The lines on the forehead are lines of attentiveness, which are formed when a person listens, shows interest or sympathy.
They signal life experience and have positive connotations. forehead lines have a negative effect only if they are particularly deep. These lines produced are mainly by contraction of the frontalis muscle.
lateral canthal lines
(a.k.a crow’s feet)
The area around the eyes is one of the most interesting parts of the face.
People communicate with their eyes, allowing us to interpret their reactions and feelings. In essence, laughter lines radiate positivity. The lines are formed when the smooth, radial course of the individual lines becomes broken up. Skin thickness and the age-related changes in it’s elasticity also affect the depth and length of these lines. People with thicker skin have deeper lines, while people with thinner skin exhibit finer and more superficial wrinkli
The marionette lines start from the corners of the mouth and continue down to the chin.
Pronounced lines of this type five the face a frustrated, disappointed or dissatisfied expression. drooping at the corners of the mouth is one of the most powerful negative messages communicated by the face, second only to the frown line. The triangularis is the key muscle involved in the intensity of these lines.
The forehead may be said to be the “mirror of the soul” since it clearly reflects a person’s mood.
The frown lines are the most prominent and most telling components of human facial expression. Consequently pronounced lines in the forehead region give off a negative signal – regardless of the individual’s actual mood, which may be positive even if frown lines are present. Relatives, friends or work colleagues will greet frown lines with comments like, “Don’t look so angry!”
Bunny lines are fine wrinkles of varying depth on the upper and lateral side of the wings of the nose.
They may either be limited to the nose or radiate right up to the area below the eyes. These lines are produced by laughing and smiling and are regarded as laughter lines. They do not occur with facial expressions that have a negative connotation, but are associated with positively motivated ones, giving the face a please, even “cute” look.
Perioral lines are radial lines around the upper and lower lip.
These ray-like lines are a visible sign of aging. The subcutis (the deepest layer of the skin) of the upper lip is very thin. This, together with the pronounced activity of the muscles surrounding the mouth results in a particular predisposition to lines in this region.
The centrepiece of the lower third of the face, the chin, is governed by a muscle called the mentalis.
Intense contractions of this muscle lead to an uneven, irregular wrinkling of the skin surface of the chin. This gives the chin a “cobblestone”-like pattern. In some cases this can also occur when a person speaks, appearing in sudden, brief flashes.
Platysmal bands or cords become more pronounced with age.
They stand out prominently when the facial expression muscles are used or when speaking. In some people, and in particular those who are in their advanced years, the platysmal bands can be steadily apparent, impairing the person’s overall appearence.