What will help get rid of marrionette lines and lift my face ever so slightly, non-surgically? (Photo)
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Voluma or Sculptra
Thank you for your photo. You have great skin and youthful face so you don’t need a lot of fillers/injectables. We usually use Voluma or Sculptra to treat nasolabial folds. Voluma is a hyaluronic acid which is a moisturizer found naturally in your body and works by replenishing the natural moisture in your skin restoring structure, volume and softer contours to the face. Sculptra is an injectable treatment that functions as a volumizer and causes your body to produce its own filler. It is used to add volume to the face. Sculptra is a purified treatment of poly-L-lactic acid. When injected in the face, it stimulates your body to produce additional collagen, which will fill in the desired areas. Your body will begin producing collagen after a few weeks. For more information, it is best to get a in person consultation with a board-certified dermatologist.
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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