenation including procedure time, preparation, cost, and more.

Recommended Treatment Regimen

Most patients require two treatments per year to maintain a continual effect.

Longevity

Treatment is visible immediately and finalizes within one week. It lasts up to six months. Results will vary depending on how much product Dr. Zuckerman injects and how quickly the patient metabolizes Hyaluronic Acid. Dermal fillers in this area last a slightly shorter amount of time than in other less mobile and heavily animated facial areas.

Treatment Time

10 – 20 minutes per treatment

Pretreatment Guidelines

Dr. Zuckerman recommends patients take the following precautions before undergoing nasolabial folds rejuvenation to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before a day after, don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day before, refraining from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost

$700 – $900





Nasolabial Folds (Parentheses Around the Mouth) Rejuvenation Recovery, Difficulty, & Risks

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Downtime / Recovery

Some patients experience slight redness near the injection sites along the lines of the nasolabial folds immediately post-treatment. There may be minimal bruising as well, but both of these effects generally resolve within 24-48 hours. Most often, Dr. Zuckerman is able to minimize or eliminate such side effects with his techniques, and his patients often go straight back to work after a day-time treatment.

Required Level of Skill

Low to medium: while a non-board certified physician is able to inject a filler into the nasolabial folds, it is important to inject a uniform amount of product along the line of the nasolabial fold. This is a very thin target area, so it is important to visit an experience injector like Dr. Zuckerman. He will perform your treatment himself and make sure you achieve the results you desire.

Level of Discomfort

None to low: Dr. Zuckerman applies a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) before treatment to eliminate patient discomfort.

Associated Risks

Hyaluronic Acid filler injection in general is very safe, and this remains so in the case of nasolabial folds injection. The most common “risk” is that patients is being happy with their injector’s result, so it is important to visit an experienced injector such as a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Zuckerman. Any result with lumps, bumps, or unevenness around the mouth is likely to make you the patient unhappy. There is very low risk that a patient may be allergic to the Hyaluronic Acid filler, in which case a board-certified physician’s office will be able to apply a treatment to reverse the filler. This possible allergy is the main reason a patient should visit a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for treatment.



Frequently Asked Questions About Nasolabial Folds (Parentheses Around the Mouth) Rejuvenation


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Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


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Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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