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Marionette Lines

Marionette Lines treatment In Norwich

As we age, the elastin and collagen around the cheeks and chin reduce, causing the skin to sag. The lines caused by this are known as Marionette lines, and can often produce a sad, miserable-looking expression. They can sometimes be managed with anti-wrinkle injections but HA fillers are often a good way to improve them

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What are marionette lines?

Marionette lines, named after the string puppets with moveable jaws they resemble, are facial wrinkles that manifest with age. They run vertically from the corners of the mouth down to the chin, often leading to a sagging appearance in the lower face. This skin, especially around the mouth, is more susceptible to wrinkling due to its thinner composition compared to other facial areas. Typically emerging by one’s 40s, early signs can appear even in the late 20s or 30s. Their prominence is a result of the natural decline in collagen, the protein responsible for skin’s plumpness, combined with factors like gravity, sun exposure, and genetics

Causes of Marionette Lines

Marionette lines are a natural part of the ageing process, where the elastin and collagen around the cheeks and chin reduce, causing the skin to sag. These lines, resembling the string puppets with moveable jaws, run vertically from the corners of the mouth down to the chin. The skin around the mouth is particularly susceptible to these lines due to its thinner composition. While typically emerging by one’s 40s, early signs can appear in the late 20s or 30s. The prominence of marionette lines is influenced by a combination of factors including the natural decline in collagen, gravity, sun exposure, and genetics.

Benefits of Marionette Lines Treatment

Aesthetic Improvements

Treating marionette lines can significantly enhance one’s appearance. By addressing these lines, treatments can restore a more youthful and refreshed look to the face. The reduction or elimination of these lines can lead to a smoother, more contoured facial profile, diminishing the sagging appearance that often comes with age.

Psychological and Emotional Benefits

Beyond the physical improvements, treating marionette lines can have profound psychological and emotional benefits. It can boost self-confidence and self-esteem, making individuals feel more comfortable and positive about their appearance. This enhanced self-image can lead to improved social interactions and overall quality of life.

Why Choose Us for Marionette Lines Treatment

At The Doctors Laser Clinic, we pride ourselves on our expert team and our commitment to patient care. Our clinic is led by experienced doctors who specialise in aesthetic treatments. We use industry-leading products and techniques to ensure the best results for our patients. Our approach is personalised, considering each patient’s unique facial structure and skin type to achieve natural-looking results. We believe in a less-is-more philosophy, ensuring treatments enhance your natural beauty without overdoing it.

Dermal filler for marionette lines

The most common fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA)– which isn’t really an acid. It’s more like a sugary jelly that occurs naturally in all of our bodies. Not all HA fillers are equal.  There are hundreds on the market ranging from £20 a tube to £200!!  Most are not medically licensed. Quality is in direct proportion to cost! 

At The Doctors Laser and Aesthetic  Clinic, we have used for over eight years the German Belotero range that we regard as the best on the market. 

With age, stress, weight loss, illness, menopause and late pregnancy, we lose supporting volume from our facial fat pads, causing sagging and lining. It is common that we solve a deep smile line, marionette or Jowell problem by restoring the cheek, which lifts everything back up. 

It is important to assess, in person, exactly what has caused the change in your face so that an appropriate treatment can be done that will restore and respect your own facial ratios. Filler placed wrongly can make you look stupid.  Done correctly, no one should know that you have cheated the ravages of time! Less is more! 

The Belotero HA Fillers are wonderfully tolerated, last well and are completely reversible. Our emphasis is on comfort and safety, so we use advanced cannula techniques that are far safer than needle injections. 

At your free-of-charge initial consultation, we shall discuss your concerns, consider options, and costs, take photos and plan a treatment regime. Old photos are always useful to see what has changed.

Prevention of Marionette Lines

While the march of time is inevitable, there are steps you can take to delay the appearance of marionette lines. Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays by using sunscreen and wearing protective clothing can help. A balanced diet rich in antioxidants and hydration can also maintain skin elasticity. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, which can dehydrate the skin and break down collagen. Regular facial exercises might help in toning the muscles around the mouth and chin, though the jury’s still out on that one.

The Process of Marionette Lines Treatment

Initial Consultation

Your journey with us begins with a comprehensive initial consultation. Here, we discuss your concerns, consider various treatment options, and plan a tailored treatment regime. We also take photos and may ask for old photos to understand the changes in your facial structure over time.

Customised Treatment Plans

Based on the initial consultation, we develop a customised treatment plan that respects your facial ratios and addresses your specific needs. Our treatments range from dermal fillers to advanced non-surgical techniques, all performed with the utmost care and precision.

Aftercare and Follow-up

Post-treatment care is crucial for optimal results. We provide detailed aftercare instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure you are satisfied with the results.

Who is a Good Candidate for Marionette Lines Treatment

Ideal candidates for marionette lines treatment are individuals who are experiencing sagging and wrinkling around the mouth and chin area, typically in their 40s or older. However, younger individuals who show early signs of these lines due to genetics or environmental factors can also benefit from treatment. It is important for candidates to have realistic expectations and be in good overall health.

The Cost of Marionette Lines Treatment

The cost of marionette lines treatment varies depending on the type and extent of the treatment required. At The Doctors Laser Clinic, we provide a detailed breakdown of costs during the initial consultation. Our pricing is transparent, and we ensure that our patients receive value for their investment in their appearance and well-being.

Patient Feedback

Joolia was so lovely, being my first time have anti-wrinkle treatment she answered all my questions and made me feel really comfortable. I highly recommend using this clinic if you are wanting some treatments
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Other Treatable Areas

Anti-wrinkle treatment are able to treat a number of areas on the face and body including Forehead Lines, Glabella/Frown Lines, Crow’s Feet, Bunny Lines, Peri-oral Lines (Smoker’s Lines), Marionette Lines, Mentalis Dysfunction (Chin “Dents”), Vertical Platysma Bands and Brow Lift.

Treatment may also be used for Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating).

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What are marionette lines?

Marionette lines are wrinkles which extend from each corner of your mouth down your chin. They can cause your mouth to look downturned, giving you an unhappy appearance.

Doctors And Nurses With A Special Interest In Skin

All of our team have a special interest in skin and are happy to discuss your problem with you. We use only the best equipment on the market.

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All treatments start with an initial consultation with one of our team. During your consultation we learn about your areas of concern and treatment goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

During your consultation with us, we’ll answer any questions or concerns you may have.

During treatment, the solution will be injected directly into the muscles of the treatment area using a fine needle. As the needle is so small, it’s unlikely you’ll experience any pain; the most you’re likely to feel is a little sharp discomfort as the substance is injected.

A series of these injections will be administered, with a typical treatment session expected to last no longer then 15-20 minutes.

If you don’t instantly notice results after your first session, this is completely normal. Visible results are typically seen after around 7-9 days of treatment, but it could take up to 21 days for the full effect to develop.

The anti-ageing results can last anywhere between 2-5 months, meaning the results of this treatment aren’t permanent. To maintain a youthful, smooth complexion, you’ll likely need a series of top-up procedures between 2-4 times per year.



All our staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19 thus reducing mutual risk. As a Covid-Safe, CQC Registered Medical Clinic with Ventilation that ensures TWELVE air changes per hour your safety is our priority. 

We are continuing to adhere to strict protocols so the car park will continue as our waiting room for the time being. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Feel free to contact us on 01603 360 360 or at info@laserdocs.co.uk.