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.
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.