Do you have lines that extend from the corners of your mouth down your chin? These lines are called marionette lines because they create the appearance of a puppet’s mouth, an undesirable look for most people. Marionette lines are dynamic wrinkles in the skin that form a permanent frown caused by loss of elasticity. There are cosmetic treatments that can smooth these lines to create a more youthful and pleasant appearance, which are available at Creative Dentistry & Medspa.
Marionette lines appear as the skin loses collagen and other elasticity factors. When you are younger, the skin springs back to a smooth, firm appearance after muscle movement. As collagen levels dissipate, the skin becomes thinner and less firm. Marionette, frown, worry, and smile lines all begin to etch the skin. There are several treatments that can improve the appearance of dynamic lines. The treatment used depends on the severity of the marionette lines and other factors.
There are skin treatments that can induce collagen production to improve the overall firmness and appearance of the skin. We offer a few different options at Creative Dentistry & Medspa, including chemical peels, laser treatments and fibroblasts. Removing the dead skin cells through skin resurfacing or chemical peels can stimulate a healing response, creating new collagen and firmer skin.
Botox is used for smoothing many dynamic lines throughout the face. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that create lines in the skin, including marionette lines. Botox injections can be completed in a quick treatment, and the results can last about four months.
PDO Thread Lift
Surgical facelifts elevate and tighten the skin to create a more youthful appearance. PDO thread lifts achieve a similar effect without the need for surgery. These threads have barbs that connect under the skin and are pulled upward to lift the skin into a more youthful position. This tightens the facial skin to smooth the marionette and other lines like the nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth.
Dermal Filler Injections
A dermal filler injection is one of the quickest and least invasive options for marionette line treatment. Hyaluronic acid fillers are perfect for plumping the skin to smooth deep lines. The injections only take about 15 minutes, and the results are immediate. The hyaluronic acid collects moisture to add volume to the skin to eliminate lines and wrinkles. Depending on the filler that is used, results can last up to a year or longer before the treatment needs to be repeated.
If marionette lines have created a permanent frown on your face, there are cosmetic treatments to restore a happier, more youthful appearance for your mouth. To learn more about the various marionette lines treatments available, come see us at Creative Dentistry & Medspa. We have locations in Covington, Alpharetta and Atlanta, GA. Call the location nearest to you to schedule your cosmetic consultation.Posted on behalf of Creative Dentistry & MedSpa