Marionette Lines Treatment
The mouth is constantly moving, whether you are smiling, talking, laughing or eating. The many muscles that move the jaw and lips can create creases in the skin. As you get older, these creases result in lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Smile lines along the nasolabial fold and marionette lines at the corner of the mouth can age your lower face. Dr. Aviva Preminger is a top plastic surgeon in Manhattan who offers smile and marionette lines treatment for a more youthful mouth and lower face.
Marionette lines begin at the corners of the mouth and travel down each side of the chin. The appearance of a puppet’s jaw is where these lines get their name, but they are not entertaining to most people. The marionette lines can create a permanent frown and downward turn to the mouth.
Marionette lines treatment usually begins with improving the skin’s appearance. Chemical peels and laser treatments can diminish lines and help reveal more youthful skin. For deeper marionette lines treatment, the most common procedures are the use of facial filler injections and Botox® injections. Increasing volume under the skin can smooth lines instantly, lasting for several months. Botox can relax the muscles that cause marionette lines. Filler and Botox injections can be used together for severe lines.
Smile Lines Treatment
The nasolabial fold surrounds the mouth and nose and creates a parathesis when you smile. These smile lines can deepen as your skin ages and etch your face with permanent indentations along the nasolabial fold. The best non-invasive treatment for smile lines is facial fillers. Dr. Preminger uses advanced options in dermal fillers that can add volume deep in the skin to reduce the appearance of lines on the nasolabial fold. The treatment can be completed in about 15 minutes and results can last for a year or longer, depending on the filler used.
Smile and marionette lines treatment can smooth away these tell-tale signs of aging. Aviva Preminger, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers cosmetic injections and non-invasive treatments as well as surgical options to help you look your best at every age. Contact our office in Manhattan to schedule a mouth line treatment consultation.