Nasolabial folds & marionette lines

Smiling and laughing is healthy for the heart and soul and reflections of a life well-lived. Unfortunately, with age, these expressions create permanent unwanted smile lines.

If these wrinkles, and folds are beginning to bother you, Dr Mittal at the Hunar Clinic has plenty of experience in non-surgical treatments to correct them.

Before we discuss treatments, let’s go over what nasolabial folds and marionette lines are and how they develop.

What are nasolabial folds?

Nasolabial folds are the lines that go from the outer corners of the nose down to the outer corners of the mouth.

What are marionette lines?

“Marionette lines” instead is a term for describing those lines that start at the corners of the mouth and extend down to the chin. These creases get their name from puppets called marionettes and the lines that make the puppets’ mouths open and close. The appearance of marionette lines develops with age and can depend on facial structure and anatomy and some people never get them.

The major difference between regular wrinkles and marionette lines is that marionette lines can change a person’s facial expression and sometimes make them look mad or unhappy when they’re not.

Nasolabial folds and marionette lines can be caused by:

  • repeated facial expressions
  • reduced production of collagen and elastin
  • age-related fat reduction in the face

With the right professional treatments, Dr Mittal can restore lost facial volume, improve skin health and youthfulness, as well as reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

How can they be treated?

For wrinkles around the mouth, we mostly use dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that restore lost volume in the face, stimulate collagen production, and attract moisture to the treatment area. This fills in the wrinkles and folds while improving skin texture and flexibility.

Many dermal fillers are used to fill nasolabial folds and marionette lines. We will choose the best filler or combination of fillers based on how deep your wrinkles are, your expected results, medical history, and other factors.

Read more about our dermal filler treatments.


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