Jowls and Marionette Line Treatments

It is normal for signs of aging to appear on our face before anywhere else. As we get older, facial volume can be lost and the skin can lose its natural elasticity, due to a reduction in collagen production. In addition, overactive muscles can contribute to lines developing on the skin.
Marionette lines are vertical lines on the face that appear from the corners of the mouth down towards the jaw. It is common to develop marionette lines as we age, which can make you appear tired and sad.
Dermal fillers can be used to treat marionette lines. This is a non-surgical procedure, which involves a series of injections into the skin.
The dermal fillers can be used to plump up and add volume underneath the skin. This can help to soften marionette lines and rejuvenate the appearance.

Consultation

Before the treatment procedure, every patient will meet with our Doctor to discuss the use of dermal fillers. You will also talk about how the dermal fillers can help to treat the marionette lines.
Patients will be asked a few questions and will be able to gain an idea of the expected results of this treatment. The consultation process is the best time to ask any questions that you have about marionette line treatment. The professional will be able to answer your personal questions and take on board any comments. If you decide to go ahead with dermal fillers, you can arrange your first treatment session.

The Jowl and Marionette Lines Treatment

Dermal fillers are a non-invasive procedure that is designed to be fast, simple and not painful for the patient. Before treatment, an anaesthetic cream can be applied to the marionette lines.
This will numb the skin and make sure the treatment is as comfortable as possible for the patient. Dermal fillers involve undergoing a series of injections to the skin with a fine needle. This will plump up the skin to diminish the appearance of the lines.
One treatment session will last around 30 minutes.
There is minimal downtime associated with dermal fillers. Some swelling and slight bruising is normal around the skin that has been injected.
But, this will decrease within the first 48 hours of treatment. The skin can be tender to touch, but this will also fade within a few days of receiving dermal fillers.

The Results

Many people have achieved successful results with dermal fillers. The treatment has softened and smoothed marionette lines, achieving a refreshed and youthful complexion.
It is important to remember that this is the experience of other people and every treatment will be individual to the patient.
The results of dermal fillers can last up to two years, but this will also depend on individual patients. Factors, such as the patient’s age, skin structure and the dermal filler that is used, will all play a role.

  • Downtime: There is minimal downtime associated with dermal fillers. Some swelling and slight bruising is normal around the skin that has been injected.
    But, this will decrease within the first 48 hours of treatment.
  • Approximate Cost: Due to regulations regarding dermal filler injections and their classification as a Schedule 4 medication, an approximate cost cannot be provided without a consultation with our Doctor.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Injectable Appointment Policies*

As of 1st July 2019 the following will apply to our injectable appointments:
– there will be a minimum charge of $75 for all injectable appointments (anti-wrinkle/dermal filler/fat dissolver) with Dr Mel.
– No-show appointments may incur a fee which will be required to be paid before further appointments can be scheduled.
– Management reserves the right to refuse appointments or treatment to clients who may not align with clinic values.