What will help get rid of marrionette lines and lift my face ever so slightly, non-surgically? (Photo)
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Midface Volumization is an Ideal Option Here
Thanks for your question. I presume the lines you refer to here are you nasolabial (nose-to-lip) lines rather than marionette lines (which go from the edge of your lips down to your jawline). In a young person like yourself a great option for putting tension on these lines is to place a filler into the 'midface' or 'cheek' area. Lines under they eyes can be caused by a number of factors (and can be quite complex), so whether this treatment will help is impossible to say without examining your anatomy. It is likely that another approach would be required to address this.
To answer your question about collagen - we do not have limited 'stores' of collagen. Our body continually breaks down and re-forms collagen, using amino acids (the 'building blocks' of all proteins). Therefore treatments targeted at increasing collagen formation will not 'use up stores', but rather continually build more collagen within the skin.
As always, I recommend consulting with a local, reputable aesthetic practitioner (plastic surgeon, aesthetic dermatologist or aesthetic physician) so that they can perform an examination, make a thorough assessment of your individual anatomy and provide further guidance (including discussion of realistic treatment outcomes) to help you make any treatment decisions.
Hope that helps!
Marionette Lines and fillers and Thermage
One of the best combinations to achieve that mid face "lift" is through dermal fillers like Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft combined with Thermage. Both will increase collagen and restore facial volume. Best, Dr. Green
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Non-surgical facial enhancements - the Liquid Facelift
Thanks for providing a photo! It is very helpful.
For the ultimate in non-surgical face enhancements including filling, lifting, smoothening and glowing, consider a"Liquid Face Lift!"
Non-surgical facial contouring is possible with fillers such as Radiesse, a bone mineral for the nose or cheeks, jaw and chin.
There is also Restylane and Perlane, a jelly-like clear skin filler to fill lines and wrinkles. Juvederm and its longer lasting "cousin" Juvederm Ultra Plus are similar skin fillers, used to soften and fill the nasolabial
("parentheses") and marionette folds, the brow ("number 11") lines and fill and lift the cheeks and lateral brow or chin. Voluma is the longest lasting, up to 2 year duration HA filler All the fillers come with numbing anesthetic!.
Scuptra is the latest of the injectibles stimulation collagen at different levels of the skin adding volume but primarily firming and adding resistance to the formation of wrinkles, folds and descent.
Botox and Dysport too have been found to reshape the nose, rebalance excessive facial expression and provide a non-surgical brow lift and lip lift as well as reducing wrinkles!
Dr. Obagi's new, second generation Skin Health programs may be added to personalized chemical peels, light and laser resurfacing and tightening and will, smoothen and even the color of your skin.
IPL and fractionated lasers such as CO2 and erbium and now RF (radiofrequency) are additions to smooth the texture of the skin, tighten and reduce red and brown uneven pigmentation.
Pulling on your cheek as you do indicates a desire to LIFT the cheek. Fillers will volumize the cheek making it fuller and as a added benefit provide the illusion of lift.
I agree with the commentary below. You appear to need filler in the cheeks and just a little fill and lift in the lateral commissures (corners of the mouth) and nasolabial folds. Firming and color eveness would be helpful too.
Please select a well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to properly evaluate you and offer you the options best for you.
All the best!
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