At Face Hub Facial Aesthetic Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre, Sutton our highly trained facial aesthetic medical practitioners can soften the lines around your mouth. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm allow our skilled doctors to beautifully enhance the shape of your face and soften lines and wrinkles.
Marionette lines are wrinkles that occur on the face as we age. This wrinkle runs down the face between the mouth and chin which can make the lower area of the face look like it is sagging. Around the mouth can be prone to wrinkles and fine lines as the skin is a lot thinner than other areas. They usually start to be noticeable in our 40’s which is a popular age group to have dermal filler treatment to fix them. Marionette lines are caused the same way all wrinkles are. Once collagen and elastin production decreases in the body it causes the skin to lose its plump appearance and begin to sag. Gravity also starts to pull down the skin once it starts to sag which makes these lines more noticeable. Long term exposure to the sun, stress and an unhealthy diet can also have an impact on the skin creating wrinkles. Genetic can also cause these lines as some people get them and some do not have any even when they are much older.
Depressor Anguli Oris is the muscle that attaches to each corner of the mouth. When the muscle is toned excessively it will pull down the sides of the mouth resulting in a droopy lower face or marionette lines.
Anaesthetic cream is placed on the areas to be injected for 15 minutes. Dermal filler is then injected into precise locations of the marionette lines and the skin is massaged to smoothen the dermal filler. You will have a mirror throughout your treatment so that you can see the immediate results. The whole treatment takes 30 minutes.
Dermal filler is inadvisable in patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The aftercare of dermal filler in marionette lines is very simple.
- Minor bruising or swelling can occur but make up can be put on this if needed. This will fade in a week or two.
- The final results will be noticeable within 3 to 10 days. It usually lasts up to 12 months depending on how much dermal filler was used and how quick the patient’s body dissolves.
- If it is your first time getting this treatment it is recommended to come for a check up after two weeks to assess the results and see if it needs a top up.
- Patients usually have top up treatments every 6 to 12 months.