As we age, we lose collagen and skin elasticity which causes sagging. One result of facial elasticity loss is fine lines and wrinkles, and marionette lines run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin, reminiscent of a marionette doll. Finesse Cosmetic Laser and Lipo Center in Waltham, MA, now offers innovative new treatments to fill and smooth the appearance of these common lines and wrinkles.
What Causes Marionette Lines?
The biggest cause of marionette lines is the natural aging process. As volume is lost, the skin sags like a deflated balloon forming what’s called “nasolabial folds” or the parentheses-like lines running from nose to mouth. Aging is something we all face, but thankfully the modern era provides ways of combating the effects it has.
What Are My Options?
There are two main options on the market today. Using fillers can correct the sagging that causes marionette lines and other types of wrinkles. It’s a safe procedure with little or no downtime after the treatment. The second is a surgical correction, such as the face-lift, which lifts and tucks the skin, smoothing out sagging to reduce the appearance of marionette lines.
How Do Fillers Work?
Fillers are a great option to consider if you’re looking to reduce the signs of fine lines and wrinkles. It works by injecting a filler into the area looking to be corrected. There are many filler products on the market. Botox and Dysport are used due to their ability to relax overactive muscles. While fillers are great for adding volume, the effects wear off over time and you will need to repeat treatments to maintain the results.
How Does Surgical Correction Work?
Surgical correction, commonly known as a facelift, is an option for people looking for more permanent results. In recent years, the procedure itself has changed to be as less-invasive as ever. New techniques have made the scars smaller and less conspicuous, healing and recovery time is faster and more pleasant than ever, the procedure itself is less risky, and the results are far more permanent and rewarding than in previous years.
Is It Safe?
Yes, in the hands of a trained and knowledgeable medical professional you can feel safe. As with any surgery, there is the risk of complications or allergic reactions and the best way to avoid them is to do your research and choose a doctor with knowledge and experience.
Whether you’re looking for a quick fix or a more permanent solution to correcting the look of marionette lines and other wrinkles, cosmetic treatments may be the answer you’re looking for. With the advancements seen in technology, doctors can safely and easily treat the stubborn signs of aging. Contact the experts at Finesse Cosmetic Laser & Lipo Center in Waltham, MA, to set up your initial consultation today!