One of the most distressing signs of aging is called the nasolabial fold. You know what it is – it’s the line between the cheek and lip. Plastic surgeons have been filling the nasolabial folds with things like collagen, fat, Restylane and Radiesse for over 2 decades. When the folds are real deep, I’ve actually cut them out. Now, there’s a new - and very simple procedure that lifts the folds right off the underlying tissue. It’s called the incisionless release wire. And then fat or the filler, Radiesse, fills those folds.
When they say some of the best ideas are the simplest, they’re talking about this one: it’s a piece of wire that is threaded under the wrinkle and pulled back and forth like a cheese slicer. And up comes the wrinkle. The results were published this summer. This procedure wins my award for a simple technique that really works.