Treatment Options for Marionette Lines
By Patricia Berbari on April 01, 2015
Marionette lines refer to the lines that appear at the sides of the lips and extend down to the sides of the chin. The nature of these lines are such that they resemble the mouth lines on a marionette. These lines develop as a result of major weight loss and the natural aging process, and they can make a person look haggard or prematurely old.
Dr. Patricia Berbari in Gatineau has helped numerous patients achieve younger and more refreshed appearances thanks to the use of advanced cosmetic skin care treatments. Injectable treatments that reduce wrinkles and lines as well as facial plastic surgery are great options for combating marionette lines. Let's consider the most common and popular facial rejuvenation techniques for this issue right now.
Lower Facelift Surgery for Marionette Lines
The lower facelift is performed in order to target sagging and lines located in the lower portions of the face, such as the jowls. During the lower facelift, incision are made behind the lower portion of the ears. Through these incisions, excess fat is removed, underlying tissues adjusted, and the loose skin is pulled tighter in order to make the patient look much younger.
Because the incisions are placed behind the ears, scarring is well-hidden and generally difficult to notice. There is a week or so of downtime and time off of work after the surgery has been performed in order to fully recover. During this healing process, patients should avoid heavy lifting, strenuous physical exertions, and other activities outlined by their surgeon.
Dermal Filler Injections for Marionette Lines
Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic skin care treatment that involves no incisions or time off of work. Instead, safely processed and refined solutions are injected into a problem part of the face in order to fill lines and add volume to sunken-in portions of a person's features. By doing this, wrinkles and other signs of aging disappear, leaving a patient looking years younger.
There are a wide variety of dermal fillers out there to meet the needs of patients. Apart from substances such as Restylane, collagen, and Juvederm, patients can also have their own fat removed via liposuction and transferred via injection to the marionette lines in order to achieve a younger appearance. The ideal dermal filler for your needs can be discussed during the consultation process.
Which treatment for marionette lines is right for me?
Patients have different goals and different needs, which is why it is so important to undergo a full consultation at our practice to find out the best sort of marionette line treatment for you and your needs. We will discuss all risks and benefits to consider and then help you make the smartest decision possible.
Tips for Preventing the Formation of Marionette Lines
Some ways that you can slow or prevent the formation of marionette lines includes:
- Use sunblock
- Moisturize regularly
- Eat a balanced and healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Quit smoking
- Stay well hydrated
Contact Dr. Patricia Berbari
For more information about treating lines, wrinkles, and other signs of advanced age, be sure to contact our cosmetic skin care and plastic surgery center today. Dr. Patricia Berbari looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve excellent facial rejuvenation results.
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