When you look in the mirror, do you have a hard time looking past the lines running from the corners of your mouth and down to your chin? These are called marionette lines and they can be particularly difficult to reduce because they are often so deep. Luckily, you can significantly reduce the appearance of these lines with a dermal filler like Juvederm.
What is Juvederm and How Does It Reduce Marionette Lines?
Juvederm is an injectable gel made up of hyaluronic acid and used to fill in lines and wrinkles on the face. The gel reduces the appearance of a wide variety of lines like smile lines, vertical lip lines, and marionette lines.
Marionette lines are hard to fill because they’re located in such a delicate area of the face and they’re often quite deep. As the collagen in your face decreases with age, the skin will start to crease around the mouth, creating marionette lines.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to prevent marionette lines because they depend on genetics. Not everyone gets marionette lines, but if you do, you might find them to be the most annoying of all of your natural facial lines because they make you look like you’re constantly frowning.
What is the Procedure Like?
When the doctor and you have decided Juvederm is a good fit, you’ll get started with treatments right away. The doctor will probably apply a mild numbing cream around your mouth to minimize any discomfort.
Once the gel is injected into your skin, you’ll notice a slight improvement in how deep your lines are. The injections take less than an hour depending on how many areas you’re treating.
It’s possible you might need follow-up injections within the next year to maintain your results, but it takes less filler with the subsequent injections.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects are usually mild and short lasting, disappearing within seven days. Redness, bruising, or itching at the injection sites are the most common adverse reactions.
You shouldn’t use Juvederm if you have a history of severe allergies and an allergy to lidocaine or anything used to make hyaluronic acid.
Thanks to cosmetic surgery advancements, going under the knife isn’t always necessary to reverse the signs of aging. Dermal fillers are quick, virtually painless, and require no recovery time. If you’re sick of your marionette lines, contact Advanced Anti-Aging and Weight Loss today to schedule a consultation and see if Juvederm is the right fit for you.