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Juvederm for Marionette Lines

Many people may try at-home treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But, they soon realize no amount of over-the-counter facial creams are going to help them regain their youthful complexion. The Shreveport dermatology specialists at The Plastic Surgery Center offer a variety of  procedures to reduce the appearance of marionette lines.

What are Marionette Lines?

Never heard of marionette lines? You would probably still be able to recognize them on sight. Marionette lines, also known as puppet lines or smile lines, are wrinkles that run from the corners of the mouth straight down towards the chin. For people that have deep marionette lines, it is common to seek solutions such as Juvederm to reduce the appearance of these wrinkles. These lines are  generally considered to be an undesirable side effect of the aging process.

There are also some lifestyle habits or genetic factors that can cause a person to develop marionette lines. People with pronounced and animated facial expressions or movements often develop marionette lines. Those that smoke or have spent excessive amounts of time in the sun are generally at a greater risk for developing marionette lines due to the harsh side effects that these lifestyle habits have on the skin. Extreme weight loss might also cause marionette lines. If your family members have marionette lines or significant wrinkling around the mouth, you might be more likely to develop them.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is something that your doctor injects under the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and folds. It is a cosmetic treatment referred to as a filler. Fillers are designed for injection into the skin to treat facial lines and volume loss. Most facial fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in the body.

There are several products in the Juvederm family. They are each used to help people reduce the appearance of aging.  Juvederm can also augment or enhance the size of lips. The different Juvederm products each target specific problem areas. Juvederm fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency. There is a small amount of pain-reducing lidocaine included in Juvederm injections. This will help reduce any pain or discomfort you feel during treatment and make it go away quickly.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in our bodies that holds water and helps keep skin hydrated and plump. For this reason, there is little to no risk of allergic reaction. Hyaluronic acid works for any skin type, even sensitive or breakout-prone skin, as well as those with an oily complexion.  Hyaluronic acid delivers moisture to the skin and gives the youthful appearance of volume, suppleness and smoothness. As we get older, the ability to produce natural hyaluronic acid diminishes so the skin becomes dehydrated more easily.  Juvederm replenishes hyaluronic acid lost due to aging. This can help reduce the appearance of Marionette lines.

How Long Does Juvederm for Marionette Lines Last?

The amount of time Juvederm will last depends on the patient and the type and amount used. However, most patients report that their results last for one to two years. There are several types of Juvederm used for different parts of the face.  Some are more flexible and lighter for use in and around the mouth.  Others are stronger and have “lifting” characteristics.  Depending on the specific type of filler used, the duration will change based on how the product was made and what it contains.

If Juvederm is injected into a facial region that moves around a lot, such as the lips, the duration of the treatment’s effects will be shortened. If the treatment is injected in a facial area that moves less, such as Marionette lines, the effects will last much longer. The amount of Juvederm injected will also affect the longevity of the treatment for Marionette lines.

The recovery time is minimal. Most patients should avoid strenuous activity, sun, wearing makeup, and consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours. Making sure you follow all of Dr. Wall’s guidelines will ensure your results last. Many notice the effects of Juvederm right away, or after the swelling reduces. Results will also depend on which Juvederm product was used.
As you can see from some of our clients in the before and after gallery, we are dedicated to providing you with results that are not only stunning but last. The experts at Plastic Surgery Center will assess your skin and lifestyle in your consultation. After that, we can give you a personalized assessment of how long you can expect your Juvederm for marionette lines to last.

How Much Does a Juvederm for Marionette Lines Procedure Cost?

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the national average cost for each syringe is around $620. The exact cost of Juvederm varies because there are different versions of the product. Other factors that can affect the cost include your provider fees and where you live. Costs are also broken down by session, and the amount you may need depends on the area being treated. The team at the Plastic Surgery Center will be able to go over your treatment plan and the cost to treat your marionette lines with Juvederm.

What are Possible Side Effects of Juvederm for Marionette Lines?

Many patients that receive Juvederm for marionette lines experience swelling and bruising. Other common side effects include:

  • Minor pain
  • Itching
  • Lumps or bumps
  • Redness
  • Tenderness

Most Juvederm side effects are mild and usually resolve in 7 days or less. Serious side effects can result from unprofessional handling, like injecting Juvederm into a blood vessel unintentionally. Complications can include permanent scarring, vision abnormalities, blindness or stroke. This is why it is very important to choose a doctor such as Dr. Wall that is trained, certified, and licensed to perform the procedure.

Juvederm is a safe, fast-acting, minimally invasive solution for marionette lines. Our clients know that they are in good hands with the board-certified surgeon Dr. Wall. Schedule your consultation today to learn more about how to treat your marionette lines with Juvederm!

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