Have you ever been accused of looking unfriendly, even when you’re feeling perfectly fine? Believe it or not, it may be due to the lines on your face. Over time, all of us will naturally develop face lines — but some of us may have more noticeable ones than others.
Although face lines are harmless, they are a natural product of aging skin and they can be hard to cover up with makeup. Face lines can change our appearance to the point where our self-esteem starts to plummet.
If you’ve tried countless skin creams that haven’t worked and want to know how to get rid of wrinkles in a long-lasting and effective way, we’ve got you covered. At Waterloo Medical Cosmetics, we specialize in face lines and ensuring that people can look as young and wrinkle-free as possible.
What Are Marionette Lines?
Unless you are familiar with puppetry, you have probably never heard the term ‘marionette’. Marionette puppets are controlled by strings — and are recognizable thanks to the deep lines near their mouths.
Lines that appear around the side of our mouths and chins are known as marionette lines. The deepness of these lines can depend on a range of factors — some of which include genetics and lifestyle choices, such as sun-damage and smoking.
The most common cause of these lines is aging skin. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elasticity — which can make these lines more visible.
What Are Nasolabial Folds?
Nasolabial folds are better known as smile lines or laugh lines. These face lines run either side of the nose, down to the sides of the mouth. These are more noticeable when people laugh or smile and often deepen due to aging skin.
As well as the natural loss of collagen in the skin being a factor, saggy and thin skin can make these lines more noticeable. People who lose a great deal of weight can often have deeper lines in this area, since they lose a lot of fat from their faces.
Again, factors such as smoking can increase the appearance of these lines. A bad skincare routine also plays a role in the development of these deep face lines.
What Are “11 Lines”?
If your natural resting face looks a little aggressive or moody, it may be because you have “11 lines”. These are frown lines, located between the eyebrows. If you constantly furrow your brow when frowning or concentrating, you're more likely to have more visible 11 lines.
In addition to this, factors such as lack of sleep and poor diet can make these facial lines appear more prominently. Healthy habits, such as drinking lots of water and eating food filled with antioxidants, are highly beneficial for your skin.
How To Treat Face Lines
If you suffer from marionette lines, nasolabial folds or “11 lines” and want to get rid of them, there are many options available to get rid of unwanted skin imperfections. The best and most efficient way to ensure you get rid of these lines is through dermal fillers and Botox.
Botox essentially freezes or relaxes the facial muscles, making it a great choice for eliminating forehead and frown lines and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers also help to smooth lines and plump skin, giving your complexion a younger and brighter look.
Both Botox and dermal filler procedures are non-invasive and guarantee fantastic results. If you are interested in one of these procedures, contact our team at Waterloo Medical Cosmetics. Located in Waterloo, ON, we specialize in non-surgical skincare treatments that will leave your complexion looking youthful and line-free.
Call us at (226) 476-4367 to make an appointment or book a virtual consultation with us via our website.