Smiling, talking and many other mouth movements create creases in the skin. As you get older, those creases become lines that can etch your mouth impressions on your face. Whether you have marionette lines extending from the corners of your mouth or “smile lines” on the nasolabial fold around the nose/mouth, you may want to smooth these lines away. For a more youthful appearance, Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery offers marionette lines treatments at our Beverly Hills clinic.
Marionette lines are named after the mouth lines found on puppets. These lines make the mouth look turned down into a frown, creating an unpleasant facial appearance. The lost elasticity and volume in the skin is responsible for marionette lines and lip lines that form around the mouth. Cosmetic injections are a non-surgical option for smoothing away these lines and creating a happier and more youthful facial expression.
Reduce Nasolabial Fold Lines
The smile lines along the nasolabial fold become permanently etched in the skin with age. These lines look like parenthesis that outline the nose and mouth, aging the face. To smooth away these deep lines, volume needs to be added under the skin to give it more firmness.
Facial fillers can help reduce the lines around the mouth and nose by increasing volume under the skin. The treatment can be performed in about 15-30 minutes, and the results are almost instant. Hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used dermal filler for marionette and nasolabial fold lines, with different formulas recommended for various skin depths. Most facial filler injections have little to no side effects. The most common are minor bruising or swelling at the injection site. You can expect most fillers to last several months, and some can last 1-2 years.
If you have lines around your mouth that are aging your face, come see us at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery. Contact our office in Los Angeles, CA, to schedule a cosmetic consultation with our aesthetic team to discuss smile and marionette lines treatment options.