What are Marionette Lines?
Marionette lines take their name from marionette puppets, as the lines run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin and resemble the mouth of a puppet. A major concern for many people are the deep folds that extend down from the mouth as age begins to take its toll. These lines are known as “marionette” lines or wrinkles, and they can do more than just make someone look older—they can also make significant changes in the resting facial expressions, making a person look perpetually sad or angry. If you’re starting to notice the effects of marionette lines, then you’re probably wondering what can be done about them.
Here’s what you need to know about how we get marionette lines—and what you can do to get rid of them.
Dr Rahma Targett
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What Causes Marionette Lines?
There are several different age-related changes that take place when marionette lines form. While many people begin to gain weight with age in the hips and stomach, the opposite is true in the face. Volume loss can make the face appear gaunt and haggard, leading to lines and folds. Contributing to this are several other factors, including the loosening and sagging of facial skin and ligaments. Finally, collagen loss in the skin makes the skin lose a lot of its elasticity and support over time, leading to folds and wrinkles.
Who Gets Marionette Lines?
While anyone can get marionette lines, they may have genetic and lifestyle components. People who smoke or spend lots of time in the sun are generally more prone to early signs of aging, but marionette lines can catch up to anyone eventually, particularly if the problem runs in the family.
What To Expect
There are a few options for softening the appearance of marionette lines. The easiest and most accessible treatment available are facial fillers. Dermal fillers are an effective treatment for marionette lines; they increase volume under the skin and reduce the marionette fold lines. They work by providing extra fullness to the area where wrinkles are apparent. These injectable treatments are temporary, but they are also non-invasive, require no downtime, and are highly effective. They are also cheaper than surgical options upfront. Treatment must be repeated approximately once every six months to maintain results, however.
How Can You prevent Marionette Lines?
It’s not always possible to prevent issues like marionette lines from cropping up, but that doesn’t mean it’s futile to try. If you’re worried about developing the problem in the future, the first thing to consider is your lifestyle. It is important to avoid habits like smoking, excessive drinking, and tanning to help keep your skin healthy. In addition, a regular skincare routine and healthy habits like a balanced diet low in junk food and consistent exercise can do wonders in holding off aging. Starting mild anti-aging procedures early on may also benefit you in preventing more obvious signs of aging. It’s not possible to stop the clock of aging entirely, but you can slow it down with the right approach.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I see the results?
Results are often immediate. Your skin will feel smooth and pure, and will appear more youthful and toned. The following day, you will notice a significant difference when applying your makeup, and your skin will forever be wanting more!
How long will the treatment take?
Usually a treatment will take between 10 to 30 minutes, with no down time. Treated areas may appear a little red and swollen immediately after treatment for up to 24 hours, however, there is little fuss and preparation required for a Cosmetic Dermal Filler treatment, and many clients return to work soon after treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
Treatments are suitable for all skin types and skin colours, and the procedure feels gentle and rejuvenating. There is no clinical pain in a Cosmetic Dermal Filler treatment, with most people describing the sensation as a mild discomfort. A small amount of anaesthetic cream can be applied to the skin prior to treatment for a more comfortable treatment procedure.
- Vertical lines running down from the corner of the mouth. (puppet mouth appearance)
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