Marionette Lines Treatment: Facial Rejuvenation for Deep Wrinkles

By Sheryl Pilcher on November 20, 2014

A woman smilingDr. Sheryl Pilcher has helped countless patients in and around San Antonio enhance their overall facial appearance, reducing major wrinkles and reversing the aging process. Facial rejuvenation can be achieved through cosmetic surgery procedures, various skin resurfacing techniques, or injecting cosmetic dermal fillers to reduce wrinkles and lines.

Marionette lines are one of the most problematic kinds of facial lines people can develop. Let's take a moment to consider what these kinds of facial wrinkles are and how they can be treated.

What are marionette lines?

Marionette lines are the lines that form beneath the mouth leading to the sides of the chin area. They are an extension of the nasolabial folds and the jowls or cheeks. Marionette lines get their name due to the fact that they resembles the mouth lines on a marionette.

What causes marionette lines?

In many cases, marionette lines are a result of the natural aging process, particularly when fat deposits in the face become depleted or change. This creates different facial contours and hollows. Facial sagging and drooping will make these matters appear much worse.

There are surgical and non-surgical treatment options for marionette lines to consider.

Lower Facelift for Treating Marionette Lines

The lower facelift is a facial plastic surgery designed to address sagging and drooping of the lower portion of the face. It tightens the skin, making patients appear more youthful and refreshed in the process.

During a lower facelift, incisions are made around the lower portion of the ear area. Through these incisions, your facial plastic surgeon is able to adjust the underlying structures of the face and remove excess skin and tissue. The remaining skin of the lower face is pulled tighter in order to ensure a better overall appearance.

Dermal Filler Injections for Treating Marionette Lines

Dermal fillers are a kind of injectable filler that help add volume to the injection site. By doing this, deep lines and wrinkles are made to disappear. There are many different kinds of dermal fillers on the market, and the best option for the patient will vary based on a number of factors. Your surgeon will make the right decision for you and your needs.

During a dermal filler treatment, the selected filler will be injected around the area of the marionette lines in order to help flesh out the wrinkles. The results of this treatment will last for several months, and repeat injections can be performed as needed.

Which treatment for marionette lines is best for me?

The best option for treating your marionette lines will vary. Some patients will be best treated by undergoing facial plastic surgery. The results are more permanent and that can prove very beneficial. On the other hand, sometimes patients will feel that dermal fillers fit their needs best in that they are less expensive that surgery and results can be repeated.

During your consultation at the practice, we will be more than happy to go over all options for facial rejuvenation in full detail so that you can make a well-informed decision about your surgical needs.

Schedule a Consultation for Facial Rejuvenation

For more information about treating facial lines and wrinkles as well as your many other options for aesthetic enhancement, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The team here at Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.

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