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Many people go to extreme measures to combat the signs of aging. One such sign of aging is nasolabial folds, also known as parentheses lines. As your skin starts to lose collagen, it can sag, which forms lines in the shape of parentheses from the nose to the mouth. Skin care products can be useful in reducing the appearance of lines or rough skin texture. However, they will not get rid of the parentheses lines on your face. Fillers are the most effective measures to take if that is your goal.

Consult with a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. Lotions and skin care creams, such as those containing glycolic acid, are not going to get rid of parentheses lines on your face. The doctor will generally recommend fillers for getting rid of the lines.

Get a dermal filler injected into parentheses lines. One such filler is Juvederm. It is put into the lines in small amounts by a doctor. You will see the results right away. Follow the instructions from the doctor for care.

Have a hyaluronic acid filler injected into parentheses lines. One possibility is Perlane which has been used in the United States since 2007. This is the best option for parentheses lines. They work well for both moderate and severe nasolabial folds. It is ideal for deeper lines as the particles in the gel are larger than in other fillers. A dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon must also do this procedure. It takes effect right away.

Get Restylane put into parentheses lines to plump them up and get rid of them. Restylane will usually last for at least six months. It consists of hyaluronic acid. The doctor injects Restylane gel into your parentheses lines. It plumps up the lines and can eliminate them.


Never get injections from anyone other than from a board-certified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon.

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