Marionette lines, also called melomental folds, are creases that extend from the corners of your mouth to your chin. Marionette lines appear below nasolabial folds. The name comes from marionette string puppets, which have pronounced vertical lines in the same place. Marionette lines may be mild, moderate, or severe.
Most people will get marionette lines as they age. However, some people may be more prone to developing these lines sooner or have more visible, deeper lines. For example, people who smoke and don’t use sun protection may form marionette lines early or have more prominent wrinkles. Marionette lines typically appear around age 40, however, you may see faint or subtle lines at the corners of your mouth in your 20s and 30s.
There are a number of treatment options to reduce the look and severity of Marionette Lines in Hawaii. Some of these include injectables such as BOTOX, or other Facial Fillers, like Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Sculptra, and Radiesse. These are some of the benefits of many of these treatments:
When you speak with Dr. Schlesinger about a treatment for marionette lines, he can recommend which procedure would best benefit you.
At the Breast Implant Center of Hawaii, we believe that the best candidates for treatment for Marionette Lines in Hawaii are those who have the following characteristics:
Our patients choose different treatments based on their individual needs, and the recommendations from Dr. Schlesinger. With many options available at our clinic in Honolulu, HI, book a consultation to learn more about which procedure will help to reduce the look of your marionette lines.
The first step on the road to maintaining a youthful look at the hands of Dr. Schlesinger is to book a consultation to discuss your options. During your consultation, Dr. Schlesinger will take the time to look at the severity of your marionette lines. Based on his assessment he can recommend which treatment will have the most impactful benefit on your skin. The consultation is also a great opportunity to ask questions and relay any concerns you may have. Dr. Schlesinger will give you all the relevant information for you to make the right choice.
On the day of your treatment, when you arrive at our clinic, you will fill out consent paperwork before being taken into the procedure room, where Dr. Schlesinger will walk you through the steps of the treatment that you have chosen to reduce your marionette lines.
Although the procedures are non-invasive, the first step is to apply a numbing agent to reduce discomfort and minimize pain.
The second step will be to focus on the lines around your mouth, using the specific techniques and tools that Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Sculptra, or Radiesse require. There are injectables, laser applications, and needling processes used, that can take anywhere from 20 mins to 1 hour, depending on the severity of your Marionette Lines, and the result you are looking for. Each procedure requires a different tool and a varying technique, which Dr. Schlesinger will explain.
Once Dr. Schlesinger has finished, you will have the chance to look over his work to ensure you are happy with the procedure.
Since the procedures are non-invasive, you will be able to resume regular activities after your appointment.
For most non-invasive cosmetic treatment recovery periods, there is zero downtime and minimal side effects. Before you leave our clinic in Honolulu, HI, Dr. Schlesginer will equip you with all the information you need to take care of your skin following the procedure. We recommend avoiding the sun and harsh weather conditions, avoiding makeup for the first 24 hours, and applying an ice pack or cool compress for any irritation. It is normal to experience redness, itching skin, irritation, and even some mild swelling or bruising. These symptoms usually dissipate within a day.
What is the cost?
The cost of Marionette Lines treatment in Honolulu, HI will vary depending on which cosmetic procedure you choose. Dr. Schlesinger will recommend the ideal procedure based on his assessment, and what he believes will offer the most long-lasting and stunning results. During your consultation, Dr. Schlesinger will also be able to give you a more accurate price, so you know what you will be paying on the day. We offer financing for all our patients, to make our treatments affordable and accessible.
Dr. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of plastic surgery experience in Hawaii. He has performed more than 20,000 plastic surgery procedures. Throughout his career, he has worked on a burn unit, repaired cleft lips, performed trauma surgery in the OR and ER, and done aesthetic plastic surgery. Dr. Schlesinger loves working in aesthetic plastic surgery because it is all about helping people reach their greatest potential.
When someone is happy about the way they look, their outlook on everything is improved. He believes in establishing a good relationship with all his patients, treating them as individuals he can help feel good about their appearance and their lives. Dr. Schlesinger is proud to be practicing aesthetic surgery and offering a range of cosmetic procedures that were previously a secretive privilege for the wealthy, to now being available to all of us.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Schlesinger today, contact us through our consultation form or by giving us a call directly. Our friendly, highly-trained staff will take care of your scheduling needs and put you in touch with our staff for a consultation that could change your life. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We offer in-person and virtual appointments to better accommodate your needs.
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