Marionette lines are defined creases that run from the corners of the mouth down towards the chin. These lines can mimic that of a ventriloquist’s dummy, hence the ‘marionette’ moniker. Marionette lines are also known as nasolabial folds that occur at the top of the mouth.
There are a number of elements that contribute to the appearance of marionette lines. These include poor diet, genetics, ageing, smoking and environmental conditions. Other factors can include continual pursing of the lips, the drying of the skin which causes the skin to lose its elasticity and firmness, persistent exposure to the sun and smoking. Genetics also play a key part, and stress and anxiety can cause marionette lines to become more pronounced.
To prevent marionette lines it is advised that a high-quality sunscreen is used on a daily basis. Avoiding the sun, wearing sunglasses to avoid squinting and regularly using moisturiser to ensure that the skin is hydrated can also help in prevention.
We provide the following treatments for Marionette Lines: