There are several types of wrinkles. Marionette lines refer to the long vertical facial lines/wrinkles that circumscribe the chin laterally. In simpler terms, marionette lines are the lines that run vertically from the mouth to the chin (laugh lines).
The lines derive their name from the marionette string puppet. The marionette wrinkles appear with age; however, some people don’t get marionette lines at all. The presence/absence of the lines is therefore dictated by age as well as facial structure. Marionette lines become a problem because they tend to make the lower face sag/drop.
Several factors cause marionette lines. The most common include;
Anatomical causes: The skin surrounding the mouth is thinner than skin found on other areas of the face. For this reason, it tends to wrinkle easier and faster than the rest of the face.
Aging: Age is another factor responsible for marionette lines. We tend to form wrinkles in our 40s. However, wrinkles can form earlier. Declining collagen levels in the skin cause natural facial wrinkles (including marionette lines). As we age, collagen levels decrease. Collagen is a protein responsible for plumping up the skin.
The wrinkling process starts under the skin. Long before marionette lines and other wrinkles are visible, the skin begins losing elasticity. The process begins in your 20s. Skin hydration also starts decreasing early.
Environmental factors: Prolonged exposure to the sun over the years is also a proven cause of wrinkles. This is linked to the sun’s dehydrating effects. Prolonged exposure to the sun can also damage the skin and increase the prevalence of wrinkles.
Other factors: You may also get marionette lines because of stress. There is a link between stress and many skin conditions. Poor nutrition can also accelerate the formation of marionette wrinkles as the skin needs to be well-nourished to remain elastic and healthy. Genetics may also play a role in forming marionette lines, among other types of wrinkles.
Once you get marionette lines, it’s impossible for the wrinkles to go away on their own. You can reduce their appearance with cosmetics or make-up. However, you must seek treatment to deal with the problem from the source. Luckily, there are several effective marionette lines treatment in Hoboken NJ today. They include;
As the name suggests, this marionette lines treatment uses laser to remove the top layer/s of the skin. Laser resurfacing is effective and comes with low risk of scarring and other related risks when done by professionals.
Botox injections can also get rid of marionette lines. They are also effective in eliminating wrinkles found in other parts of the face i.e., the forehead and around the eyes. Botox works by relaxing the face muscles below the site of treatment, reducing and potentially eliminating wrinkles.
Botox injections should be administered by an expert to maximize effectiveness and reduce effects like bruising and irritation.
Dermal fillers are injectables like Botox. They are effective in treating marionette lines, especially during the early stages of wrinkling. However, unlike Botox, dermal fillers plump the skin instead of relaxing the muscles under the skin.
Dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid among other acids like poly-L-lactic acid come highly recommended. They mimic the work of elastin and collagen, smoothening wrinkles in the process. Over time, dermal fillers can stimulate collagen production, resulting in a more long-term or long-lasting effect.
This treatment comes with risks like all other treatments. It’s important to seek treatment from certified professionals in licensed medical spas or dermatological clinics to avoid negative effects like unnatural appearance.
Marionette lines can also be treated using collagen induction therapy (microneedling).
Dermatologists make tiny holes in a patient’s skin to promote collagen production and encourage the growth of stronger skin cells. The treatment is administered using a microneedling pen or a derma roller. The method is effective for treating deep lines. The results dictate the number of required microneedling sessions.
There are many marionette line treatments to consider. However, to enjoy the best result, you must seek treatment from professionals only.
Gold Coast Medical Artistry is among the best medical spas in Hoboken NJ, for marionette lines treatments. The spa has licensed doctors among other certified professionals with the relevant training, licenses, and experience to offer the most advanced skin procedures. Gold Coast Medical Artistry also has world-class medical spa amenities and a relaxing ambiance.
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