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.