When patients visit Life Studios to treat marionette lines, they often complain of self-consciousness that comes with these wrinkles. These lines are skin folds that run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin and resemble the wooden cutouts in the mouth of a marionette (hence the name). Fortunately, the expert providers at Life Studios can offer a number of treatment solutions to address these lines and bring a more youthful appearance to the face.
Why Marionette Lines Occur
There are several reasons why marionette lines develop over time, including the breakdown of the skin’s collagen and elastin support structures, and the depletion of fatty tissue under the skin. Let’s consider these in greater detail:
- Collagen/Elastin Breakdown: When we are young, our skin’s support network is full of tightly-interwoven collagen and elastin support fiber that make the skin highly elastic. Over time, however, age-related and environmental factors cause this network to become much weaker. In this damaged state, wrinkles and creases become much more visible.
- Fatty Tissue Depletion: Another cause of marionette lines is the depletion of fatty tissues under the skin. This is a common occurrence with age and reduces support under the skin. Further, fatty tissues tend to migrate downward due to gravity, further reducing support.
Treating Marionette Lines
Life Studios providers are experts when it comes to treating marionette lines without surgery. Our treatment options are minimally-invasive and have little or no associated downtime. The key is to create a result that looks natural and complements your natural beauty.
When you visit Life Studios to treat marionette lines, here are just some of the treatment options your provider may suggest:
- Ultherapy: This procedure relies on ultrasound waves to heat up the affected skin layers. The heat stimulates production of collagen and produces a firming effect. Prior to your procedure, your provider will also use ultrasound to map out the area to better understand the current skin damage that may be invisible to the naked eye. This marionette line treatment is quite fast (just 30-45 minutes), and produces results that last. Aging, however, continues. Many clients choose to return for Ultherapy yearly. Learn More
- Skin Care Routine: In addition to professional skin treatments, your provider may suggest a change to your skin care routine. By using products that boost collagen production and exfoliate the skin, the severity of marionette lines can be further reduced, to create a tighter, more youthful appearance.
Often, marionette lines appear in conjunction with nasolabial folds (the wrinkles that appear to run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth). In such situations, your provider may suggest a combined treatment plan that addresses both issues at the same time.
Personalized Solutions for Marionette Lines
One of the reasons so many patients have chosen to work with Life Studios to treat their marionette lines is the personalized approach used by our providers. Our core philosophy was to create a culture that focuses on the patient and provides a compassionate and caring environment.
As such, our providers will take the time to understand your concerns and will develop a treatment plan that is customized to your unique needs.