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Suite 413, 29-31 Lexington Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153

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Nasal Labial Folds

Rediscover confidence in your reflection with our non-surgical treatment options which aim to decrease the nasal labial folds around your mouth and chin area.


Nasal labial folds (also known as smile or laugh lines), develop as a result of the natural aging process which includes a decline in skin elasticity, and repetitive facial movements. Other factors such as genetics, excess sun exposure and lifestyle habits which include smoking, can cause the nasal labial folds to become more prominent.


One of the most common non-surgical treatment options involves the use of volumising product, that is injected via a needle and or cannula, in-front of the nasal labial folds. By injecting product into in-front of the nasal labial folds, the folds become far less visible. It is important that other areas of the face area are considered when trying to decrease the appearance of the nasal labial folds. For example, some women and men who have lost volume in their cheeks, may be more focused on the nasal labial folds as the face tends to take on a very ‘droop’ look. By simply injecting volumising product into the cheeks, the face can look fuller, lifted and more balanced, which will lead to an indirect decrease in the visibility of the nasal labial folds.

In addition, volume loss can occur in the perioral region (are around the mouth), which can also cause the nasal labial folds to be more prominent. We can address the loss of volume around the mouth, to provide a more harmonies lower-face region.



There are a range of products, that contain different consistencies which are often broken down into three main categories: –

  • Thin products – designed to last 3-6 months
  • Mid-range products – designed to last 9-12 months
  • Semi-permanent products – designed to last 18-24 months

These products are made from complex sugar molecules that naturally occur in your body and bind with water to support your skin and increase volume.

At Bella Plastic Surgery, we use only the highest quality products to achieve long-lasting results.


Your results will typically last two-three years however, there can depend on the type of product being used, among other factors.


You may experience some minor swelling and bruising on and around the treated area. Following your procedure, you can apply makeup 24 hours following your treatment; to conceal bruising and we will recommend the best types of make-up to use.


Every non-surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk, and it is important that you understand these risks and the possible complications associated. The majority of patients do not experience the following, but you should discuss each possible risk with your physician to ensure that you understand the risks and can make an informed decision regarding your treatment.

Common side effects may occur immediately or maybe delayed and include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding/Haematoma
  • Inflammatory Reactions (swelling, Skin redness)
  • Itchiness
  • Tenderness
  • Paraesthesia/Numbness

Other adverse reactions may include:

  • Induration or nodules
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Weak filling effect
  • Infections including abscesses, granuloma, hypersensitivity

Extremely rare but serious adverse events associated with intravascular injection of products have been reported and include temporary and permanent visual impairment, blindness, cerebral ischemia or cerebral haemorrhage, leading to stroke, skin necrosis, and damage to underlying structures.


The following are very common side effects after treatment and should resolve with time.  

  • Swelling 
  • Bruising 
  • Redness 
  • Puncture Marks 
  • Asymmetry 
  • Tenderness 
  • Hardness 
  • Tightness 
  • Itching 

To prevent and/or help minimise any bruising after your Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty treatment:  

  • Application of a cold compress to the treatment area immediately and for at least 15minutes after. 
  • The regular intermittent application of cold packs during the first 24-48 hours may be beneficial. A cycle to consider is 10min on and 5min off. 
  • Sleep with the head elevated for the first evening. 
  • Vigorous exercise can increase blood pressure and aggravate any bruising that is developing – therefore, exercise should be avoided for the first 24 hours. 
  • You should avoid extreme heat for the first 24hrs (or until bruising has resolved). 
  • Topical creams that may help with bruising – reduction in the development and helping in the resolution. 
  • Arnica cream – apply liberally to affected area 3-4x per day until resolution 
  • Vitamin k cream – apply liberally to affected area 3-4x per day until resolution 

Final Results – Your final results can take 2 -4 weeks. You are likely to require a touch-up treatment to achieve your desired results.

Aftercare – Please contact the clinic immediately 1300 373 662 if you experience any inflammatory reaction and/or side effect. Late onset inflammatory response may occur at least 2 months after injection. If necessary, additional treatments, medications and/or surgery may be necessary.   

If out of hours, please attend your local medical centre or emergency department.  

  • You may return to your normal activities (including driving immediately post treatment    
  • Please cleanse face with water and gentle cleanser.  Avoid any active ingredients.  
  • Avoid makeup for at least 12 hours 
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure and extreme temperatures for at least 2 weeks post treatment.   
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or alcohol for 24 hours.  
  • Avoid touching or massaging the treatment area.  1
  • Avoid facials, waxing, chemical peels, IPL, laser or any other skin treatments for at least 2 weeks after treatment.   

As part of your post-treatment care plan, you will be provided with verbal and written post-treatment instructions.