What are Marionette Lines?
Marionette lines are long vertical lines that laterally circumscribe the chin. Marionette lines are an ideal target for injectable fillers.
Why do we get Marionette Lines?
Just like any lines or wrinkles, a combination of a breakdown in collagen and elastin in the skin makes the skin thinner and less able to recover from the sun, environmental damage, and the steady depleting tissue volume and bone loss.
Basically, the balloon is deflating. The mouth area gets a good deal of movement in a day by chewing, speaking and smiling, so it tends to be an area that loses volume early, causing the corners of the mouth to turn downward, the lips to thin out and lines to form above and below the lips as well. Curious as to what those are called? Barcode lines. Another perfect, yet rather cheeky cosmetic term.
What can we do about Marionette Lines?
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm are still some of the best and safest solutions. You want a long lasting filler with plenty of ‘puff’ and a bit of stiffness to support this area.