Have you been told that you seem unapproachable? Do you have people asking “what’s wrong?” even when you’re in a perfectly fine mood? For many people that is just how their face looks, but if you are over or approaching 40, then the culprit may be marionette lines.
Don’t worry! You may be asking yourself “what on earth are marionette lines?” but they are actually perfectly natural and quite common. In fact, many celebrities have marionette lines. Before awards season, cosmetic treatments to smooth marionette lines are among some of the most highly requested treatments among celebrities.
You don’t have to be a celebrity to put your best face forward everyday. All you need is a consultation at Qazi Cosmetic Clinic in Orange County to learn all about your options for marionette line treatment. Dr. Qazi can answer all your questions and address any other enhancements or changes that you would like to make to your appearance.
What are Marionette Lines and What Causes Them?
Marionette lines are the creases that develop at the corners of the mouth and run down to the outer corners of the chin. They are aptly named after marionettes because the puppets have split mouths with seams running from the corners of the lips down to the chin.
While this feature is cute and endearing in puppets, it is less fun to see these deep creases on your own face every day. Marionette lines are one of the most common features of aging, along with sagging jowls and wrinkles on other areas of the face and neck.
Because of the dropping that occurs with age, these features can make the face look downturned and can make someone seem approachable, unfriendly, and even sloppy.
Like most facial lines and wrinkles, marionette lines are caused by a variety of factors.
The biggest factor is your genetics; if your grandparents and parents have marionette lines, it is very likely that you will too. As we age, the skin loses some of its structure and we lose some of the subcutaneous fat that gives the face shape. When this part of aging occurs, skin on the face begins to sag, resulting in marionette lines.
There are also environmental factors like gravity and sun exposure. Over time, gravity pulls down on the skin and stretches the skin into a downward drooping pattern. Sun exposure also causes wrinkles to the face and hands. While marionette lines are a little more severe than your average crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles, sun exposure over time can take a toll on the condition of your skin.
These signs of aging are accelerated if you smoke or like to tan, meaning that wrinkles, facial sagging, and marionette lines can develop earlier than 40 depending on your habits.
How to Prevent Marionette Lines from Forming
1. Quality Skin Care:
The best way to prevent signs of aging is to take care of your skin. This means having a skin care routine and sticking to it. When you shop for skin care, keep an eye out for products that contain retinol, vitamin C, niacinamide, and salicylic acid. These active ingredients are proven to help heal damaged skin, boost collagen, and brighten dark spots.
2. Get Enough Sleep:
According to a study affiliated with UH Cleveland Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology, chronic poor sleep quality is associated with premature signs of aging, including diminished skin function and older looking outward appearance. Sleep is actually extremely important for helping our bodies recover, heal, and fight illnesses.
3. Stay Out of the Sun:
As both your dermatologist and your mother have probably told you, stay out of the sun. They are right! Long-term exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can contribute to the breakdown of skin cellular structures. Make sure to wear sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 and try to avoid being outdoors at peak UV hours during the middle of the day.
4. Limit Weight Fluctuations:
Rapid weight loss can cause loose skin in the body and face. If you rapidly lose weight in a short period of time, it could cause loose skin in your face and contribute to the appearance of marionette lines.
What are My Options For Marionette Line Treatment in Orange County, CA?
It is possible to cover crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles with makeup; however, it is nearly impossible to cover marionette lines. The mouth moves a lot as we go about our day and other peoples’ eyes are naturally drawn there. The good news is that there are a variety of options for treating marionette lines.
Certain topical treatments can be effective in reducing the depths of these lines, but the best way to smooth your marionette lines and put your best face forward is with a non-surgical procedure from Qazi Cosmetic Clinic.
Dr. Qazi specializes in making all his patients feel young and beautiful. Dr. Qazi offers a variety of options for marionette line treatment, including dermal fillers, PDO threads, and treatment with the Morpheus8 device. If you want to feel confident in your appearance and restore your youthful glow, then Dr. Qazi can help!
What are Dermal Fillers for Marionette Lines?
Dermal fillers are safe, FDA-approved injectables that are commonly used in cosmetic procedures to create added volume and contour the face.
Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid – a sugar complex that is naturally occurring in our bodies – and are designed to replenish the body’s diminished supply. While there are several options for dermal fillers, Dr. Qazi prefers to use Radiesse, Restylane Lyft, or Juvéderm because they are the safest options on the market for fillers. Radiesse is a unique brand of filler because, in addition to creating volume upon injection, it also works with your body to stimulate your collagen production for a more natural look.
