Marionette lines run from the corners of your mouth down to your chin and can make you look sad when you are not. Although frowning and weight fluctuations are thought to contribute to the problem, the real cause of marionette lines is the ageing process.
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 can be done about marionette lines?
Hyaluronic acid fillers and a combination of anti-wrinkle treatment are the best and safest solutions in Nurse Julies opinion and experience.
What happens during the procedure?
Numbing cream is applied to the area and nurse Julie will inject into the areas of concern. This maybe with a needle or cannula.
*Assuming no bruising.
**Depending on severity, some patients may require further treatment at the time.