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Marionette Lines London

Lost volume and elasticity in the lower face and around the mouth can result in deep creases going down from the corners of the mouth leaving a slightly downturned smile
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What are Marionette Lines?

Marionette lines are lines or wrinkles that extend from the corners of the mouth towards the chin. These lines can give the appearance of a downturned mouth and can make a person look older than they are. Their name comes from the marionette puppets that have pronounced lines at the sides of their mouths.

What causes Marionette Lines?

Marionette lines are a natural part of the aging process, and they can occur due to a loss of collagen and elastin in the skin as well as facial expressions being repeated many times over a period of many years. Other factors that can contribute to the development of marionette lines include smoking, sun exposure and genetic factors.

What is the best treatment for Marionette Lines?

Fortunately, there are several treatment options available for marionette lines. One popular choice is dermal fillers, which can be injected into the skin to plump it up and reduce the appearance of wrinkles in a natural way. The effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere from 9 to 12 months or more, depending on the type of filler used and the individual’s skin.

How can I Prevent Marionette Lines?

Prevention is always better than treatment. To prevent marionette lines, it is recommended to avoid smoking, limit sun exposure, and wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

Dermal filler treatment of Marionette Lines in London

Marionette lines are a common cosmetic issue that can be treated through various non-surgical and surgical procedures, such as dermal fillers, botulinum toxin injections, laser resurfacing, and surgery. If you are considering a treatment, contact us now for a free consultation with our senior Aesthetic Doctors, Dr Humble and Dr Basi. Remember, prevention is always better than treatment. Protect your skin from further damage and maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep your skin looking youthful and radiant for years to come.

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Are you ready to take the first step towards smoother, youthful-looking skin? It all begins with a complimentary consultation and assessment with our Consultant in Aesthetic Medicine, Dr Stephen Humble. During your consultation, Dr Humble will listen to your concerns and recommend the most suitable treatment options to help you achieve your desired results.

So why wait? Book your consultation today and discover the secret to rejuvenated skin with Marionette Line treatment from Hedox Clinic.

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Treat Marionette Lines with Marionette Filler in London

The most popular treatment option is dermal filler injections that are used to add volume to the facial shape, reducing the appearance of smile lines and marionette lines.

The cost of this treatment starts from £290, depending on the volume of filler needed and the effects can last around 9 to 12 months. Repeated treatments are completely safe so it is possible to maintain this refreshed look.

Those with quite deep marionette lines may require additional products to achieve their desired result. Nevertheless, these filler injections are expertly delivered by our Consultants in Aesthetic Medicine, Dr Stephen Humble and Dr Susan Basi.

Book in today for a consultation and treatment where you can discuss any skincare concerns and we will advise on the best treatment for you.

How can I Treat Marionette Lines?

Marionette lines are the lines that run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin, so named for the mouthpiece of a marionette puppet. These lines arise from repeated expressions using the muscles in the mouth as well as changes in fat and skin elasticity that occur naturally as we age. Marionette lines tend to give the appearance that someone is frowning and can make the face look sad and tired. These lines can be corrected through the use of dermal fillers either directly into the lines or into the surrounding areas. The fillers that we use at Hedox Clinic are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the dermis, which is very safe and clinically tested. We use Teoxane Hyaluronic Acid brand, which won the award for best dermal filler at the Aesthetic Awards, 2022.
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For Marionette Line treatment choose one of our experienced aesthetic doctors at Hedox Clinic today!

There are many reasons our clients choose to come to us for treatment for marionette lines and other facial wrinkles, and that is because we are experts at what we do. We offer a range of injectable treatments guaranteed to leave you feeling happy and confident with your skin.

We offer enough time within your appointment to have a consultation first to discuss your needs and preferences, a £50 deposit is required upon booking but this fee is redeemable against the treatment on the day, making the consultation FREE OF CHARGE.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hyaluronic Acid Fillers London​

Injections are delivered into the skin through a very fine needle, they won’t hurt as such but most clients feel some short lived discomfort. A local anaesthetic numbing cream can be applied to reduce the level of discomfort that is felt.

Yes, and over the years they have become more and more popular, with a huge number of people using them to reduce the appearance of fine lines and lost volume.
It can take anything from 2 – 14 days to see the full effects after your treatment.
This will be determined at your complimentary assessment, or possibly at a review following your first treatment. Subtle, natural results are the focus to us, and Dr Humble will talk to you about how often you can have treatment in your particular case. Without regular treatment you will find that the appearance of your wrinkles will return to how they looked pre-treatment, and it is critical to have a good skincare routine, a healthy diet and good levels of hydration.

When you have anti-ageing injections, a substance is injected directly into specific muscles of the face that are involved in the regular movements causing the lines. For example, the muscles involved in frowning are called the corrugator muscles, these muscles are injected to help improve and prevent the ‘frown lines’. To help the ‘crow’s feet’ we inject into the orbicularis oculi muscles.

Every time you use these muscles, it causes a wrinkling of the skin. When that happens many times, hundreds or even thousands of times, it can make the wrinkles stronger.

Anti-ageing injections stop you from making that wrinkle stronger by limiting the contraction of the muscle. It doesn’t necessarily stop the muscle working entirely, although in high doses it can do that, but in lower doses, what it actually does is reduces the strength of the contraction and therefore it stops you from producing such a strong wrinkle. This provides an excellent anti-wrinkle effect and it’s an extremely safe and effective treatment that can last for months at a time. It is considered one of the best ways to get rid of wrinkles.

The first question many people ask when considering whether or not to have anti-ageing injections, is whether it is a safe procedure. The answer to this is yes, it is a particularly safe treatment to have.

Would it be the right treatment for you and effective? You can only know this following a full aesthetic assessment with a competent, trained doctor or fully qualified practitioner and they would be able to assess you and decide if it would be a good treatment for you.

It is a particularly effective treatment for someone who has lines across the forehead horizontally, surprise lines or the frown lines and/or particularly bad crow’s feet. However it is not ideal if the wrinkles are obvious and deep all the time, even when you completely relax your face. If that’s the case, it may potentially be too late for anti-ageing injections to be fully effective.

If you’ve got prominent lines when you move your face, but they tend to go away when you relax your face that’s the ideal time to have anti-ageing injections. Often, people think it is best to wait until later in life until the lines are more obvious, but actually, anti-ageing injections are very effective at preventing lines from appearing and getting worse, so they are an excellent preventative treatment.

We will gather some information about you and talk to you about your concerns, your skincare routine and your health. Your assessment will always be with Dr Stephen Humble, a highly qualified Consultant in Aesthetic Medicine, and he will recommend treatment options for you. What is recommended to you will be specific to you and based on thorough assessment and discussion.
We offer expert advice regarding ageing and sun-exposed skin from an aesthetic doctor with the highest qualification available in the UK, dermal fillers to increase volume that has been lost, highly efficacious medical skincare systems that WORK, and anti ageing injections that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines for a more youthful and refreshed look. All of our treatment options are perfectly safe to use and an effective alternative to surgery.
  • Nose to mouth lines (Nasal labial fold)
  • Frown lines on the forehead
  • Corner of mouth to the jaw (Marionette lines)
  • ‘Crow’s feet’ on the side of eyes
  • ‘Smokers lines’ affecting upper lip
  • ‘Bunny lines’ which appear on the nose