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Marionette Lines Around the Mouth & How Fillers Can Treat Them

Marionette Lines Around The Mouth &Amp; How Fillers Can Treat Them

Marionette lines (also called perioral lines) form around the mouth often develop as the skin loses collagen and elastin over time. Dermal fillers can be an excellent way of smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth by adding volume and plumping up the skin. 

In this article, we will discuss how marionette lines filler can be used as an effective treatment, helping to maintain a youthful lower face.

At CREO, our team of specialists are expert injectors with the skills necessary to perform marionette lines treatment in the perioral region and carefully smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. 

To book a consultation, contact the CREO Clinic and find out how dermal fillers can enhance your natural beauty.

Marionette Lines Around The Mouth &Amp; How Fillers Can Treat Them Medically reviewed by Dr. Omar Tillo MD, MS, EBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast)
Fillers Treat Marionette Lines.

Fillers Treat Marionette Lines

Dermal filler injections can effectively smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles of marionette lines around the mouth by carefully adding small amounts of volume to the skin. The hyaluronic acid-based fillers used at CREO draw in water to the treated areas around the mouth, plumping up fine lines and hydrating the skin. Overall, this reduces surface texture and promotes a more youthful aesthetic while treating deep marionette lines. 

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Typical Cost of Fillers for Around the Mouth

The price of marionette line treatments will depend on the exact size and number of areas targeted in the lower face, as well as the number of syringes required.

Dermal Filler per ml
0.5ml 1ml 2ml3ml
From £350From £490From £980From £1,470

How Long Do Fillers Around the Mouth Last?

Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can last between 6-24 months, depending on the thickness of the filler used and how quickly the body breaks it down.

In general, lip filler lasts 6-9 months, whereas thicker nasolabial filler, the filler used to treat marionette lines, lasts 6-12 months. The dermal fillers used to treat other areas around the mouth typically last 12-24 months. 

Types Of Lines That Can Form Around Your Mouth.

Types of Lines That Can Form Around Your Mouth

The perioral region contains many natural facial wrinkles in the skin that can become static wrinkles with repeated muscle movement. These include:

  • Marionette Lines – These deep lines run from the mouth to the chin and develop as we age due to the skin’s reduced elasticity. 
  • Nasolabial Folds – This describes the lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth and become more prominent when smiling and as we age. 
  • Vertical Lip Lines – Vertical lines can develop on the upper lip due to ageing, sun damage, and repeated movements like puckering and sipping through straws.
  • Smoker’s Lines – Vertical lines can appear above the upper lip with repeated motions like smoking.

What Causes Marionette Lines and Other Lines Around the Mouth?

As we age, the skin produces less collagen and elastin, causing the skin to sag and wrinkles to form. With repeated movement of the muscles around the mouth, these wrinkles, often called Marionette lines, become deeper and more prominent, causing many patients to seek treatment to get rid of marionette lines. 

Many different movements can cause wrinkles to form, such as smiling and puckering the lips to smoke.    

Marionette Lines Filler FAQs

Who should not get a filler?

There are several criteria that will make you unsuitable for dermal filler treatment:
– If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
– Having allergies to lidocaine/anaesthetics, gram-positive bacterial proteins, or other constituents of dermal filler
– Infection or inflammation at the injection site

You may also not be suitable for marionette line fillers if you are taking anticoagulants or have an autoimmune disease, but this can be discussed with our specialists.

What treatment is best for smoker’s lines around my mouth?

Several treatments exist to fix marionette lines or smoker’s lines. Injectable treatments like hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to smooth out deep wrinkles from smoker’s lines, while skin boosters can promote skin rejuvenation. Alternatively, laser treatments like Fotona 4D can be used to stimulate collagen production around the mouth, reducing mild sagging skin and the subsequent appearance of smoker’s lines.

What is the best filler for upper lip lines?

Hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Juvaderm and Teoxane are most suitable for treating upper lip lines. This type of filler helps to hydrate the area, drawing water into the skin and plumping up fine lines and wrinkles. 

What happens when I get a filler?

Prior to dermal filler treatment, you may choose to have a topical anaesthetic applied to numb the treatment area and ensure your comfort throughout. Our specialists will then mark the areas where dermal filler is to be inserted around your mouth before injecting the marionette lines filler and massaging the area to ensure accurate and even distribution. 

When will I see results after getting a filler?

The results of marionette line treatment are noticeable immediately, though you will need to wait for any swelling to dissipate and for the filler to settle into its final position before you can see the final results, which may take several days. 

Will I look natural?

At CREO, we aim to inject small amounts of dermal fillers to produce natural-looking results for our patients. Our specialists are trained to avoid injecting too much product that can cause the treatment area(s) to look overfilled and over-exaggerated. 

What are the possible side effects?

Most side effects from treating marionette lines are rare and mild in nature. After treatment, you may  experience some swelling, bruising, and bleeding at the injection sites. More serious and rare side effects include allergic reactions, arterial occlusion, infection, discolouration, and hypersensitivity, among others. 

What is the safety record for fillers?

Dermal fillers are generally considered a safe aesthetic treatment. In addition, when performed by a competent and experienced clinician, safety is vastly improved. 

At CREO, we only use CE and FDA-approved fillers like Juvaderm and Teoxane in our marionette lines treatments to maximise safety at all times. 

What determines what filler is best?

The type of dermal fillers used will depend on the exact treatment area to be injected, the results you wish to achieve, and the reversibility of treatment. At CREO, we choose to use CE and FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based fillers as they produce superior results in reducing the appearance of marionette lines and can also be reversed if required. 

Are around mouth filler injections painful?

Injections of dermal fillers should not be painful, though topical anaesthetic can be applied to numb the treatment area prior to treatment if required. 

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