Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are best for the marionette lines. These are hyaluronic acid fillers that can make the smile lines or lines of the mouth look much better. They "fill in" these lines so that the wrinkles and lines are smoother and much less pronounced. Botox is not meant for the marionette lines and would cause your face to droop.
Can Botox Get Rid of Marionette Lines, Mouth and Chin Lines, and Wrinkles?
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Yes but think carefully!
love going fillers as much as I love putting on my make up, because it is an art!
Chances are you need a combo of Botox and fillers. Botox should be placed carefully because it can cause a "joker smile" if you are not a candidate for it! Therefore, I always have patients smile really big to see what the effect of the botox will be on their smile before we even discuss this as an option.
Fillers are great because they support the angles back up! Most people think that they need to put fillers just in the area of the sagging! Not true! There are "vectors" to sagging. IF you find the area of the vector and place fillers there, you create a bigger lift to pull up the parts of the face sagging. Then once you lift from there you also add fillers to the M-lines to enhance them.
You NEVER want to have too much fillers on the lower face- it causes an aged appearance because young faces are like a nice triangle and older faces are an inverted triangle. So, simply put, enhance the upper face can help make a natural restoration to the sagging angles of the mouth.
I always determine which combo of fillers to use based on the consolation: as my patients are talking I watch them animate their faces. The answer comes to me based on their unique anatomy! It really is so satisfying to see their happy faces after!
Best of luck!
Botox can be helpful with expert injection
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Can Botox Get Rid of Marionette Lines, Mouth and Chin Lines, and Wrinkles
Hope this is helpful. Best wishes. Dr. Shah
Fillers, not Botox
Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring, Volumizing, Filling, & Botox Work To Decrease Sagging, Wrinkling & Improve Facial Contour & Definition
Unfortunately, smiling photographs are not very helpful for tailoring a treatment plan for any individual. In general terms, however, my first choice for most cases of marionette ("Howdy Doody" or "sad") lines would be The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Facelift, with particular concentration on the marionette area. This non-invasive procedure, which employs volumizers, such as Radiesse, can be found described in detail elsewhere in the RealSelf Q&A archives.
The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Facelift not only softens the marionette lines, but, if necessary, (via appropriate placement of the injectable volumizing materials) can also improve the smile lines on the sides of the nose and the jowls along the jawline as well as give greater, more youthful definition to the cheeks.
For treating the "lipstick bleeding" (aka "smoker's) lines around the mouth, fillers, such as Restylane L or Belotero Balance are quite effective. For dimpled, pebbly chins, chin augmentation, using Radiesse combined with Perlane L (in my Upper East Side practice) and Radiesse plus Restylane SQ (In my Israel office) can be extremely helpful, especially when combined with microdroplets of a neuromodulator, such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin for smoothing the chin and providing greater projection and definition.
Naturally, consultation with a board certified aesthetic physician with experience with all current facial rejuvenation techniques and injectable agents is advisable to ensure that the treatment plan that is created is tailored to the specific needs of the individual
Probably not what you want...
for the the mouth, chin and marionette lines botox is not what you really need...the role of botox seems limited to some improvement in the creases radiating from the lips and maybe a little bit at the jawline just to either side of your chin where it may slightly raise the corners of your lip...botox certainly helps calm active movement in the chin and of course reduces wrinkling there...for the rest...you should consider fillers like juvederm as the preferred option...
Botox for Marionette, Mouth, and Chin Lines and Wrinkles?
Botox placed in this area is an "off label" use. Having said some injectors will place Botox in these areas. Most often, patients may benefit from Botox placed in the DAO muscle. Usually we will use a filler in the areas that you are talking about. Please seek out an experienced and well trained injector.
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