The mouth is one of the most noticeable facial features and an area that is prone to wrinkles and lines as you get older. A common aging issue around the mouth are lines that start at the corner of the mouth and travel down the chin. Called marionette lines due to their similarity to a puppet’s mouth, these skin lines can create an aged, sad mouth appearance. At RIVKIN Aesthetics, we offer marionette lines treatment with facial filler injections at our clinic in Los Angeles, CA.
Marionette lines are vertical creases that seem to pull the corners of the mouth downward and create distortion in the chin. Not everyone gets marionette lines, even with age – it depends on genetics, lifestyle and facial volume. For those with these etched mouth and chin lines, their resting face expression may look angry or sad. With these lines, Botox® or neuromodulators are not the best option. Dermal fillers that create volume under the skin to smooth the chin are a better solution.
Smoothing Mouth and Chin Lines
To soften marionette lines, filler injections can be used to add volume under the skin and to the lower face, creating a more youthful appearance. It is important to use a filler that will offer the right amount of volume to lift the skin and shape the chin while allowing enough flexibility for normal mouth movement. There are a few different filler options that can be used, depending on the depth of the lines and the loss of facial volume in the chin area.
At RIVKIN Aesthetics, Dr. Rivkin and our team of expert injectors offer advanced marionette lines treatment using dermal fillers. During your consultation, one of our experts will examine your skin and face to determine the best filler treatment for your specific concerns. Filler injections can be completed in about 15 minutes, with most treatments offering immediate results. There are very few side effects from filler injections, usually mild swelling or redness at the site of the injections.
If your chin resembles a puppet’s mouth, creating a sad or angry expression, come see us at RIVKIN Aesthetics. We offer treatment for marionette lines with filler injections at our clinic in Los Angeles. Contact our office today to book your appointment with Dr. Rivkin or one of our other expert injectors.