Marionette lines and down-turned corners of the mouth are caused by the contraction of Depressor Anguli Oris muscle as well as the loss of perioral soft tissue density. These lines give us the appearance that we are permanently sad or frustrated. As we age we lose the collagen in our skin which will affect the marionette lines along with smoking and sun exposure.
Some people have deeper marionette lines than others; this may be natural and just bad genes. It can be resolved with Botulinum Toxin injections. The procedure is very simple.
The effect of treatment lasts for 2- 3 months. A repeat treatment will be required when the function of the muscle responsible for this begin to contract and returning to their pre-treatment expression.
Our specialist aesthetic doctor may advise the use of both Botulinum toxin and dermal filler in some severe cases of static marionette lines.
You will have a consultation with our specialist aesthetic doctor and discuss your desired outcome. Following this, he/she will decide precisely where the injections will be inserted to create the best results.