Conditions

Facial Aesthetics Conditions Marionette Lines

Medically Reviewed
by Prof. Dr. Milvia Di Gioia

1 min read time

What Are Marionette Lines

Marionette lines are vertical creases in the skin that start on either side of your lips and run down to the outer corners of your chin.

While very soft or not noticeable at all in youth, marionette lines can become very pronounced as you get older.

Some people find that marionette lines affect their resting expression, making them look as if they are always unhappy or tired.

Treatment is available for those wanting to reduce their marionette lines and restore a more youthful appearance.

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What Causes Marionette Lines?

Gravity is constantly acting on our skin, pulling it down towards the earth.

Our skin also loses its natural tightness and volume due to UV damage from sun exposure and loss of important proteins like collagen.

Together, these effects cause the skin around the mouth to sag downward as we age and collect near the chin, hence creating deep marionette lines.

Genetics also play a role; you are more likely to develop marionette lines if this runs in your family.

Get Rid Of Marionette Lines Without Surgery

There are multiple non-surgical treatment options for Marionette Lines.

Dermal fillers can be used to treat some cases.

More popular options include the use of anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox.

Your facial aesthetics practitioner will explain the best treatment option for your unique concerns, after a full facial aesthetic consultation.