Marionette Nasolabial Lines
What are Marionette & Nasolabial Lines (nose to mouth) and do I need it?
These are the indentation lines on either side of the nose that extend from the edge of the nose to the mouth’s outer corners and tend to become more prominent when people smile.
These folds also tend to deepen with age. Some people develop wrinkles next to the nasolabial folds, which may be more visible during smiling and these are sometimes referred to as smile lines or laugh lines.
Nasolabial folds are a normal part of human anatomy. As people age these folds can become deeper and may also sag causing the development of lines that extend down to the chin, which are sometimes referred to as marionette lines.
Nasolabial folds become more noticeable due to a variety of factors, including:
- Sun exposure -which damages the skin, causing wrinkles and loss of collagen, making the skin look weak and thin.
- Loss of fat, which can make the cheeks and nearby regions appear saggy.
- Rapid weight loss or frequent fluctuations in weight .
Dermal fillers can replace volume loss within these areas , reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It is important to note that fillers may not make nasolabial folds disappear completely but they can make them less pronounced and help nearby skin look fuller and more youthful
- DO NOT apply makeup or creams for at least 12hours post Dermal Filler Treatment.
- DO NOT expose the treatment areas to extreme heat (e.g. sun beds /sunbathing/solarium/ sauna) for at least 14 days, as this may affect product durability. Individual aftercare advice will be given after your treatment.
Bruising is the most common complication of treatment, this can be reduced by applying ice and avoiding alcohol 24-48hrs pre and post procedure. It is ok to cover any bruising with concealer or makeup the next day.
If you are using aspirin, clopidogrel , warfarin or similar medication be aware that these may increase bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
Rarely numbness or tingling occurs over the site of injection. If the area remains blanched (pale) or becomes extremely painful please contact the clinic immediately as it may be a complication from treatment that requires medical intervention.
What is Hyaluronic Acid and why is it added to filters?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural part of the body , with increasing age our skins natural hyaluronic acid content loses the capacity to store moisture and volume . It becomes drier and thinner, and regenerates less efficiently.
Hyaluronic acid is clear gel, which is injected in very small volumes with a fine needle under the skin to restore lost volume and allow tissue integration. It is available in various options making it suitable for mid and lower facial contouring. The differing levels of product viscousity allows for careful placement without altering your natural appearance.
Which parts of the face can I get treatment?
The scope of hyaluronic acid gel is large , it can smooth out wrinkles, enlarge lips and model facial contours.
How long does the effect of treatment with hyaluronic acid last?
This is different from patient to patient and depends on many factors, such as lifestyle, skin type, age and the injection technique of the treating physician.
What happens to my skin if I choose to not maintain treatments?
Your skin will take on the appearance it had before the first treatment with hyaluronic acid.
How long do the results last?
The effects of the injections last approximately 12 months before repeat injections are required. For many patients the effects can last longer.
Do I get instant results?
Rejuvenation results from filler are achieved instantly. There will be a slightly fuller appearance immediately after injection of the filler due to natural swelling, which resolves after a few days.
During the consultation it is important to assess the static and dynamic facial movements of each client . This is done in order to achieve a natural-looking result, whatever emotion you’re feeling.