Marionette Line Fillers
Reduce Prominent Marionette Lines
Down-turned angles of the mouth can be reversed and accentuate the lower face making it look fresher and revitalised.
Patients often report they look sad, have prominent jowls or have a “RBF” which is an acronym for “resting bitch face”.
What are 'Marionette Lines'?
These common wrinkles occur as people age, starting as early as late twenties. They are lines that extend from the outer corners of the mouth down to the edges of the chin, giving a comparison with a Marionette (think "ventriloquist puppet").
I know all my patients are lovely so it’s a pleasure to transform their sad face to a happy and refreshed version of themselves.
What to expect
This is a popular treatment to restore a more youthful appearance and, more importantly, it can change your appearance from looking sad, to more refreshed and happier.
The procedure involves injecting filler into the desired area which restores volume and also creates a mini facelift.
The effects are seen immediately and can last up to 18 months.
The treatment can take up to 60 minutes.
Aftercare Advice for Fillers
Pain; This can occur during the procedure and you may have some tenderness for several hours to days after the procedure. In most cases, the pain eases after 72 hours however if you find the pain is not settling or is getting worse after the procedure, this is a reason to contact the clinic for an assessment.
Swelling; There is often swelling immediately and for several days after the procedure. swelling tends to settle within 72 hours and the fillers are usually well integrated within a 2 week period.
Bruising; This is one of the commonest complications of all aesthetic procedures, a needle that punctures the skin can ultimately result in a bruise. Bruising is usually evident immediately and some can develop after the procedure. This will settle within a few days or up to 1 week. Different areas are more likely to bruise than others so don’t be alarmed if this occurs.
To help prevent bruising, arnica tablets are useful to take several days before and after the procedure.
Safety net; If you feel unwell or if you notice that any pain you had during the procedure is increasing later in the day, this is an indication to contact the clinic for a review.
This is also the case should you notice any areas of skin looking pale in appearance or a dusky red colour.
At any stage, if you have a concern or feel unwell after your procedure, please
don’t hesitate to contact the clinic for advice, we would rather know if there are any issues sooner rather than later so never feel worried about “being a bother” as we would rather be bothered than not.