Deep nose to mouth lines (marionette lines) are due primarily to a loss of volume around the mouth in the bone and soft tissue, with ligament laxity.
Together with the effects of gravity, deep lines start to form that are often associated with ageing and can contribute to a person looking generally grumpy or sad however they feel inside.
As part of the full-facial assessment and expert medical opinion, Owen will assess the individual characteristics and formulate a treatment plan (often in conjunction with other areas around the mouth or midface). For example, cheek enhancement leads to increased tightness in the muscular layer (the SMAS) which transfers to the muscle area at the corner of the mouth. Mainly treatment is primary to the area of volume deficiency with dermal fillers and sometimes botox injections to relax the DAO muscle which is responsible for frowning.
Treatment of Marionette lines is primarily with dermal fillers to provide support and structure to the soft tissue and lead to straightening and upturning of the mouth’s corners.
This can be combined with carefully targeted muscle-relaxing injections to weaken the muscles contributing to downturned mouth corners.
Marionette lines, which appear as lines running from the corner of the mouth down towards the chin, are a common concern that arises with age. As we grow older, the loss of tissue in the chin area and the decrease in tension within the supporting ligaments of the mid and lower face contribute to the formation of these lines.
Dr. Owen Thomas offers dermal filler treatments at his practice to address marionette lines and rejuvenate the appearance of the face. He can effectively restore lost volume, smooth out the lines, and provide a more youthful and refreshed look by utilising high-quality dermal fillers.
During the treatment process, Dr. Owen carefully assesses the unique facial anatomy of each patient to determine the optimal approach for addressing marionette lines. By understanding the specific needs and goals of the individual, he creates a customised treatment plan to achieve natural-looking results.
Dermal fillers are strategically injected into the targeted areas along the marionette lines, helping to plump and lift the skin. This approach fills in the lines themselves and restores volume to the surrounding tissue, resulting in a more harmonious and balanced appearance.
Dr. Owen’s expertise lies in achieving subtle and natural outcomes, avoiding an overfilled or unnatural appearance. By utilising his advanced training and techniques, he can effectively minimise the appearance of marionette lines while maintaining the overall facial harmony.
Through the use of dermal fillers, Dr. Owen helps his patients regain their confidence and achieve a more youthful and revitalised look. By restoring volume and addressing the specific concerns associated with marionette lines, he can provide a personalised treatment that meets the unique needs of each individual.
If you are interested in addressing marionette lines and rejuvenating your facial appearance, Dr. Owen Thomas offers consultations at his practice. During these consultations, he will discuss your goals, assess your facial features, and provide expert guidance on your most suitable treatment options.
Anti-wrinkle injections soften or eliminate the appearance of lines and wrinkles on various parts of the face, and prevent these worsening.
Dr Owen Thomas is a highly trained aesthetic physician with a level 7 qualification in injectable treatments.
He uses his passion and skill combined with a professional, ethical and safe approach, to enable his patients to feel rejuvenated, confident and ready for everything life has to offer.
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