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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We observed a correlation between the grooves in the procerus region and the vertical grooves of the lips, as well as between the grooves in the eyes orbicularis region and the nasogenian grooves and the marionette lines. There was also a relationship between the individuals' age and their skin grooves, as shown in Table 4.
Finally, in the lower face, areas for fillers include the marionette lines, chin apex, and the pre- and post-jowl sulci.
"It helps improve the appearance of aging skin by contouring the face and neck while smoothing out problem areas like deep nasolabial folds and Marionette lines, bulging jowls, ill-defined jawlines, and 'turkey' neck, among others," she expounds.
"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.