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Marionette Lines

Doctor's Terms

  • Perioral: the tissues around the mouth

Information And Treatment

Marionette lines are the prominent creases that extend down from the corners of the mouth to the chin. (They tend to look a lot better on the wooden puppets for which they're named.) Marionette lines are one of the most obvious signs of age. They are caused by the shifting of fat pads under the skin, drawn down by age and gravity.

Marionette lines appear in the perioral region of the face (that is, around the mouth) and are often considered an extension of your nasolabial folds-your "parentheses." Like nasolabial folds, the best treatment for marionette lines is injectable fillers.

Age range: These wrinkles become more pronounced with age, but the beginnings of marionette lines can be detected by 35.