What are marionette lines?

Sad mouth lines are sometimes referred to as “marionette lines”  run from the corners of your mouth down to your chin and can make you look sad when you are not.  These creases get their name from puppets called marionettes and the lines that make the puppets’ mouths open and close.  Sad mouth lines that can develop due to genes, ageing or smoking. These creases give the mouth a downward appearance, giving the impression that we are always grumpy or tired.

Why have I got marionette lines?

As we age, we lose collagen and with it, skin elasticity. When skin elasticity is lost, we get sagging. Another contributor to the problem is the loss of the facial fat that can occur with aging. Although we tend to think all fat loss is good, the fat that we lose from our face serves a valuable purpose as its volume supports the skin and stretches it taut. As volume is lost in the upper part of the cheek, the skin sags, forming both nasolabial folds (from the nose to the mouth) and marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth to the chin).

What are the treatments for sad mouth corners?

Anti-wrinkle cosmetic injections
Ellanse collagen dermal fillers
Dermal fillers

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