Lower Face Lines FAQs

Q. What are lower face lines?

A. Lower face lines are lines that form in the skin between the upper lip and cheek (nasolabial folds) and between the corner of the mouth and chin and lower cheek (marionette lines).

Q. How do lower face lines form?

A. This is a very interesting question. These form as a result of the action of the adjacent muscles, natural aging, and sun exposure. This causes a reduction primarily in collagen and less so other substances in the second layer (dermis) of the skin. “Sagging and Folds” are caused by loss of underlying fat cushions, gravity, and loss of underlying skeletal structures.

Q. What can I do to treat lower face lines?

A. Our providers treats lower face lines primarily with Restylane or Juvederm to fill in the lines that contribute to this problem. Often this is enough to make these lines much less noticable. Occasionally, the lines may be formed in a way that requires the use of a more superficial filler. Then, another filler may be added to give the desired result. This maybe be done at the same visit or at another time.
Sometimes the patient may receive more benefit from lifting the tissues nearby. This may be done by a variety of methods such as the Liquid Face Lift or by a Lower Face Lift.

Q: How long does Juvederm and Restylane last?
A: Juvederm is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Juvederm and Restylane effects generally last for about nine months. The unique NASHA™ technology helps maintain the cosmetic effect until the injected material is nearly gone. Most patients find the effects last longer as much of it persists well after 9 months.

Q: Do the injections hurt?
A: These fillers are injected directly into the skin in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort. The procedure is simple and convenient, and results are practically instantaneous. To optimize your comfort during this procedure, our providers may apply an ice pack before and/or after the treatment or prescribe a topical anesthetic to be applied before the appointment or both.

If you would like more information on the treatment of Lower face lines, please contact us to schedule a visit at our conveniently located offices.