Marionette lines are the lines that run from the corners of the mouth vertically downwards towards the chin. These lines commonly appear as people age and are caused by repetitive movement of the mouth coupled by the loss of fat and skin elasticity that occur naturally as part of the ageing process. This tends to give the mouth a downturned look, and make people look sad, tired or older than they are.
Treatments for this area will be determined via an in depth consultation with your clinician however may include one or a combination of these treatments:
Dermal Filler – Used to restore the skin to its former state by filling out the area of lost volume.
Toxin – Relaxing the activity of these muscles preventing lines getting worse, however does not restore volume loss.
Support & soften Marionette area
Sculpt & shape lower third facial features
Correct lost volume and lift corners of mouth
Visible results are instant. Full effects are within 14 days.
You may experience bruising and swelling. Full recovery is to be expected within 7 days although is dependant on your individual healing response.
Most people can return to work the same day but we recommend you take it easy for the rest of the day and avoid physical exercise and alcohol.
This is a commonly asked question. A good application of our anaesthetic cream can minimise discomfort. Of course this is a sensitive area and we can take extra caution to care for your comfort.
The procedure is repeated every 4-6 months to maintain your desired result. Although each individual can metabolise the Hyaluronic Acid Dermal filler product differently. Therefore some clients may get longer and others require a repeat treatment sooner than 6 months.
People who suffer from Hypertrophic or keloid scarring.
Pregnant or breastfeeding.
Some auto-immune conditions.
Blood coagulation disorders.
A full medical history and assessment is carried out for every patient to ensure suitability for treatment.
Active acne breakouts.
Please inform us if you are taking a course of Antibiotics or Steroids.
There is always a risk with any dermal filler procedure. The risk is significantly reduced when this treatment is carried out by an experienced practitioner who is trained in dealing with all complications that can arise.
In Scotland all registered Medical/Dental practitioners must be registered and inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
Only ever visit an HIS registered clinic.
Most common side effects are bruising, redness and swelling. The biggest risks occur from inexperienced injectors with poor knowledge of anatomy. Make sure you have these treatments in an HIS regulated clinic and ensure the practitioner is competent in dealing with complications and can dissolve the product if necessary with a prescription only medicine called 'Hyalase'.
Do not do anything too strenuous or energetic on the day treatment and refrain from touching or applying make-up because it increases risk of infection.
Prices range from: