Cosmetic Treatments: Smile and Marionette Lines

A smile is often the first thing people notice about each other, and a good smile can make a positive first impression. A smile can also convey a range of emotions, such as happiness, friendliness, and approachability. We exercise the facial muscles around our mouths hundreds of times a day. These frequent movements can often create wrinkles and deep lines around the mouth, known as smile lines and marionette lines. 

Common Concerns

Deep smile lines and marionette lines can create a shadow between the chin and cheek that gives the appearance of sagging jowls or frowning. Marionette lines and smile lines typically become more prominent with age. Smile lines extend down from your nose to the corners of your mouth, while marionette lines run from the corners of your mouth down the sides of your chin. It Aesthetix can help treat any of the following concerns:

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Volume loss around the mouth

Treatment Options

Marionette lines and wrinkles around the mouth are a common insecurity for many men and women, and are often one of the first signs of aging in the face. Our highly skilled medical professionals offer a range of treatment options that can be tailored to address your unique concerns. 


BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified form of the botulinum toxin which, when injected into the skin around a line, works to relax the small facial muscles that control the wrinkle. In this way, BOTOX® Cosmetic works to smooth out skin. It is a safe and effective treatment, and the effects can last up to six months. 

Juvederm® VOLLURE® XC

Juvederm® VOLLURE® XC is a first-of-its-kind hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and nasolabial folds (also known as “smile lines”) while allowing for natural facial expressions and movements. Patients can enjoy results for up to 18 months.


JUVÉDERM® is commonly used in the lips but can also be used for nasolabial folds which run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. These are more commonly known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines” and are typically one of the first signs of aging. These lines,, are one of the first signs of aging. 
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Radiesse® is a filler that provides a similar anti-aging effect as Juvederm®, diminishing the lines of the nasolabial (nose and lip) folds and on the upper lip, adding volume to the cheeks, and contouring the chin and jaw. The formula combines calcium hydroxylapatite in a water-based gel and requires no downtime after an injection.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Laser skin rejuvenation is an in-office procedure that helps promote collagen growth and treat a variety of concerns, such as fine lines around the mouth. Our highly- trained physician assistants will work with you to create a customized laser skin rejuvenation plan, which may be combined with other treatments to achieve your desired look. 

Is Smile Line Treatment Right for Me?

Fillers and laser treatments can be used to address a variety of concerns, including smile and marionette lines. If you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile and are in good overall health, you may be a good candidate for smile and marionette treatments at It Aesthetix.

It's important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider, such as our highly-skilled physician assistants, to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you. During a consultation, we will assess your skin and discuss your goals and any concerns you may have. We will then recommend the most suitable treatment options based on your individual needs and expectations.

Beauty Benefits of Smile Line Treatments

Treating smile lines and marionette lines can create a more lifted, youthful, and approachable appearance. In addition to balancing your facial features and enhancing the appearance of your lips and cheeks, smile line treatments can boost your self-confidence. Results can last for months, depending on which product you use, and typically require no downtime.

Smile Line Treatment Near Me

Looking to disappear fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth? You’ve come to the right place. Find a location near you and schedule a consultation with our medically-trained aesthetic experts to learn more about your options. 


What are smile line treatments?
Smile line treatments, also known as nasolabial fold treatments, are procedures that can be used to smooth out wrinkles and lines around the mouth and nose. They may include injectable treatments, such as facial fillers, as well as non-invasive treatments, such as chemical peels and laser treatments.
How long do smile line treatments last?
The length of time that smile line treatments last can vary depending on the specific treatment used, the individual's skin type and metabolism, and the amount of product used. Some types of smile line treatments may last for several months, while others may last for up to two years.
Are smile line treatments painful?
The level of discomfort associated with smile line treatments can vary depending on the specific treatment being used. Some treatments, such as injectable fillers, may cause only minimal discomfort, while others, such as laser treatments, may be more uncomfortable. Your healthcare provider will take steps to minimize any discomfort you may experience during treatment.
What are the risks and side effects of smile line treatments?
Smile line treatments are generally safe when performed by a qualified healthcare provider. However, as with any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects to consider. These may include swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site, as well as the risk of infection. Your healthcare provider will discuss the potential risks and side effects with you in detail before your treatment.
How much do smile line treatments cost?
The cost of smile line treatments can vary depending on the specific treatment being used and the individual's unique needs and goals.