Getting older is inevitable, and the natural signs of the aging process can be frustrating. You may feel like you find a new line or wrinkle every time you look in the mirror, and you don’t love it. A common sign of aging is the lines around the mouth and chin called marionette lines.
A Closer Look at Marionette Lines
Marionette lines, or nasolabial folds, are those long vertical lines beside your lips that go down to your chin. They are deep folds that may emphasize your nose. Unfortunately, you may feel they have a negative effect on your appearance and how others may perceive you. Many people are concerned these unwanted lines or wrinkles make them feel mad or sad, even if they feel the exact opposite.
What are the Causes of Marionette Lines?
Marionette lines are a result of the natural aging process. The ligaments that and connect muscles of the face begin to soften. They become less elastic, causing the skin begins to droop downward around the cheeks and chin. Also, our cheeks become less pronounced and sunken, furthering the formation of marionette lines.
A major factor in the development of marionette lines is genetics, but lifestyle factors can also contribute to their formation. A few ways to avoid or delay their formation can be maintaining a good skin care routine, not smoking, and avoiding overexposure to the sun.
What are the Options for Treating Marionette Lines?
There are various solutions to marionette lines and folds. A common treatment for wrinkles and lines is Juvederm®, which is an injectable that can increase volume in your skin. This is a simple procedure to help reduce the appearance of unwanted lines by delivering results that look natural and skin that looks younger. Juvederm® procedures are non-surgical, minimally-invasive outpatient procedures performed in the comfort of our office. A consultation with our team can help you determine if this is the right treatment for you and your goals. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve and maintain your desired results, and this consultation will help us develop the right treatment plan just for you.
Are you interested in learning more about how to reduce the appearance of your marionette lines? Schedule a consultation at Advanced Anti-Aging & Weight Loss in Evansville, Indiana. Take the first step in looking like a younger you. Contact us today to book your appointment!