When you attend a consultation with Dr. Qazi, he will explain all your options for dermal fillers and create a custom treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
If you are interested in revitalizing your face, Qazi Cosmetic Clinic offers a variety of procedures that utilize dermal fillings to contour your face and boost your confidence. Dermal fillers can also be used for rejuvenating your hands, filling in hollowed temples, and balancing your face by accentuating the chin. If you truly want to look years younger, then Dr. Qazi recommends addressing all the signs of aging in the face, the neck, and the hands for a head to toe youthful glow.
How Does a PDO Thread Lift Reverse Marionette Lines?
Thread lifts are the hot, new trend for celebrities, models, and influencers because it can create the cat eye look that has been popularized by Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid. But thread lifts aren’t just for celebrities! This procedure is also highly effective at lifting sagging skin, treating marionette lines, and reversing signs of aging.
The PDO Thread Lift is a type of cosmetic procedure that utilizes biocompatible, absorbable threads to lift and smooth sagging skin in the face and neck. For this procedure, a hollow needle is inserted into the skin to insert barbed threads into the soft tissue under the skin. The threads are then pulled up slightly to lift sagging skin. The threads also stimulate your body’s natural collagen production to increase the elasticity of your skin.
This procedure is ideal for lifting sagging jowls, tightening the jawline, and can even be used on the neck.
This marionette line treatment reduces lines by addressing and correcting the root cause of the lines: sagging skin. When your skin is lifted, the lines caused by the sagging will be gone!
The PDO Thread Lift is ideal for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles because it is fast, non-invasive, and the needle entry points are invisible so there is no scarring. This treatment is also not permanent; the threads remain in the skin for 4 to 6 months, then they harmlessly dissolve. Unlike certain surgical procedures that are irreversible and come with a high risk of something going wrong, a thread lift is easily reversible and perfectly safe.
If you enjoy your new, youthful look after a PDO Thread Lift, then Dr. Qazi recommends making a followup appointment once the threads from the first procedure dissolve.
Morpheus8: The New Marionette Line Treatment
This isn’t The Matrix, but Haute Living is raving about this new treatment!
Morpheus8 is a new radiofrequency microneedling device that is safe and effective for treating signs of aging on the face and the body. This device is similar to the Vivace device that Dr. Qazi uses for certain RF microneedling procedures. Morpheus8 is designed to improve the skin’s texture and appearance by reducing lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and by tightening the skin. It works by penetrating the dermis with 24 microneedles that reach between .5mm to 4mm into the skin. Once it penetrates the skin, the device uses advanced radiofrequency technology to apply focused heat, which causes the skin to tighten and contract.
By tightening the skin and boosting both collagen and elastin production, Morpheus8 is able to address most common skincare problems.
Morpheus8 is ideal for marionette line treatment because it addresses the root cause of marionette lines, sagging skin. By tightening the skin and smoothing wrinkles, this procedure lifts your face and makes your lines disappear.
After your treatment, you will need a couple days of downtime to allow your skin to recover. During this time, Dr. Qazi will give you an ointment for your face to help speed up the healing process. It is also recommended that you avoid makeup and wash your face extra gently after the procedure.
Treat Your Marionette Lines Today!
There are many benefits to taking the plunge and treating your marionette lines: more youthful appearance, no more downturned face, you seem friendlier and more approachable, and you will be less insecure about how age shows in your face.
There is also another unexpected benefit: better success in the workplace. In Orange County, CA, many of Dr. Qazi’s patients are men who are seeking anti-aging treatments. Many of these male patients have reported that they have greater success in the workplace after a cosmetic procedure because their colleagues perceive them as having more energy and being more approachable.
Marionette line treatment is not just for women! Men, if you want to get rid of your marionette lines and sagging skin then Dr. Qazi can help you feel youthful, vigorous, and confident in your appearance!
Frequently Asked Questions About Treating Marionette Lines
What if I am not happy with the dermal filler treatment and want to reverse the procedure?
The best thing about dermal fillers for treating marionette lines is that they are not permanent. Dermal fillers last between 6 and 12 months before the body naturally metabolizes the filler. If you just wait, the results will fade on their own. However, if you really do not like your new look, then a painless injection of hyaluronidase will break down the filler and restore your features to their original state. Dr. Qazi wants you to be happy and satisfied with your appearance, so he is happy to help you anyway he can to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Is there any recovery downtime associated with marionette line treatment?
This depends on how your marionette lines are treated. Treatment with the Morpheus8 device does require several days of downtime to allow your skin time to heal. Most patients feel healed, refreshed, and ready to go in 1-5 days. The PDO Thread Lift and dermal fillers, on the other hand, require no recovery time. This is one benefit of non-surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. You may experience some tenderness near the injection site, but after the procedure you will be ready to go about your day.
Book Your Appointment Today!
If you are ready to turn that frown upside down by getting your marionette lines treated, then Dr. Qazi can help! Please contact Qazi Cosmetic Clinic to schedule a consultation today!