Marionette lines Treatment
We will discuss the two laugh lines of nasolabial folds and marionette lines treatment. Laugh lines or grin lines are made by one or a combination of wrinkles and fine lines that we see even if we do not smile. When we smile, it is natural to see laugh lines, called dynamic lines. It means that they appear only when we make facial expressions such as smiling. These lines tend to be annoying when they get saggy and evident all the time; even if we have a straight face (static)
Nasolabial folds run between the corner of the nose to the corner of the lips, as They correlate to several muscles’ movements, mainly the Levator labii group. As mentioned before, it starts as dynamic and gets deeper and more evident.
Laugh lines are created by a mixture of things that produce excess wrinkles around your mouth and nose as you age. Below are some of the main causes:
- Facial gestures that are repeated over time
- When you grow older, the body develops less elastin and collagen.
- You’ll see a decrease in fat volume on your face when you get older.
Marionette lines Treatment procedure
Dr. Alhallak (a Pharmacist with a doctorate from U of A) uses different techniques to provide the best results. Depending on the case, it includes laser coagulation, fillers injection (Juvederm or Restylane), and threads. In some cases, we inject botox into the DAO and Levator muscles.
patient in her 50’s who lost weight and experienced facial fat atrophy and sagging; her marionette lines were her main concern. After the consultation, we decided to proceed with threads along the jawline and fillers within the fold’s dermal layer to support the ECM of the skin. A total of 4 threads and one syringe of HA fillers were implemented. The procedure took a total of one hour and was under topical freezing. We can also use Bellafill college permanent dermal fillers as an alternative for long-lasting results.
Marionette lines Treatment downtime and cost
The downtime is 72 hours of redness and swelling, and the cost range between 1200-2000 depending on the case complexity.
Results of marionette lines Treatment
these pictures were taken before and directly after the procedure