Cosmetic Dermatology

Marionette Lines

Marionette Lines are the lines in front of the jowls that are also the extension of the nasolabial folds below the lip area. They are formed by the descent of the cheek over this area. The tissue around the mouth is tightly adherent due to muscle skin ligaments that hold the skin tight against the deeper tissue. These same ligaments are not as prevalent in the cheek area. This is why the cheek tissue rides over the marionette lines toward the mouth area. The results are marionette lines. This same reason and explanation can also explain the presence of the nasolabial folds.

We at Bliss Skin,Hair and Dental utilise a very popular and the least invasive way of treating the marionette lines through the use of Fillers or Injectibles like restylane, radiesse, juvederm, perlane, etc. These products are used to fill the lines. There are many ways of doing this and the secret is knowing where to put them. Fillers are considered by some to be more of a camouflage technique. They are used to fill in the lines. The more natural way of treating the marionette lines are by filling the whole face and specifically around the mouth area to treat the marionette lines. This is becoming more and more defined in the facial plastic surgery world. Fat Injections are another way of reversing the marionette lines. Again the secret is knowing where to put it to really treat the marionette lines. Face lifts are a more invasive way of treating the marionette lines.