Puppet lines are among the most common wrinkles encountered by middle-aged people, especially when their parents and grandparents were once “afflicted” with these little marks.
As the name implies, these wrinkles create marks very similar to those of a marionette doll, i.e. evident on the sides of the mouth and extending down to the chin. The big problem with puppet lines is that they give the impression that the person is sad or angry. However, the good news is that there are several different, non-invasive solutions to this situation.
So, to find out everything you need to know about this subject, hang in there and keep reading.
What Causes Puppet Wrinkles?
In addition to hereditary factors, the main causes of this type of wrinkle are aging and gravity. What happens: as we age, our tissues lose elasticity and become more flabby, while bone loss continues. The skin and fat of the cheek lose their support and move downward. In the area of the nose, mouth and chin, this movement creates wrinkles that become even more obvious over the years.
In addition, it should be noted that other lifestyle factors, such as drinking little water, smoking and not using sunscreen on a daily basis, contribute to making the skin less healthy and, therefore, more pronounced.
How do you get rid of the puppet lines?
Okay, so you’ve thrown out the cigarettes, started moisturizing properly, and included a full skin care routine in your daily routine (with the right to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, and protect from the sun).
Now what? What else can you do to control puppet lines?
Filling them with substances such as hyaluronic acid and biostimulants is becoming increasingly popular. After all, they are not only mildly invasive, but also provide quick and satisfactory results.
In the case of marionette lines, they are a good option because they restore the lost volume of the area and the youthful appearance of the face.
However, when the furrows are very deep and marked, other procedures can be combined to further improve the results. In fact, I’m going to talk about them now.
Support threads are sutures made of biocompatible and resorbable material, which have two functions:
– “Lifting” effect: right after its implantation, the support threads get an immediate effect of skin traction and furrow improvement.
– Collagen production: Over time, the material in the support threads promotes collagen production at the site, producing a continuous and progressive facial rejuvenation effect.
Support threads provide excellent results in the treatment of marionette lines when properly indicated.
Those who benefit most from this technique are those with mild to moderate flaccidity, without excess fat in the area.
The chemical peel treats the skin by deep exfoliation and renewal of its layers. In the case of marionette lines, it can be used in combination with sagging treatment and/or volume replacement to rejuvenate the skin.
The Ultraformer is a macro and microfocal ultrasound device widely used to treat sagging. It stimulates the production of collagen at the application location, thus obtaining a deep lifting effect.
In general, only one session is needed to achieve the desired effects. The final results are visible 3 months after the procedure.
An excellent alternative for those who want to smooth out marionette lines that are still in their early stages are anti-aging cosmetics .
Skin care products that contain peptides, ceramides, vitamin C, vitamin E and retinol have proven to be very effective in improving skin tone and texture, fighting wrinkles, blemishes and unwanted marks.
However, to know exactly what your skin needs, a consultation with a dermatologist is a must. After all, only he or she will understand which ingredients are necessary to achieve the desired goals without compromising your health.
Do you have puppet lines? What are your thoughts about them? Let us know in the comments below.