Cosmetic injectables are improving every year with more treatments that safely minimize wrinkles, restore volume, and turn back the hands of time. When treating marionette lines, your dermatologist may suggest dermal filler, Botox injections, or a combination of the two.
Treating Marionette Lines: Botox or Filler?
Marionette lines are the creases that run from the outer corners of the mouth downward to the chin. Caused by a variety of factors, including aging, genetic disposition, lifestyle habits, and sun exposure, these lines may develop in your 30s or 40s.
When evaluating your concerns and determining the best treatment option, our doctors will consider your aesthetic goals, skin type and elasticity, and whether you have superficial or deep marionette lines.
Choosing the Right Injectable for Marionette Lines
Botox for marionette lines — Botox temporarily paralyzes injected muscles, reducing contractions that cause unwanted creases and lines. When administered by an experienced Botox Dallas injector, this neuromodulator reduces the movement of the muscle that causes marionette lines to form and creates drooping corners of the mouth. In most cases, Botox as a stand-alone treatment is only suitable for extremely shallow marionette lines or proactive wrinkle prevention.
Dermal fillers for marionette lines — Hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are one of the most effective non-surgical treatments for marionette lines. Composed of a synthesized version of the natural substance our bodies produce to keep our skin supple and hydrated, HA-based fillers provide lasting volume and definition– visibly plumping out deep creases and folds. They come in a variety of densities and durations, allowing your dermatologist to select the right product for your specific needs.
Depending on the type of filler used and the amount injected, the results can last from 6 months to 2 years. During a dermal fillers Dallas consultation, we can outline the best treatment approach for your goals. Some of our preferred injectables for non-surgical volume restoration include Restylane, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Radiesse.
Every patient’s needs and objectives are unique. A personal consultation with Dallas Dermatology is the best way to determine the best solution for your concerns– Juvederm or a Botox-dermal filler combination.
Why Choose Dallas Dermatology Partners?
Our team of board-certified dermatologists has extensive experience in cosmetic treatments using FDA-approved injectables. Utilizing our in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and skillful injection techniques, we can provide subtle, natural-looking results when treating marionette lines.
We can help you achieve a more youthful, rested look without appearing “overdone.” Take the next step toward restoring your confidence, and call today for your Dallas dermatology appointment!