What are marionette lines and how to get rid of them?
What are marionette lines?
Are you tired of people constantly asking you why you look sad or angry? You most likely have marionette lines. But what exactly are they? Marionette lines are facial wrinkles that occur with ageing. These lines run vertically between the mouth and chin and cause sagging in the lower half of your face, drooping downward or diagonally.
If you’re wondering where these lines get their name, it’s from marionette string puppets. These are known for having split jaws so puppeteers can help them talk. As we age, we tend to develop creases in this area because the skin around our mouth is thinner and more prone to wrinkles.
What causes marionette lines?
Marionette lines are simply wrinkles around your mouth, but often droop downwards. Like all the other types of facial wrinkles, these are caused by collagen loss due to ageing. According to a 2020 article, as collagen levels start to decline, the collagen structure becomes more fragile and brittle. This leads to the weakening of the skin’s structural support. The skin loses volume and firmness and starts to thin and wrinkle.
Gravity can also be responsible for making your skin saggy. This causes marionette lines to become more prominent. A lack of hydration, long-term sun exposure, genetics, stress, and poor nutrition are some of the other factors which can lead to marionette lines.
When do marionette lines start appearing?
We all age differently, and we have different genetic make-ups. Therefore, the time of appearance of these lines varies from person to person. Marionette lines tend to become clearly visible around your 40s. But in some cases, people start seeing them in their 30s and even late 20s. Since a variety of reasons are responsible for marionette lines, it’s hard to predict when exactly you will get them. However, with the right combination of a healthy lifestyle and skin care, you can delay their appearance or even prevent them altogether.
How to treat marionette lines?
If you want o get rid of marionette lines, you don’t have to worry anymore. Biolite provides some of the best treatments for marionette lines. These treatments will reduce the appearance of these lines and give you firmer and younger-looking skin.
Dermal fillers are a great option to treat marionette lines as they temporarily add shape and volume to the treated area. Dermal fillers can help treat marionette lines in their earlier stages. They help plump your skin with either poly-L-lactic or hyaluronic acid and help smooth fine lines and wrinkles
We already know how effective Botox injections are for fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is injected to relax facial muscles, causing the overlying wrinkles to soften. It also provides a lifting effect and gives you a smooth, rejuvenated, and unstressed appearance, taking years off the face. For effective results, you need to repeat this treatment every 3-4 months.
Ultherapy is an FDA approved non-invasive method for lifting the skin on the face, neck, as well as the skin under the chin and on the eyebrow. This treatment works wonders on marionette lines as it helps remove the visible signs of ageing. Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to boost the production of collagen that is essential for younger-looking skin.
Microdermabrasion can effectively treat marionette lines. It is a simple and quick skin treatment with minimal risk and no downtime. The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface to gently sand away the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it. For best results, we recommend that you repeat this treatment every 3-4 weeks.
You should give radiofrequency a try if you want to treat marionette lines non-surgically. This skin-tightening procedure uses energy waves to heat the deep layer of your skin, known as the dermis. This heat stimulates the production of collagen and hence reduces the appearance of marionette lines. The radiofrequency procedure typically takes about 60 minutes for a complete facial treatment. Our experts recommend 6-8 sessions of this treatment.
If you want to permanently treat marionette lines, a surgical facelift is your best option. In this procedure, incisions are made to remove or transfer fat, while underlying tissues are lifted upward to help tighten your face. Our experts will examine your face and recommend a facelift based on the severity of your marionette lines. If you don’t have prominent marionette lines, our experts will recommend you to go for a mini facelift. Even though the results are highly effective, this surgery can cause side effects like bleeding, infection, and scarring. It will take you around two weeks before you can resume your normal routine.
What to keep in mind before opting for these treatments?
Biolite uses advanced technology to provide safe and effective treatments to clients. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before opting for any of these treatments:
Choose a licensed dermatologist
Before opting for any of these treatments, make sure that your dermatologist is well-trained in that particular field. Always choose a licensed dermatologists to avoid any unwanted outcomes.
Be aware of the risk factors
Even though these treatments are safe, it is advisable that you discuss your medical history and all the potential risks factors with your doctor before proceeding with the treatment.
Check about the number of sessions needed
Some of the treatments like microdermabrasion, fillers, and injections require more than one session. To avoid any complications and to achieve the best results, consult your dermatologist. Your provider will likely design a plan for the initial number of sessions, as well as periodic maintenance treatments.
Select the right clinic
It is crucial that you spend some time researching the clinics. Make sure that your clinic meets the hygiene standards and provides after-care in case of any complications.
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