Facial lines are most commonly associated with ageing. However, did you know you can also develop lines and wrinkles on the face due to excessive weight loss?

The folds and wrinkles that develop in the mid-face, whether due to weight loss or the ageing process, are known as marionette lines and nasolabial folds.

What is the difference between marionette lines and nasolabial folds?

Marionette lines develop between the mouth and the chin. They can cause the lower half of the face to sag, along with wrinkles around the mouth. They are caused by a lack of collagen, and they don’t affect everyone. Experts are unsure why some people develop them, and others don’t. However, those who shed a lot of weight are known to be more susceptible.

Nasolabial folds stretch from the nose to the corners of the mouth and are a common ageing concern, often appearing more noticeable when you smile. When the skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity and you lose volume in the mid-face, it causes the nasolabial folds to become much more prominent.

Is there a difference between male and female ageing?

Men and women do age slightly differently. Men’s skin tends to be thicker and firmer because they have more elastin and collagen than women. This means they age at a slower pace, whereas female skin ageing can be accelerated by fluctuating hormone levels. Their skin tends to also be oiler.

Facial hair also helps to protect men’s skin against UV rays. This too can delay the signs of ageing on the face.

ASSOCIATED PROCEDURES: Profhilo, Dermal Fillers, Thread Lifts, Facelift


Skin Hydrator Profhilo

Reverse the early signs of ageing and hydrate the skin with Profhilo, a unique skin remodelling treatment that boosts collagen and elastin to tighten sagging skin.

Profhilo contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid and is clinically proven to address ageing concerns, such as dull, tired skin, fine lines and wrinkles and skin sagging across the face, neck, decolletage and hands.

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Lip Augmentation London

Dermal fillers are an exciting anti-ageing treatment which can help to restore our skin and facial contours to their former youthful appearance, or enhance/ plump particular areas to be more aesthetically pleasing. This treatment is often used in the lips, cheeks, chin, but is particularly effective for rejuvenating the mid-face area and improving the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

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Thread Lift London

Facial ageing such as loss of definition along the jawline, drooping in the brow or eye area, the appearance of a double chin and sagging in the midface that causes nasolabial folds and marionette lines, can all be greatly improved by facial threads, also known as a thread lift.

The thread lift can be the perfect solution for those that are just noticing these visible signs of ageing or are unsure or unable to undergo more invasive facial rejuvenation surgery at this time.

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Facelift Surgeon London

A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure that can improve the most visible signs of the ageing process by eliminating excess fat, tightening and elevating the muscles beneath the skin of the face and by removing or repositioning sagging skin.

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Exilis Ultra 360 in London

Exilis Ultra 360 is an award-winning, FDA-approved treatment for tightening the skin and reducing stubborn fat deposits located on the body. Exilis Ultra 360 can also noticeably improve the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin on the face and neck and is particularly effective for treating facial lines.

RF energy breaks up the fat cells which are then flushed out through the body’s lymphatic system, so fat is permanently removed. The RF energy also stimulates collagen fibres, so the skin is tightened and toned.

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