Wrinkles are lines and folds that form in your skin. Some wrinkles appear as fine lines but some can become deep crevices which are noticeable around your eyes and mouths such as marionette lines and nasolabial lines. Wrinkles are caused by several factors such as:
AGE As you get older, the skin becomes less elastic and fragile because of the decreased level of collagen and elastin in your skin. This causes the skin to become dry and appear wrinkled because the skin becomes loose and saggy. Fat in the deeper layers of the skin disappears making lines more pronounced.
SMOKING Smoking is one of the main causes for accelerating the normal aging process. It causes oxygen level in your blood to reduce significantly and makes your skin look dull and unattractive. You will notice more wrinkles and fine lines appearing on the face if you are a heavy smoker.
FACIAL EXPRESSION Having animated facial expressions such as smiling or squinting will lead to permanent deep lines on the face. Each time you activate a facial muscle, a ridge forms beneath the skin. Over time when the skin looses its flexibility, they form permanent deep-set wrinkles on your face.
Marionette lines are skin folds which appear at the corners of the mouth and extend down to the jaw. Like nasolabial lines, marionette lines are wrinkles formed due to skin aging and sagging. Marionette lines cause distress to many because they make us look old, unhappy, and haggard.
The problem is often complex to treat – requiring lifting procedures to reposition the sagging fat and skin, together with filler injections to replace the lost volume around the mouth and chin.
Know Your Problems
- Marionette lines are closely related to nasolabial lines. They are skin folds caused by aging and sagging skin.
- Marionette lines are often complex to treat. While fillers can improve the problem, too much can make you look unnatural and bloated.
- A combination of treatments is often required to achieve a good result.