There is a saying claiming that your face and skin are a reflection of your life and it is indeed true. Your lifestyle, diet, hydration, and overall health state are reflected on your skin in the form of acne, sagginess, or wrinkles.
Let’s face it, nobody wants to have wrinkles, however, contrary to what most of us would wish, aging and getting wrinkles are two inevitable processes. Knowing the differences between the types of wrinkles you might get throughout your life is very important to find out about the available treatments tailored to your needs.
What are wrinkles?
Wrinkles are creases, lines or folds that naturally appear on our skin as people get older They are caused by skin aging, which is affected by various factors:
- Muscular modifications
- Neuromuscular deterioration
- Loss of subcutaneous tissue
- Reduction of the regenerative capacity of the epidermis
- Repetition of certain movements
Other factors may include smoking, genetics, or excessive sun exposure.
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Types of wrinkles
Not every wrinkle has the same aspect, texture, or cause, so it is not possible to soften them all in the same way. We can find three main types of wrinkles:
1. Dynamic Wrinkles
They are primarily developed by repeated facial movements. They are not noticeable if we keep the face static and, therefore, they don’t need immediate treatment since the gesture is something natural. What can be done is to reduce the strength and frequency of this gesture to prevent them from becoming permanent. Furthermore, these can be treated by using Botulinum toxin with the main goal of reducing those constant facial movements.
2. Static Wrinkles
When dynamic wrinkles start to remain around your face, they convert to static wrinkles which are present all the time even when your muscles are relaxed.
These types of wrinkles are more difficult to avoid since they are also caused due to the loss of elasticity and force of gravity. UV rays from the sun might also be responsible for this sort of wrinkles, as they damage the underlying elastic structure in the skin.
3. Gravitational Wrinkles
The effects of gravity are another factor that unfortunately we cannot avoid. They are produced by the relaxation of the skin in response to the force of gravity and loss of elasticity. One example of gravity forces impacting our skin is the marionette lines that appear when your cheeks start sagging.
If you are not familiar with this sort of wrinkle, keep reading because we will tell you all about marionette lines and the different ways to get rid of them.
What are Marionette Lines?
Surely, many of you have heard about forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, tear-through or frown lines. However, you probably have never heard of marionette lines and this sort of wrinkle is very common if you smile, laugh, eat or talk. So basically every individual in this world will get them at some point in their lives.
Marionette lines around the mouth are wrinkles that run from the edges of the mouth to the chin drawing a downward line on both sides of the chin. Their origin is linked to a skin aging process. As they are perpendicular to the facial oval, they give us a particularly sad appearance and age us drastically.
What Causes Marionette Lines?
Although they can appear from the age of 30, marionette lines tend to be more common from the age of 40 onwards and can become more pronounced from the age of 50 onwards.
Typically, marionette lines occur when facial skin loses its natural levels of collagen and elastin, both substances responsible for skin smoothness. This is primarily due to the aging process. Furthermore, these folds tend to be more noticeable in people who smoke, since the act of smoking strains the muscle responsible for their appearance.
How to treat Marionette Lines?
Certain factors can delay the appearance of wrinkles. For example, taking care of your skin with the proper creams, avoiding excessive sun exposure, having a healthy and balanced diet, and getting enough sleep can help with the look and maintenance of your skin.
These habits are crucial not only for a good skincare routine but also for having a well-balanced lifestyle. Everybody gets old, but that is something to be proud of as we become wiser and get more experience.. There is no magic pill to avoid marionette wrinkles, especially because as we mentioned earlier, these are developed due to the aging process.
The best treatment for marionette lines.
The good news is that although you might not be able to prevent marionette lines from appearing, you actually can get rid of them.
Read on to find out all about the best non-surgical treatment for marionette lines.
This toxin helps with dynamic wrinkles because it paralyzes the muscles responsible for the movement. However, in the case of marionette lines, this treatment only helps if they are in their early stage and help relaxing those lines and preventing new ones from forming. This toxin is injected into the triangularis muscle and prevents the individual from making the kinds of expressions that can cement marionette lines into place.
This has become a popular treatment among people because it is a minimally invasive therapy that uses needles for collagen induction leaving the skin feeling smoother and fresh. It also reduces the appearance of scars and ultimately, fights skin aging.
-Retinoids: This powerful ingredient has become the star in the anti-wrinkle cosmetic industry. Thanks to its capacity to support collagen production and elastin, it helps to fight wrinkles and replenish a smoother skin texture.
-Hyaluronic acid fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in our bodies that promotes hydration and collagen growth. Nevertheless, as we age, the amount of Hyaluronic acid decreases, resulting in more saggy and mature skin. Replenishing hyaluronic acid via moisturizers, serums, and other skin care products may help delay those wrinkles, but they won’t fix the root cause.
Hyaluronic acid fillers for marionette lines are the perfect solution to combat those wrinkles. Unlike botulinum toxin which is mainly used for the dynamic lines, hyaluronic acid injections fill the crease or line, and as a result, they almost disappear making their appearance barely noticeable.
Besides this solution, they can be used as a plumping and lifting effect adding more volume to the area since the hyaluronic acid is responsible for retaining water.
Find out more here about how HYAcorp products can delay the aging process and add smoothness and glow to your skin.
This treatment falls under the category of non-surgical treatment and it helps rejuvenate your skin. It consists of the application of a corrosive chemical substance on the skin. This substance removes in a controlled way a more or less deep part of the skin and produces a delayed regeneration of the destroyed layers, renewing the skin and leaving it more luminous and cleaner.
Wrinkles are a natural part of aging and specifically, marionette lines are one of the
consequences of laughing and smiling. So, what better excuse to get wrinkles, right?
That being said, if you opt for corrective treatments that help with the appearance of those lines, we recommend you first consult with your trusted doctor or expert.
If you want to know more about how to reduce the appearance of wrinkles with dermal fillers, contact us and we will help you find the nearest doctor.