If you have ever seen a marionette doll, you will notice that there are two lines on each side of its mouth to allow the mouth to move when the doll speaks. As people age, they develop similar lines near the corners of the mouth extending toward the chin. The similarity in appearance to the doll has earned them the name marionette lines.
These lines are caused by natural age-related collagen loss. Without sufficient collagen, your skin loses strength, and gravity pulls the skin downward, creating the grooves at the corners of your mouth. Sometimes lines also appear from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth. Effective nonsurgical marionette lines treatment is available at Creative Dentistry & Medspa in Atlanta, Georgia.
What Are Nasolabial Folds?
Nasolabial folds run from the side of your nose to the upper part of your mouth. Most evident when you smile, nasolabial folds are not actually wrinkles. Although they are a normal part of the human anatomy, over time, collagen loss, the effects of gravity and slack skin can make the nasolabial fold look deeper or heavier. This can make you look older.
Nasolabial folds can also run very close to where your marionette lines begin, which can add years to your appearance and potentially change the proportions and shape of your face. Nasolabial folds can be addressed in the same way as nonsurgical marionette lines treatment.
Safe and Effective Line and Fold Treatment
Marionette line and nasolabial fold treatment depends on the degree of collagen loss and sagging skin. For some cases, a single treatment type might be sufficient, while in others, multiple treatments can be combined to provide the best results.
For the earliest appearance of lines, chemical peels, fractional lasering, plasma fibroblast therapy and Laser Genesis can minimize their appearance, improve collagen production to help keep them at bay and provide overall glowing and youthful skin.
For more advanced marionette lines and nasolabial folds, Botox® can relax the underlying muscle to smooth the appearance of the wrinkle. Dermal fillers smooth the wrinkle by providing volume to the area. A PDO thread lift can also tighten and smooth the skin, reducing the appearance of lines and folds while stimulating collagen production. In practice, it is likely that a combination of these treatments will provide the natural and youthful appearance you are seeking.
If the sagging skin of marionette lines and nasolabial folds is affecting your appearance or confidence, contact the team at Creative Dentistry & Medspa today, and book your consultation for a nonsurgical treatment.