As part of the ageing process, lines and wrinkles, as well as expression lines can develop. These can occur across the forehead, around the eyes and around the mouth, and are some of the most visible signs of ageing. One set of lines is known as marionette lines. But what are marionette lines? And what are the effective options for reducing the appearance of marionette lines? Well, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners. And we can offer a range of professional, high quality facial treatments and procedures, including dermal fillers. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about dermal fillers and marionette lines.
What are marionette lines?
So, what exactly are marionette lines? Well, this is the descriptive term given to a specific pair of lines that develops around the mouth. These are little lines that begin at the corners of your mouth and extend down to the bottom of your chin. These lines can be found in the same place on marionette puppets, which is there the name originates. Marionette lines are a common occurrence and they can become so pronounced that you will look angry or sad, even when you are not, which then can have a negative impact on your self esteem and confidence.
Marionette lines are typically cased by ageing, which reduces the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin, as well as facial fat pads. This culminates in a loss of volume and the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Other factors can also lead to the development of marionette lines, including genetics, UV exposure and smoking.
Reducing the appearance of marionette lines with dermal fillers.
The appearance of marionette lines can be greatly reduced by the application of dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are injections of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring acid found within the body, particularly the skin. Here it plays an important role in delivering nutrition and hydration to the skin cells, so that they remain in a good condition. Over time, and as a natural part of the ageing process, the production of hyaluronic acid slows down, and this can then cause the break down of collagen and elastin. By injecting hyaluronic acid back into the skin, lost volume can be replaced, and skin condition can be improved.
Small amounts of dermal filler injected into marionette lines can fill the small creases and help to add more volume to the area. This reduces the appearance of the marionette lines, and helps to nourish the skin in the area too. It will also help your skin here appear smoother, helping you to look more youthful.
In addition, hyaluronic acid can even help to retain this youthfulness for an extended period of time, which dermal filler injections only necessary to top up every 4 to 6 months!
For more information or advice, get in touch with Preston’s leading dermal filler experts, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.