Do I Need Filler or Botox for Marionette Lines?

by in Botox March 29, 2021

If you are considering Botox for marionette lines, you may be wondering if this is the right choice or if filler is the better option.

So, which product is better? Learn more below.

What Is Botox?

Botox is an injectable toxin that relaxes the muscles in your face that cause the visible appearance of wrinkles.

What Is Filler?

Dermal fillers are injectables used to provide volume to areas of the face where it has been lost or is lacking.

Does Botox for Marionette Lines Work?

While Botox is popularly used in the lips for vertical lines, it is not always the best option to address deep wrinkles such as those around the mouth.

In fact, Botox is most popularly used in the upper face (forehead, around the eyes, etc.)

Can Filler Reverse Marionette Lines?

Filler, however, is ideal when used on deep folds such as those classified as marionette lines (or nasolabial folds).

Products such as Juvederm or Restylane are particularly effective in this area to fill in the gaps that wrinkles cause over the years.

How Long Do Botox and Filler Last?

While Botox lasts around three to four months, results from filler treatments generally last anywhere from six months to one year.

Are These Products Safe?

Botox and fillers are safe and effective treatments to erase the signs of aging when administered by a board-certified professional.

Always be sure to receive treatment from an expert injector in your area to get the best and safest results.

Book Your Treatment Today: Filler or Botox for Marionette Lines

At Reston Dermatology + Cosmetic Center we are a holistic, integrated dermatology practice. 

We are Board Certified Dermatologists and Physician Assistants offering comprehensive general and cosmetic dermatology solutions by expanding our focus to include whole-body issues that can impact your skin.

To learn more about the services we offer including Botox and dermal fillers, visit our website today or call us to schedule a consultation at (703)775-2190.

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