Fill Your Marionette Lines with the Help of Juvederm
Marionette lines – a pretty name for wrinkles with a not-so-pretty reputation. Marionette lines, also called laugh lines, are the lines that come down from the corners of your mouth. They are visible when the face is at rest, and they get deeper and more prominent with age. They can make a person look perpetually sad, grim, and worried.
These lines pop up when the skin of the face loses collagen and elasticity. Aging is the primary cause of this, and additional causes include excessive sun exposure and environmental factors like pollution. Smokers are more prone to developing marionette lines than non-smokers.
Fillers can help fill your marionette lines, creating smoother and more youthful-looking skin. Among the several fillers available on the market, Juvederm is one of the better-known brands.
What Is Juvederm?
Juvederm is an injectable filler that promises to provide longer-lasting effects than many other similar products. The active ingredients in Juvederm are hyaluronic acid and a local anesthetic called lidocaine, which relieves pain when the product is injected into the skin.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a chief component of connective tissue. It is a jelly-like substance that surrounds the cells. It is present in our body in abundance when we are born, but with age, the supply of this substance decreases.
Hyaluronic acid creates a plumping effect in the skin and helps in retaining water for moisture. When the skin is well moisturized, cells multiply to form new cells that in turn promote the look of smooth and healthy skin.
How Does Juvederm Work Against Marionette Lines?
The injection procedure is quite convenient and takes only 15 minutes to perform. Juvederm is injected into the skin at the sites of the marionette lines. The hyaluronic acid restores volume, plumping up the areas to resolve the wrinkles. The lidocaine in the Juvederm numbs the region so that the procedure is more comfortable and any pain is treated.
As soon as the Juvederm injection procedure is complete, you will be able to return home or to your work. Because it is not a surgical procedure, no long periods of recovery time or downtime are required.
Is Juvederm Safe?
Juvederm is quite safe when used on adults. It should not be used on anyone younger than 18 years old. Its side-effects can include minor temporary bruising, swelling, and redness in the treatment area.
There are certain people who are not good candidates for this filler injection. These people include those who are on blood thinners such as aspirin, those who have severe allergic reactions, and those who are allergic to hyaluronic acid and/or lidocaine.
Say Goodbye to Those Marionette Lines
To smooth away those pesky marionette lines, contact our office and set up a Juvederm consultation. Dr. Matthew Richardson and Dr. Jordan Cain are board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.