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December 3, 2012 9:00 PM

Getting rid of marionette lines

The Grinch will be gone with a few easy steps. Marionette lines are the lines on the lateral side of your lower lip. They are there because of droopy skin and because of an active Depressor Anguli Oris muscle. The muscle tends to pull down the corners of the mouth, thereby accentuating the Grinch look. In general, this area may be treated with fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra. While these fillers alone or in combination do a good job to improve this area, I have another little trick for patients who have a pronounced marionette area.

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