Marionette Lines Treatment
Marionette lines run from the corner of your mouth down to your chin. They occur due to the natural aging process. The skin around the sides of the mouth is thinner than the rest of your face. As you get older, collagen production decreases and you lose skin elasticity. Combined with the effects of gravity, these lines can make you look much older. It can also make it appear as though you are always angry or sad. Marionette lines treatment at Azouz Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery can eliminate the lines and restore vibrancy to your appearance.
Nasolabial Folds Versus Marionette Lines
Nasolabial folds run from the side of your nose to the corner of your mouth. Like marionette lines, they are caused by the normal aging process. The muscles of the face relax, collagen decreases and your face is no longer as filled-out. Gravity encourages these slack muscles to migrate downward. Unlike marionette lines, the amount of excess skin in this area is greater and can result in very deep folds. While marionette lines treatment may include fat grafting, nasolabial folds are best treated with surgical intervention, although facial fat transfer can work in mild cases.
Fat Transfers and Facelift Surgery in Dallas
Facial fat transfer takes excess fat from one area of your body and injects it into another. This fat is usually extracted from your abdomen or waist (love handles) using liposuction. The fat is centrifuged to retrieve the adipose and stem cells, which are placed into the areas requiring volume. This safe and natural filler can provide a radiant and refreshed look for many years.
While there are many types of facelifts, the one best suited to your needs will depend on how many issues need to be addressed. Facelifts for the treatment of marionette lines and nasolabial folds tighten the sagging muscles and remove excess skin, eliminating the lines and producing the most natural results. Not only can a facelift remove up to ten years from your appearance, but the results can also last a decade or more.
If marionette lines or nasolabial folds are aging your face, Dr. Azouz can restore a natural youthfulness to your look. Contact the office today for an initial consultation and treatment plan.