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Henrif15
10 months ago
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Vertical lines/marionette

Good afternoon! I'm 25yo and my vertical lip lines really upsets me. I've already tried the filling procedure with Judeverm one year ago but it didn't work. I would like to know the best procedure to get rid of this instead of fillings. Thank you.

Procedure: Facelift
Type: Question

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Susan Buenaventura
ASPS Surgeon
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Vertical lip lines are "mimetic" lines, or ones that form from facial muscle expression. For vertical lip lines that tends to be motions that purse the lips (drinking from a straw, smoking). If you smoke, quit! If it is just a genetic trait and fillers weren't helpful I would consider laser to correct these which should be very effective. I would recommend TRL laser by Sciton with an plastic surgeon who has expertise in laser. Good luck!

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. Firstly, remove any habits that can predispose them - smoking and using straws. Then consider a good skin care regimen supplemented with peels and microneedling and light botox. Hope this helps.

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