Dermal fillers can be used to add volume to the creases at the side of the mouth, smoothing out the lines and reducing their appearance. The corners of the mouth can also be lifted, reducing the sad expression that occurs from the presence of defined Marionette lines.
The lines that occur at the corners of the mouth, running vertically towards the jowls are known as Marionettes. The development of these deep lines, pulling the mouth into a constant state of sadness, can be the cause of great distress and seriously damage an individual’s confidence.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE AND WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY OF APPOINTMENT?
This in clinic treatment takes less than an hour to perform. First, our cosmetic nurse or cosmetic doctor will carry out a full facial and medical assessment and your concerns will be discussed. A topical anaesthetic cream may be applied, injections of dermal filler are delivered through a thin needle into specified areas in the cheeks and mid-face. Patients can leave our clinic immediately after receiving the injections. There are no bandages needed, and patients can return to work immediately, making this a popular “lunchtime” rejuvenation treatment. The results are visible immediately, with additional improvements in skin volume becoming noticeable in the week following the injections.
WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER TREATMENT AND WHAT IS RECOVERY TIME?
Results are immediate. Patients might experience some slight swelling or redness, but this disappears in a day or two.
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
Over time, the body gradually absorbs the injected material, causing the nasolabial folds to deepen again. Many patients undergo regular injections to maintain their rejuvenated appearance. Skin Care Australia Clinics use top premium brand products and the dermal filler can last up to 18months.