Why they happen and how to fix them

If you’ve ever seen a marionette or puppet show, then you know what we’re talking about: wrinkles that run straight down from the corners of the mouth. They come with age for a lot of people, but it’s not usually a welcomed change.

Marionette lines accentuate the chin in an unattractive way, and can give the appearance of unsightly jowls. Perhaps most importantly, these lines can make a person look unhappy when they are not. The lines seem to pull the corners of the mouth down into a frown.

Marionette Lines

It’s not an ideal situation!

Creases running down from the edges of your smile begin to occur for several reasons. First, ligaments near the chin begin to loosen. The face has a lot of working parts, and sometimes those parts get worn out, even if they are still functional.

Secondly, healthy fat deposits in the face which help give the appearance of youth start to diminish.  This doesn’t indicate any health problems; it’s just what happens with time. There is no way to prevent it. Unfortunately, some people experience more pronounced lines than others.

What Can Be Done?

Correcting this common facial flaw is not difficult. All it takes is a simple facial filler to restore lost volume. We like Restylane, which is a popular, safe option.

With this simple injection, the health care provider targets the problem areas that you want to treat, and leaves your look invigorated and younger. Results can last up to a year.

Don’t let your smile be masked anymore, and don’t let the marionette lines take control of your appearance! Come ask about facial filler options today.