Marionette Lines are those deep lines around the corners of your mouth and chin that seem to become more pronounced the older we get. It may not happen to everyone but as we age, the ligaments near the chin and mouth can loosen and fat deposits in the face begin to diminish. Over time, people with marionette lines will start to see their skin sag, deeper lines and sometimes an angry appearance.
There are some steps you can take to reduce the appearance of marionette lines, such as a regular schedule of preventative, antiaging skincare combined with a healthy lifestyle. However, marionette lines are largely a product of genetic predisposition. If you have deep marionette lines, there are some treatments to help.
Facelift is an option but comes with unnecessary risk and high cost.
Topical Creams are also available but it’s important to note they won’t eliminate marionette lines, but it can substantially reduce their unpleasant appearance. Among the more popular topical creams that can be used are retinol and collagen. Another effective topical cream is alpha-hydroxy acid, which helps bring increased moisture to the surface of the skin to enhance facial plumpness.
Chemical Peels and Dermabrasion are effective treatments to mitigate the appearance of marionette lines. Both procedures effectively remove dead skin, and neither carries substantial risk or side effects (other than mild skin peeling and irritation).
Injectables are typically the best option to reduce marionette lines. Smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines using neurotoxin injectable fillers is one of the safest and most common skin rejuvenation treatments in the United States. At Youthtopia Med Spa, we offer BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® injectable treatments to create smoother, more youthful skin.
The “Vampire Facial” is another great solution to reduce the appearance of Marionette Lines. The facial combines PRP Injections (platelet-rich plasma) & Microneedling and is the Hands Down Gold standard for anti-aging treatments. PRP is found in the serum portion of your blood and when applied to your skin, it stimulates cell turnover enhancing the tone of your skin and giving you a fresher appearance. The process involves drawing your blood and then applying it to the skin with the only FDA approved micro-needling device, Skinpen.
If you are frustrated with pronounced appearance of your Marionnette Lines, come visit Youthtopia Med Spa for a complimentary consultation and let our antiaging experts guide you to the treatment that works best for you.