Marionette lines

(corners of the mouth)

Some patients present the corner of their mouth chronically projecting downward,

also known as “Marionette lines”.

The age-related deepening of the associated folds emphasises the projection of negative expressions such as sadness, grief and unpleasantness, whilst accentuating the downturn of the corners of the mouth and creating an inverted smile or “Chinese moustache”.


Those lines may be a source of frustration and embarrassment, particularly during social or professional interactions.

About the treatment: 

  • procedure time: 45 to 60 minutes

  • back to work: immediately 

  • the onset of action: immediately

  • duration of action: results are maintained for approximately  3 - 4 months

  • anaesthetic:  yes

  • risk and complications: minor swelling at the injection site 

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