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marionette lines

What are marionette lines?

Marionette lines, also called melomental folds, are creases that extend from the corners of your mouth to your chin. The name comes from marionette string puppets, which have pronounced vertical lines in the same place.

Marionette lines may be mild, moderate or severe.

What is the difference between marionette lines vs. nasolabial folds?

Marionette lines and nasolabial folds are in different locations on your face. Nasolabial folds are known as smile lines and extend from the nose to the mouth. Marionette lines appear below nasolabial folds.

Who typically gets marionette lines?

Most people will get marionette lines as they age. However, some people may be more prone to developing these lines sooner or have more visible, deeper lines. For example, people who smoke and don’t use sun protection may form marionette lines early or have more prominent wrinkles.

What age do marionette lines appear?

Marionette lines typically appear around age 40. But you may see faint or subtle lines at the corners of your mouth in your 20s and 30s.

What causes marionette lines?

Marionette lines may develop due to:

  • Aging and naturally losing collagen and elastin in your skin.
  • Having parents or grandparents with marionette lines.
  • Not wearing sunscreen on your face.
  • Pursing your lips frequently.
  • Severe stress.
  • Smoking.
  • Sun exposure, which can lead to sun damage.

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