These are long vertical lines that start from the corners of the mouth and laterally branch downward the chin. Often than not, the corners of the mouth are turned downwards, resulting in a sad and dissatisfied appearance.
Three major components make the marionette line more distinct. These are gravity, volume loss, and depressor muscles.
Gravity affects the downward and inward motion of the face, particularly the cheeks, causing it to fold and create marionette lines and nasolabial folds.
There are two ways that volume loss contributes to the lines and wrinkles on the mouth corners. One is the volume loss of the soft tissue, which makes the skin thinner, and another is volume loss of the bone where the lower jaw or jawbone becomes thinner. But, again, this is more obvious to individuals with no teeth.
When the depressor muscles of your mouth are constantly activated, marionette lines are developed. In addition, mouth corners are pulled down if you use these muscles repeatedly.
Radiesse for marionette
Radiesse is a cosmetic injectable filler that corrects moderate to severe skin wrinkles and folds. Radiesse can successfully fill nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Unlike other fillers that are wrinkled dermal filler, Radiesse increases the skin’s collagen production, leaving collagen in its place even after being metabolized.
Sculptra for marionette
A poly-l-lactic acid dermal filler, Sculptra is a semi-permanent fix to marionette lines. However, Sculptra is only a good alternative when the skin surrounding the wrinkles has very little fat. Therefore, results are not immediate, and several treatments may be needed over time.
Bellafill for marionette
Bellafill is a volumization filler for hollowing in the cheeks, temples and under eyes. Bella fill is for deep folds in the skin like deep nasolabial smile lines and marionette. Bellafill is not designed for finer skin lines in the face.
Get rid marionette lines without surgery
Anti Wrinkle injections are one of the most common types of outpatient procedures for wrinkles in the face. Anti Wrinkle Injection treatments weaken the muscle and are considered very effective in managing facial wrinkles and folds. Anti Wrinkle Injections is known to be a poisonous substance, but with the right amount can safely be used for cosmetic purposes. Anti Wrinkle Injections can enhance crow’s feet and smile lines.
Fillers is one of the most popular treatments in Australia aside from Anti Wrinkle Injections. It is a quick and non-invasive way to enhance features. It is a gel-like substance injected underneath the skin to add volume to soft tissue and fill in fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance. Facial volume loss in the facial structural component can be replaced using filler. In addition, smile lines, frown lines, and other skin issues can be treated by filler.
There are different treatments available to fix wrinkles in your face, like Anti Wrinkle Injections and filler. The one you choose will depend on the severity of your skin area’s current state and your desired results. In some cases, you may want to try a combination of procedures. But, again, it is best to consult your plastic surgeon to recommend what treatment will best suit you.
Restylane for marionette
Restylane is a non-surgical, minimally invasive HA-based dermal filler. HA makes for a great dermal filler for marionettes because it can plump up the skin and fill in the folds from the inside. However, Restylane is typically a better option for mild marionette lines.
How to hide marionette with makeup
Facelifts, dermal fillers, Anti Wrinkle Injections, and various cosmetic surgeries can reduce wrinkles in the face. For a short-term result, makeup touch ups can also help for a much lower cost.
- Use concealer. Choose a concealer that is one shade lighter than your regular foundation. After putting on your makeup, gently tap the concealer along your marionette.
- Instead of concealer, you can purchase a white eyeliner or manicure pencil. With a steady hand, trace over the lines after putting on makeup foundation. Tap the lines gently with your finger to soften them, and then set them with a light touch of powder. If it looks too evident, you can apply them before the foundation but be careful not to smear them when applying the foundation.
- Apply makeup on the chin. For another touchup method, buy white or light pink eye makeup and use a tiny makeup brush to apply it to your marionette area.
Marionette lines exercises
There are several exercises for the face that can help improve the marionette.
FIRST: Place two fingers above the lips and on either side of the nose. Push down gently to create resistance while simultaneously smiling. Work the muscles 20 times.
SECOND: Tilt your head back until you are looking at the ceiling. Start to make chew-like motions with your mouth. Repeat this process for about 20 minutes a day or more for the most noticeable results.
THIRD: Sit in a low-to-medium back chair. Tilt your head back toward the ceiling and purse your lips as if you were about to kiss someone, then release. Repeat this ten times and then tilt your head forward into a normal sitting posture. Once a day, repeat this entire process in repetitions of five
FOURTH: Tilt your head back to the ceiling and purse your lips, then stick your tongue and touch your chin with your tongue. Extend your tongue toward your chin as far as it can go. Hold your tongue fully outstretched for 10 seconds and return to a normal sitting position. Repeat this at least five times a day.
FIFTH: With your head tilted back toward the ceiling and your lips pursed, extend your lower lip as far as you can toward your upper lip. Hold this position for 10 seconds and return to a normal, relaxed position. Repeat this at least five times per day.