In the fight against the signs of ageing, there are plenty of treatment options to choose from. Anti-wrinkle injections can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even work as a preventive to stop these occurring in the first place. While dermal fillers can replace volume, prevent sagging, and tackle lines and wrinkles too. One type of line or wrinkle in particular can be treated effectively with dermal filler. And this is the marionette line. But what are marionette lines, and what causes them to appear? And how can dermal fillers help? Well, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading dermal filler providers. This is our guide to dermal fillers to tackle marionette lines.
What are marionette lines?
So, first of all, what are marionette lines? Well, these are the little lines that begin at the corners of your mouth and extend down your chin. These are named after marionette puppets, which have lines in the exact same place to allow the mouth to open and close. These lines can develop with age, and they can become so pronounced that they can make you look miserable of angry, even when you’re not. This then has a knock on effect on your self confidence and self esteem.
What are the causes of marionette lines?
Understanding why marionette lines appear is the first step towards being able to tackle them effectively. So, what are the causes of marionette lines? Well, there are several, including:
Genetics – some people are simply genetically predisposed towards developing these lines
Too much sun – the sun can have a range of positive benefits for your mental health and vitamin D (also associated with B12). But it can cause problems for your skin, including premature ageing and more prominent wrinkles and lines.
Habits – habits like smoking and pursing your lips can also make these lines appear more profound and be more obvious
Ageing – as we age, our skin loses elasticity and collagen. This is the biggest cause of any wrinkle or line developing, including marionette lines.
Dermal fillers to tackle marionette lines
Using dermal fillers to treat marionette lines can be a great option, for a number of reasons, including:
Adding volume – dermal fillers add volume to the face and this can support the facial structure, particularly around the lower face. By increasing the volume around the mouth and the chin, and essentially filling out the marionette lines, the skin will become smoother, reducing the appearance of any lines or wrinkles and helping to create a younger looking appearance
Improve collagen production – dermal fillers can improve collagen production and this means that the skin will be able to heal and replenish, just like younger skin. With an increase in volume, your skin will naturally become fuller, reducing the appearance of any lines, like marionette lines.
Hydrate your skin – dermal fillers also add a lot of hydration and nourish your skin. This will help your skin stay in good condition.
For more information or advice, get in touch with Preston’s leading dermal filler experts, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.