Marionnette Lines & Nasiolabial Folds
Through the ageing process and as we get older, we lose hydration and volume in our faces due to a reduction in facial fat, collagen and hence elasticity. Our skin is no longer pulled tight over our face and wrinkles, folds and sag can start to form. This is the natural ageing process and will happen to us all through the years.
Injectable hyaluronic acid in the form of a dermal or skin filler can help rejuvenate and volumise the face by replacing the lost volume in the correct areas. Lifting the face with the correct dermal filler is a safe and quick way to refresh your whole appearance.
Marionette Lines are caused when the skin folds from the corners of the mouth downwards and can make a face appear sad and sunken. Whereas nasiolabial folds are caused when the skin folds from the nose to mouth lines, making that area look heavy. Both areas of the face can be treated directly by adding dermal filler in the correct way to soften and smooth their appearance.
Marionnette Lines & Nasiolabial Folds FAQ’S
What is hyaluronic acid?
It’s a product that is naturally produced in our bodies, it is essential for skin hydration, elasticity and volume. It helps the skin receive essential nutrients from our bloodstream.
It is used in a dermal filler as a gel syringe which can be injected into the skin to support, volumise and reshape the skin. It also attracts water and helps bring water to the surface of the skin thus keeping the skin looking fresh, plump and hydrated.
How long does it last?
Dermal filler duration varies from person to person and varies according to type of filler used and where. Depending on procedure, filler can last from 6-18months*. Patients can decide themselves when to add more or top-up with the advise from Dr Bonny.
Factors to consider which may reduce duration of filler include, genetics, metabolism, sun exposure, alcohol, smoking, exercise etc.
Recovery and aftercare?
There is minimal down-time or recovery time for dermal and you can return to your normal routine immediately with a few limitations to consider in the aftercare for appropriate healing.
The dermal filler is a gel and can be moulded once injected into the skin, we therefore advise those who have had a procedure not to lie directly onto the area overnight and try to sleep onto the back for the first 24hours. Individual advice and aftercare will discussed on the day with Dr Bonny as this list is not exhaustive.
– Avoid “active” skincare for 3 days including retinols, vitamin C, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid
– Avoid makeup for 12hours
– Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the face for 24hours
– Avoid direct sunlight, sunbathing and sunbeds for 24hours.
– Avoid swimming for 24hours
– Avoid strenuous exercise for 24hours
– Avoid excessive alcohol for 24hours
– Remain upright for 3hours after treatment
As with many procedures and medicine, side effects can occur in some patients. Majority of people will experience NO side effects however these must always be discussed and considered.
Side effects include bruising, bleeding, swelling, pain, redness, burning or stinging around injection sites. Other side effects which are all discussed on the day with Dr Bonny and ways to manage or prevent them include lumps, asymmetry, infection, necrosis, embolism, blindness, allergy, anaphylaxis.