Marionette lines, or ‘mouth frown’, are the lines that run straight downwards from the corners of the mouth. These lines develop as facial volume starts to diminish and deeper folds begin to form below the mouth. Marionette lines can be corrected through dermal filler injections in and around the lines. These injections replace the volume and hydration lost with the ageing process. The overall goal of this treatment is to soften the appearance of the lines and rejuvenate that part of your face.
Hyaluronic acid dermal filler is injected into the treatment area. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin that decreases as we age so dermal fillers made from this substance are a suitable choice for rejuvenation. The treatment will take approximately 15 minutes. The result is a smoother, more refreshed and more youthful appearance around the mouth.
The Benefits of Dermal Fillers:
Suitable Candidates for marionette line treatment are individuals who want their marionette lines to be less prominent. You may have recently noticed these wrinkles as a result of getting older, or you may always have had lines in this area as a result of genetics.
Ultimately patient suitability is determined after a consultation with a doctor.
Minor swelling is a common side effect of dermal filler treatment. Although relatively uncommon, bruising may also occur. After your treatment you are able to return to your normal daily activities.
Like all other medical procedures, there are potential complications associated with dermal filler treatment and these will be discussed with you in depth during your consultation with a doctor.