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In comparison to the rest of your entire face, the skin present around your mouth has much more chance of getting wrinkled. In order for you to make all the expressions on your face, flexibility and elasticity are required for facial movement – However, visible creases are formed over time due to the consistent movement for expressions, chewing, and talking; which leads to the loosening of the skin as it begins to lose elasticity as well as collagen as we age, forming marionette lines.
Marionette lines are those vertically formed lines starting at the corners of your mouth and travelling all the way down to the chin – They shouldn’t be, but are commonly confused with another type of wrinkles known as nasolabial folds; but for some people, there are times when these might be formed together simultaneously.
You have come to the right place if you are concerned about the marionette lines being formed around your mouth. This blog post will share everything you need to know about marionette lines, along with how to get rid of marionette lines.
What Are Marionette Lines?
Marionette lines can be defined as the facial wrinkles that are formed around your mouth as you age naturally. Additionally causing the skin at the lower of your face to sag, these marionette lines are formed vertically in between your chin and the
The name for marionette lines is derived from the marionette string puppets, which are popularly recognized for their split jaws, so the puppeteers can make it look as if they are talking. Being much thinner compared to the skin on other parts of your face, the skin around your mouth is more likely to be wrinkled easily.
Marionette lines are the type of wrinkles that come into their complete formation by the time you touch your 40s, however, the signs of marionette lines start appearing as early as in your 20s or 30s.
Marionette Lines vs Nasolabial Folds
While they are usually confused with each other, Marionette lines and nasolabial folds are two different types of wrinkles that are formed in different locations on your face. Also known as the smile line, nasolabial folds are formed extending from your nose toward your mouth, whereas marionette lines are formed right below them.
What Causes Marionette Lines?
Becoming much more prominent on our faces as we age, marionette lines are completely natural and should not be worried about. On top of the one major cause for the appearance of marionette lines, which is genetics; there are several other things that can lead to the formation of marionette lines.
Marionette lines may also be developed due to the following causes:
- Pursing your lips frequently
- Severe stress
- Sun exposure, which can lead to sun damage
- Loss of collagen and elastin in your skin
- Family with marionette lines
- Avoiding wearing sunscreen on your face
How To Prevent Marionette Lines?
There is no possible way to surely prevent the natural aging of the skin, but there are some proven preventative measures that can enable you to minimize the formation of marionette lines.
People trying to prevent the appearance of marionette lines, can adopt the health and lifestyle instructions listed below:
- Quit smoking
- Manage stress
- Minimize caffeine
- Use a face moisturizer
- Wear sunscreen with SPF 30 daily
- Stay hydrated
- Consume nutrients, such as fruits and vegetables
- Try to get sufficient sleep, at night
How To Get Rid of Marionette Lines?
Each person can have a different aesthetic treatment that is best suited for them. Consultation with your aesthetician or dermatologist will allow you to determine which type of cosmetic treatment would work out the best for you, depending on the following:
- Your desired goals and expectations
- The severity of the marionette lines
- Existing health status
- Additional skin changes (if required)
With most of the cosmetic treatments for marionette lines being non-invasive, there are a number of treatment options that one can choose from, to work against, minimize, and eventually get rid of marionette lines.
Instead of the surgical procedures that were once the only option to get rid of marionette lines, today medical spas and other healthcare providers leverage things such as injections, peels, lasers, as well as threads to reduce the appearance of marionette lines as much as possible.
The treatment options to get rid of marionette lines are inclusive of:
Once the ageing starts to show its signs on your skin, and the different types of wrinkles such as marionette lines start forming around your mouth; you will require one or maybe even a combination of non-surgical aesthetic treatments to help you with the reduction of the appearance of marionette lines.
We highly recommend you schedule an in-depth consultation with our board-certified expert aestheticians and dermatologists at Syra Aesthetics to have the marionette lines around your mouth to be examined, which will allow you to be guided towards the most suited treatment for you; keeping your budget as well as expectations in consideration.
Don’t worry – With Syra Aesthetics, marionette lines cannot keep you from becoming the best version of yourself.
– Disclaimer –
This blog is for informational & educational purposes only and does not intend to substitute any professional medical advice or consultation.
For any symptoms or medical advice, please consult with your physician,
About The AuthorDr. Syra Hanif M.D.
Board Certified Primary Care Physician
Dr. Hanif is the Director of Aesthetic Medicine. She is a board-certified physician in Aesthetic Medicine who specializes in using non-surgical alternatives in order to enhance one's appearance through Botox and fillers.Read More