Marionette Filler Seattle & Tacoma
Fine lines and wrinkles tend to appear in the upper and midface first. For example, many people in their twenties and thirties will get Botox injections in their forehead, glabella, and/or crow’s feet due to dynamic wrinkle formation already beginning. Smile lines can also form early on in the aging process and even be genetic. However, some of the more concerning fine lines and wrinkles that begin to appear are those on the lower face. An example of these lower face lines is the marionette lines. Seattle Plastic Surgery provides the best marionette filler Seattle and Tacoma offer.
Overview: Marionette Filler Treatment
The marionette lines are the lines that form along the corners of the mouth and continue down toward the chin. Sometimes the marionette lines can even appear to “pull” the corners of the mouth downward. Marionette lines may cause the face to look aged, weighed down, and grumpy or sad regardless of actual emotions. This can become distressing for patients who still feel and live youthfully.
Unfortunately, once marionette lines have appeared there are only two primary options: dermal fillers or a facelift. Occasionally, laser resurfacing or Botox may provide some results for the marionette lines. However, it depends on your particular anatomy and skin. Normally, less invasive options such as fillers and potentially some professional skincare like microneedling and chemical peels are recommended as the first line of treatment.
Causes Of Marionette Lines
Marionette lines can have several causes or contributing factors that lead to their formation. First, the natural anatomy does weaken and sag over time. Thus, the sagging of the muscles, ligaments, and skin can all contribute to marionette lines. Also, the skin around your mouth is thinner than other skin which makes it more susceptible to wrinkles.
It is not always clear what causes marionette lines or why certain people get them and others do not. However, a few of the potential causes of marionette lines include:
- Sun damage or prolonged sun exposure
- Poor diet (particularly over a significant amount of time)
- Environmental damage and free radicals
- Natural collagen loss
- Slowing of collagen and elastin production