Wrinkles. Nobody escapes them. Those lines will creep up on us all and either have us reaching for smoothing serums or embracing our vintage vibe. But what do they say about us,? Aside from the fact we aren't in our twenties. Sigh.
Let's have a look at the main lines and wrinkles that happen to our face as we age. Of course, there are other things that happen too, like hollowing of the eyes which can be addressed with tear trough fillers, loss of fat in our cheeks and deflated temples, both of which can also be fixed with just a dab of filler, but here are the most significant lines and wrinkles we are likely to notice:
Frown lines - technically known as Glabellar lines, two vertical lines between our brows also known as the 'elevens' or 'worry' lines.
Bunny lines - fine lines that appear on either side of your nose when you wrinkle it
Crow’s feet: radiate from the outer corners of the eyes, also known as smile lines
Laugh lines: the nasolabial folds, that run from our nose to our mouths
Smokers lines: vertical hatches around the perimeter of the mouth
Marionette lines: frame the chin vertically, and as the cheeks droop, jowl wrinkles form
Lines and wrinkles don't just make us feel old, they can also have an impact on how other people perceive us. The way our faces fold or fall can literally feed into other's people's assumptions about our personality, according to various studies over the years.
Typical lines that appear on the face as we age. Image via LaserAway
Resting Bitch Face
Are you someone who is told to 'cheer up' when you feel perfectly happy inside? Resting Bitch Face or (RBF) is a modern insult to describe (mostly) women who are rather moody-looking in their natural, relaxed state. And certain lines and wrinkles , like marionette lines, can accentuate RBF by giving the appearance of a downturned mouth. Forehead lines, frown lines and smokers lines that can give an illusion of pursed lip, can all contribute to a RBF too.
The Real Deal
Crows Feet can give other people the impression you're genuine. It's been discovered that if you have lots of crows feet when you smile you're seen as positive and sincere. Because the depth and abundance of wrinkles can indicate the expressions you've made over your lifetime, crows feet can give people the impression you're more authentic - and the same theory applies to bunny lines.
Reflections of Life
Even when our faces are resting, people will still take cues from what they see. The wrinkles that form are part of what give us away, this study shows. This is particularly true for half glass full people. If you're someone who tends to laugh a lot and smile at everyone, you'll probably develop more laugh lines or crows feet - so you'll be regarded as a jolly happy person!
You might be a bitch, you might just look like one thanks to your face shape and lines.
Why Does Any Of This Matter?
While it may seem a lot of vacuous nonsense, it's hugely relevant to how people feel about themselves and what might drive someone to choose an aesthetics treatment. Even if a person has developed lines and crinkles that are associated with positive attributes, it doesn't mean they want them just yet!
Being able to soften some of these lines through subtle treatments like subtle wrinkle relaxing, means people can keep their expression but also retain a more smoother appearance. If they're very expressive, those lines may be prematurely ageing them.
With frown lines,marionette lines and nasolabial folds, it can be quite distressing for people to be told they look angry, worried, concerned or sad - when they are none of these things. It can very disheartening to look in the mirror and see a reflection that doesn't represent how someone is feeling. To be able to address these issues through simple and relatively risk-free treatments such as fillers and wrinkle relaxing, can be life-changing for people. Confidence can be regained and self-esteem given a real boost.
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