Marionette Lines / Nasolabial Folds

What is the difference between Nasolabial Folds and Marionette Lines?

The nasolabial folds or “parentheses lines” are the area of the face that connects the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. In a similar fashion, etched in lines connecting the outer corner of the mouth to your jawline are known as the Marionette Lines.

These parts of the face begin to become more prominent as we age. Years of facial smiling, laughing and frowning, can cause etched in lines to form for some.

The aging process is known to cause a loss of subcutaneous facial fat. Injectables fillers like Restylane Lyft and Radiesse can help you restore your youthful appearance by replacing lost volume in the face.

How long does it last?

Dermal fillers can be injected by an experienced injector. The most common areas are the cheeks. Nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the mouth and lips. All of the HA fillers may last up to one year depending on how your body metabolizes them.

Is it FDA approved?

The FDA has approved dermal fillers made from absorbable or temporary material for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkle and skin folds. For example, nasolabial folds, which are severe wrinkles on the sides of your mouth that extend toward the nose, often referred to as “smile lines” by most. Restylane products, such as regular Restylane and Silk, are great to treat the area. Juvederm products, such as a Volbella and Vollure, are great to treat areas as well.

Who should not receive Nasolabial Fillers?

Women who are currently pregnant and breastfeeding are not recommended to acquire any dermal fillers. Some fillers contain lidocaine, which some people may be allergic to. If you have any viral, fungal, or bacterial infection around the desired treatment area, it is not recommended at the time.

Are the results instant?

We use an extra strength numbing cream to minimize discomfort during the procedure.
Ice may be used to decrease pain and to reduce the risk of bruising.

In some cases, patients may experience redness, swelling, pain, and itching. You are welcome to give us a call whenever you have questions or concerns.

Dermal filler results are instant, so results may be visible immediately after injection. It may take up to four weeks for the filler to fully integrate into the tissue and some fillers are more cohesive than others.

Five Minute Friday: A Few Facts About Facial Fillers

Happy Friday, beauties! On this weeks Five Minute Friday, we cover everything you need to know about facial fillers. Aging can greatly diminish facial volume over the years. Aside from surgical facelifts, one of the best ways to restore your youth is with fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, and Sculptra! This podcast covers some of the ways that these products work and why it is important to replace volume as you age. I talk about what some of the different fillers are made up of and the ways that they can be used to minimize signs of aging. If you’ve been considering facial fillers or are looking for a way to non-surgically put your best face forward, this episode is for you!

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