Remove Deep Smile Lines and Marionette Lines with Advanced Surgery.

Your facial skin may have developed very deep, visible lines and creases due to genetics, aging, sun damage, dramatic weight loss, or other factors. As the years pass, your skin no longer produces as much of nature’s skin-firming proteins: collagen and elastin. These natural proteins are what provide the skin with a firm, youthful, supple quality.

As your facial tissues age and the skin becomes less resilient, deeply-etched smile lines and marionette lines develop. In some cases, a judicious treatment with dermal fillers is all that is needed, but for others, the lines are too extreme, and another approach is appropriate –surgical excision. Severe facial creases can be surgically removed to create a younger, smoother, more attractive facial look.

What Does the Treatment Entail?

This procedure takes about an hour to complete, performed under local anesthesia. The damaged skin and tissue are surgically removed. The incisions are placed within the existing creases, and the affected tissues are removed, with sutures strategically placed beneath the skin.

Benefits of Smile Line and Marionette Line Excision

If you have inherited particularly deep and noticeable smile lines, you may be interested in this  long-lasting treatment. You may have undergone various other therapies, including injections with dermal fillers, skin resurfacing, chemical peels, or others, but still have lines and creases that affect your confidence. The benefits of addressing deep smile lines and marionette lines with a meticulous incision technique include:

  • Fast procedure – about one hour to complete
  • No general anesthesia needed
  • Shorter recovery time than a facelift
  • Smooths deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines for many years
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Filler, Facelift, or Surgical Removal?

If you are one of the many people who are tired of seeing these deep, visible creases, meet with us to find out what treatment will be most effective for you. We offer a wide array of surgical and non-surgical anti-aging treatments, and for some patients, surgical excision is the ideal solution. The injection of fillers can be workable, but not for every person. The incision line is placed within the natural crease line and becomes minimally visible in most patients once healed.

Why Choose Dr. Sofonio for Facial Anti-aging?

Dr. Sofonio, our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, has an exceptional level of training and experience. His dedication to his patients and deep familiarity with the most advanced surgical techniques allow him to evaluate your skin quality and advise you of the best approach.

For some patients, a meticulous surgical removal of deeply-etched facial creases will be most effective. You can expect honesty and integrity from Dr. Sofonio, who is not only talented but deeply devoted to his patients and ensuring they are thrilled with their results. Meet with us and find out what procedure will work best for you!

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