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Marionette Lines ( Mouth to Chin lines ).

Marionette lines have been given their name from their similarity in appearance to that of the split jaw of a marionette puppet. These lines typically appear at the corners of the mouth and run down towards the chin, and are a common result of the ageing process.

A person’s genetics will often determine how the signs of ageing will manifest and the rate at which it will develop. The internal structure of the face changes as a person gets older, as collagen and elastin declines, the natural pads descend and the underlying muscles provide less support to weakening skin. Marionette lines are often starting to become visible by the time a person reaches their 40’s as the face loses volume and the skin begins to pull down. 

Lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol consumption, a poor diet and overexposure to the sun can impact on the speed at which ageing symptoms will unfold. These factors can influence the rate at which collagen and elastin will break down in the skin, affecting the strength of the ‘building blocks’ that enable the features to remain firm and full. The ageing process also sees the loss of essential hydration, for which dry skin can also be a contributing factor in the formation of wrinkles. 

The facial features can also alter and a downturned mouth can occur through the process of ageing, as volume loss, skin laxity and wrinkles start to appear. These changes can affect all areas of the face, in a variety of ways, and may appear differently from person to person.

The lower part of the face is usually most affected by the impact that ageing has when it teams up with the effects of gravity, with one of these resulting concerns being a downturned mouth.

The skin and the underlying tissues and muscles are affected by the loss of collagen and elastin as a person gets older. The production of these substances decreases by 1% more, as each year passes, which leads to a weakened internal structure. In a person’s youth, the mouth sees fullness to the lips with strength in the mouth’s surrounding borders. The levels of the lips sit evenly as the underlying facial structure enables this feature to position high up on the cheeks.

As the skin weakens and gravity starts to pull down on the face, the lips become less supported and the corners of the mouth also begin to turn down. This can give a heavy look to the lower part of the face, as jowls and marionette lines can also accompany this concern.

Marionette Lines Treatment

When considering a treatment to reduce the appearance of marionette lines, dermal fillers are often the most safe and effective solution. By administering fillers to the area around the mouth, the properties within the skin that help to provide volume and support can be replaced. Not only does this help to smooth out any wrinkles, but also helps to lift the skin that is pulling down and reduce the appearance of marionette lines. 

Dermal fillers are a popular treatment for the reduction of a downturned mouth, smoothing out facial creases when lost volume is replaced to the skin. When lip fillers are applied, the supporting structure that surrounds the mouth is strengthened. This in turn helps to raise the corners of the mouth to their youthful position.

The gentle formulation of Juvederm lip fillers provides the care that this sensitive area of the face requires. London Lip Clinic trusts the Juvederm brand to deliver the kindness that the lips deserve, in order to rejuvenate and redefine luscious looking lips.

Juvederm fillers, are a reputable brand that is trusted by many aestheticians and the experts at London Lip Clinic. Juvederm have designed a special formula for their lip fillers that is gentle to this sensual feature, for a youthful and rejuvenated look.

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