Can Bellafill Be Used for Marionette Lines?

Have you noticed the appearance of wrinkles like marionette lines on your face? If you don’t like the way these lines are making you look, then consider getting our Bellafill treatments at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL.

Can Bellafill Be Used for Marionette Lines?

There are many different types of wrinkles that you might find appearing on your face as you get older. It’s natural to experience these changes as your skin begins to lose important chemicals like collagen that help your skin stay smooth and firm.

One type of wrinkle that you may not appreciate the appearance of is marionette lines. These lines run vertically between your mouth and your chin and give you the appearance of having a marionette-like mouth. If you don’t like the way these wrinkles are making you look at you want a solution, then you might want to consider getting Bellafill injections. This FDA-approved treatment will help provide the firmness and elasticity your skin needs to get rid of unwanted wrinkles like marionette lines.

What Exactly Is Bellafill?

This is a dermal filler that’s applied to the areas you’d like treated with the help of a fine and precise needle. The filler contains ingredients that help provide your skin with more volume and that help your skin stay firm and supple. These ingredients include collagen and polymethylmethacrylate beads or PMMA beads.

What Is Collagen?

This is a protein that your skin contains naturally. When you’re young, you have higher levels of collagen than you do as you get older. As you begin to lose collagen in your skin, you’ll probably notice a markable difference in the way your skin looks and feels. Lines that form when you make facial expressions become permanent, and your skin loses its structural integrity resulting in sagging and lines like marionette lines.

One of this filler’s main ingredients is collagen. It puts this important protein back into your skin, which keeps your skin healthy, flexible, and wrinkle-free.

What Are PMMA Beads?

The other main ingredient in this filler is PMMA beads. Once the product is injected into your skin, your body will begin to naturally absorb the collagen. However, the results from this treatment will last you even after the collagen is absorbed.

This is thanks to the PMMA beads. These beads help provide the initial volume to your skin, allowing the skin on top of the targeted areas to smooth out and stay free of wrinkles. They’ll also remain in place after your body has absorbed the collagen in the product, meaning that your face will continue to look fuller and younger.

What Else Can Bellafill Treat?

This is a very effective way to treat marionette lines, but it’s not the only thing that it can target. If you have any of the following concerns, then you might find receiving this injectable to be helpful.

Other Wrinkles

As you get older, you’re going to see wrinkles appearing on all areas of your face, not just around your mouth and chin. Regardless of where these wrinkles show up, they can significantly affect your appearance and age it considerably.

This injectable will offer you a safe and extremely effective way to reduce or even eliminate the appearance of many different types of wrinkles on your face. Some examples include nasolabial folds or smile lines and smoker’s lines.

Thin Lips

If you don’t like the way that having thin lips is affecting your overall appearance, then this filler can offer you a great way to fill them in and help them look plumper and fuller.

When you fill in your lips, this will help your face look much younger. Providing them with more volume can also help to get rid of any wrinkles like smoker’s lines.


Your skin loses volume all over your body as you get older. But there are definitely some places where this volume loss is much more noticeable than others. Because your cheeks are naturally quite full when you’re younger, it becomes very evident when you begin to lose this volume with age.

Thin cheeks will make you look older, and a thin face can make you look gaunt and even sickly. You can use this dermal filler to put the volume back into your cheeks, which will make your entire face look younger.


One area of your face where you’ll likely notice a major change in appearance is the area around your eyes. The skin here is much thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. That means you need to treat it very carefully. It also means that it tends to show signs of aging more prominently than other areas of your face.

As your skin loses volume and collagen, you’ll probably notice dark bags appearing under your eyes. These bags can make you look older, and you may end up looking perpetually tired as well. You can use this filler to treat your under-eye bags, filling in the area and allowing you to look much brighter and younger.


Losing volume in your chin can make it look weak. It will also result in the skin around your chin beginning to sag. If you don’t like the way that’s affecting your appearance, this dermal filler will help.

When you get this injectable, your overall appearance will look younger. Contouring your chin will also help your jawline look more defined.

Acne Scars

Anyone who’s ever struggled with acne knows how difficult it can be to manage. Not only can it be extremely uncomfortable and even painful, but it can hugely affect your self-esteem and make you feel self-conscious about the way you look.

Even once you get your acne healed and under control, you may notice some scarring remains. One surprising thing that this filler can do is help to reduce the appearance of acne scars. You’ll feel much more confident and happier with the way you look.


How Safe Is Treatment?

You don’t need to be concerned about the safety of this product. It was approved by the FDA in 2006 and is formulated to be both effective and safe for potential candidates. As long as you are in good general health, you should be able to receive this filler.

Does Treatment Hurt?

If you’re worried about pain from your treatment, then this filler is a good option for you. While certain treatments like surgical procedures can be quite uncomfortable and might require a lengthy and painful recovery period, you won’t need to worry about this treatment.

During the treatment process, you might feel a very slight pinch as the product is applied to your desired areas. Other than that, you should feel no pain.

How Long Does It Last?

Dermatologists love this treatment option for a variety of reasons. One big reason is that it lasts a long time. There are plenty of injectables on the market that can treat aging concerns like wrinkles and volume loss, but not all of them last as long as this dermal filler.

Depending on your skin’s reaction and where you’ve received the injections, you can expect your results to last for up to five years. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and being careful to follow our post-treatment instructions immediately after your appointment will help your results last as long as possible.

When Will I See Results?

Some dermal fillers and other treatment options can take a while to show the results you’re looking for. You may need to wait weeks to see a change in the way your skin looks and feels. If you’re looking for something that acts a little faster, consider this injectable.

As soon as your appointment is complete, you’ll notice a change in the way your skin looks. That’s because the PMMA beads take up space as soon as they’re injected. Doing this helps the skin on top of the injection sites smooth out and look fuller.

Book Your Appointment at Our Clinic

If you’re looking to receive this treatment, then the important thing is finding a qualified practitioner to do it. When you come to our clinic, you’ll know you’re getting clean, safe, and effective treatment from a team that cares about you. Make an appointment today by calling us at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL.

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