What are Marionette Lines?
As we age, we lose volume in the lower face and with the continuous pull of a certain muscle (DAO), the marionette lines are formed.
Marionette lines are creases that appear on the lower face as a result of normal aging. Between the lips and the chin, the lines run vertically, causing sagging in the lower half of the face.
Marionette lines are named after marionette string puppets, which are notable for having split jaws to allow puppeteers to assist them in speaking. Because the skin around your mouth is thinner than the rest of your face, it is more prone to wrinkles.
These wrinkles usually appear in your 40s, but you may notice hints of them as early as your 20s or 30s. If you want to help limit their appearance, learn more about their causes and treatment alternatives.
Causes of Marionette lines
Marionette lines, like other types of facial wrinkles, are caused by age-related collagen loss. Collagen is a protein that gives your skin a natural plumping effect. Sagging skin around the chin is exacerbated by gravity, which makes marionette lines more visible.
Your skin begins to lose suppleness and hydration as early as your twenties, increasing your chances of developing fine lines and wrinkles. Long-term sun exposure, stress, and poor diet can all lead to the early breakdown of collagen and elastin in the face, resulting in wrinkles.
Regardless of the underlying reasons for wrinkles, some people develop only particular types, while others develop others. It’s unclear what creates marionette lines in some people, although it’s assumed to be related to heredity.
Filler for Marionette Lines
Hyaluronic acid fillers can be layered appropriately to treat these lines. Occasionally Botox or Filler might be added to soften the continuous pull of the DAO muscle and relax the Marionette lines. Filler is intended to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by imitating the effects of collagen and elastin.