MARIONETTE LINES TREATMENT Bellevue & Seattle

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Defining Marionette Lines: Marionette Lines are the lines in front of the jowls that are also the extension of the nasolabial folds below the lip area. They are formed by the descent of the cheek over this area. The tissue around the mouth is tightly adherent due to muscle skin ligaments that hold the skin tight agains the deeper tissue. These same ligaments are not as prevalent in the cheek area. This is why the cheek tissue rides over the marionette lines toward the mouth area. The results are marionette lines. This same reason and explanation can also explain the presence of the nasolabial folds.

How do you Treat Marionette Lines: a very popular and the least invasive way of treating the marionette lines are through the use of Fillers or Injectibles like Restylane®, Radiesse®, Juvéderm®, perlane, etc. These products are used to fill the lines. There are many ways of doing this and the secret is knowing where to put them. Fillers are considered by some to be more of a camouflage technique. They are used to fill in the lines. The more natural way of treating the marionette lines are by filling the whole face and specifically around the mouth area to treat the marionette lines. This is becoming more and more defined in the facial plastic surgery world. Fat Injections are another way of reversing the marionette lines. Again the secret is knowing where to put it to really treat the marionette lines. Face lifts are a more invasive way of treating the marionette lines and this was done in these before after pictures.

Before Mini Facelift to Improve Jowls, Neck Laxity, Facial Wrinkles | Drooping | Aging

After Mini Facelift to Improve Jowls, Neck Laxity, Facial Wrinkles | Drooping | Aging

Note: Individual results will vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.

Facelifts lift the tissue beside the marionette lines so that they are pulled back and the lines are diminished. To improve the appearance of the marionette lines even more you can fill around the marionette line area with fillers | fat injections. Laser resurfacing with a co2 laser can also decrease these lines by shrinking the skin and also by creating a layer of collagen underneath the marionette lines to help efface or reduce their appearance. Chemical Peels | Dermabrasion can improve the marionette lines the same way. The improvement through laser resurfacing | chemical peels | dermasanding is more on the subtle end and does not treat the marionette lines by reversing the way the lines were formed. The real way to reverse the way these lines were formed is through volumizing and shaping. The new idea in the field of Facial Plastic Surgery is that Fillers and Fat injections are more of the natural way to reverse them. The YoungVitalizer is an incision less Face Lift Alternative that shapes your face in a natural way to bring your youthful contours back as you can see in these before and after pictures:

Before The YoungVitalizer™ to Lift the Cheeks, Improve Lower Eyelid Dark Circles and Bags, soften the lines in the forehead and around the mouth, and to augment and fill the lips

After The YoungVitalizer™ to Lift the Cheeks, Improve Lower Eyelid Dark Circles and Bags, soften the lines in the forehead and around the mouth, and to augment and fill the lips

Note: Individual results will vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.

“I just wanted to leave a note and say that my procedure with Dr. Young approximately 6 years ago took years off my face. He did an excellent job and I am still enjoying the results. It was very much worth the downtime. I look exactly like myself, just younger. Thanks, again!”


— C.J., 40’s caucasian female from North Lynnwood, WA

“He gave me my confidence back that I thought I would never get back. I can now look in the mirror and actually love what I see and not have to deal with pitted scars in my face. If you or anyone you know who thinks they have to just live with these scars, don't!”


— Ator A., 20’s Eastern Indian from Ontario, Canada

“My procedure went great and I left the office with no concerns and all of my questions answered. I have never felt so good about myself and my appearance. I have you to thank for that Dr. Young. My new nose is perfect, I cannot thank you enough for this new look on life.”


— Nicole R., Fabulous Rhinoplasty

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