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Marionette Lines: What Are They And How To Get Rid Of Them Effectively

Marionette Lines: What are they and how best to get rid of them effectively?

Wondering why people are asking you “What’s wrong?” Or “Cheer up!” If you’re 40+, more often than not, the cause could be your Marionette Lines. For some, marionette lines appear even earlier.

Marionette lines are those lines from the edges of your lips travelling down towards your chin. You may well see them in other members of your family as there can be a genetic disposition to them. Parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles…

Not to worry, there are some amazingly effective treatments for marionette lines.

What Are Marionette Lines?

Marionette lines are one of those fittingly named wrinkles that invoke up a clear visual. Humans develop creases over time, running from the outer edges of the lips to the outer corners of the chin. Because of their drooping nature, marionette lines can make a face look pouty or moody. Prevention is key, however you may have already see your marionette lines have developed.

What are the Main Causes Of Marionette Lines?

Did you know that hereditary is a big factor as is gravity, neither of which we can do much about. Over many years, gravity pulls down on our faces, stretching our skin which was once smooth-and-tight and youthful looking. The skin is pulled towards your chin, leading to lines forming lines at either side. Unfortunately, this is compounded with our natural ageing process, leading to a reduction in collagen and elastin. The structural support for your skin diminishes, which further adds to the downwards trend and sagging skin.

Other factors can have an impact to, in particular, lifestyle. Smoking, tanning or sunbathing will all cause the ageing process to accelerate.

How To Get Rid Of Marionette Lines: 4 Treatment Options to help.

You’ve tackled the lifestyle aspects mentioned above. You have a great skin care regime which includes exfoliating, cleansing and moisturising. What options are there left for your marionette lines?

  1. Skin Treatments

ZO Firming Serum can help with marionette lines, focused on tightening and firming the skin. However, it’s effect may be somewhat limited for deep rooted lines.

  1. Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a non-invasive anti-ageing treatment. A chemical solution, made from a carefully formulated acid, is applied to your face. This acid removes the top layer of your skin, leaving healthier, more youthful-looking skin beneath.

A chemical peel is a quick (15-30 minute) procedure, suitable for the treatment of mild wrinkles and some other signs of ageing such as age spots and also acne scars.

Available in a variety of strengths and types, including glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbonic acids, chemical peels can be selected to suit your own individual needs. Here at Elite Aesthetics, we offer Enerpeel: a new generation of peel that can be individually tailored to suit your skin type and age rather than the ‘one type fits all’ approach.

  1. Injectables

Juvederm and other dermal fillers are an option for mild marionette lines. Toxins such as botox can be used to relax the muscles and can be used to prevent marionette lines from forming. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Juvederm, on the other hand, can be injected below the corners of the mouth to lift the smile and fill out minor creases.

  1. Thread Lift

If you want to fix a marionette, you might need some strings. The thread lift is more or less what it sounds like: imagine it like a puppeteer that literally pulls the jowls taut from the sides. More technically speaking, it’s a minimally-invasive alternative to the facelift in which a string of fiber studded with small cones is threaded below the skin surface. The cones take hold of the tissue from below, suspending the skin in a more lifted position. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and it only requires a few days of downtime, during which you can expect some bruising and swelling. Because the threads are dissolvable, the results will last about six months.

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