marionette line


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A fanciful term for the deep, age-related wrinkles that develop at the angle of the nose, the corners of the lips and chin, which may be treated with facial sculpturing, where Gore-Tex® is layered below the skin surface

marionette line

The indentation in the facial skin that runs from the corner of each side of the mouth, to the corner of the chin. The line tends to deepen with age. One element of plastic surgery to rejuvenate the face is to eliminate this line with natural or artificial fillers.
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She also had deep marionette lines running from the sides of her mouth to her chin, which is ageing and gives the mouth a downturned, grumpy look.
This technique works brilliantly to rejuvenate the tear valley and dark eye circles, temples, nasolabial folds, buccal fat pads, marionette lines, upper & lower lips, chin and even the hands.