You’ll find many of these wrinkles are naturally occurring, and some of these characteristics are essentially being a part of who we are and our own individual traits. We do not recommend being expressionless, mute, or sheltered from the outside world – that would be pointless. The following list is to simply to help you better understand fine lines, wrinkles and folds so that we can become more aware as to why they occur in specific areas and embrace our unique aging process.
Certainly most of us develop any combination of these over time, so we have provided a few pointers that may help to lessen the appearance of the most common wrinkles in the face or neck and prevent premature aging due to our habits and lifestyle choices. Just as well, it is good to know that modern anti-wrinkle treatment options are conveniently available at Dr. Buglino’s New York plastic surgery offices and medical spa in Woodbury.
Appearing around the outer corner of the eyes, these tiny wrinkles start to appear typically during the mid-twenties. A facial characteristic that develops with age, we often see these when we smile or laugh and other times when we squint our eyes, and occur involuntarily. While it may add an aura of charisma or wisdom for some, that may not always be desirable when the lines become more pronounced and the wrinkling more abundant.
Occurring directly between the eyebrows when you frown. While these lines are a natural result of muscle movement associated with a frowning expression and also an involuntary reaction from sun exposure. As we age, frown lines can become more pronounced and harsher, forming an 11 in the dermis of that facial zone (hence being dubbed “elevens”). Problem is, permanent frown or glabellar lines can create an angry disposition even if we aren’t frowning.
If you scrunch your nose, such as when showing excitement or laughter (maybe even disgust), bunny lines appear at the nose of the nose bridge. Natural bunny lines may vary in pattern or appearance depending on your skin and facial structure – such as a horizontal line across the ridge or multiple lines.
Prevention of Bunny Lines: Relax facial muscles, limit irregular facial movements
Cosmetic Treatment for Bunny Lines: Botox
Beneath the eyes, a line forms from the inner-eyes to outer eye areas or across and down the cheek, tear troughs are a common cosmetic concern when we age. Tear trough can be more dramatic depending on your facial composition, volume loss, wrinkling of the skin, and also become more enhanced if we are tired, dehydrated and under-nourished. Appearing as hollowing along the tear trough groove beneath the eyes, they can make beneath the eyes causing appearance of dark circles, and make us appear unhealthy or under-slept even if we’re not.
Prevention of Tear Troughs: Adequate sleep, skin care regimen, hydrate with water regularly
Cosmetic Treatment for Tear Troughs: Dermal fillers with Hyaluronic acid, such as Restylane, Belotero, Juvederm; AQUAGOLD; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, Mid Face Lift
Occurring directly from the corners of the mouth and downward , somewhat like a parenthesis, these lines occur when we smile or grin. As we age, the ligaments around the mouth and chin area begin to become less tight, and as a result, loose and sagging skin paired with hollowing from volume or fat loss. Marionette lines drooping may make some have a permanent angry or sad disposition.
Prevention of Marionette Lines: Skin care regimen, wear SPF, adequate sleep, avoid smoking
Treatments for Marionette Lines: Dermal fillers with Hyaluronic acid, such as Juvederm, Restylane or Sculptra Aesthetic; Botox; Facelift; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, Facelift (combination)
Nasolabial folds can be quite obvious lines that run from each edge of the nose to the corners of the mouth often appearing with and connecting to marionette lines on both sides of the face. The indentation beneath the cheek creates a separation from the mouth area, along your midface to the lower face. Depending on the facial structure and the buccal fat pad, it may be more noticeable for some.
Prevention of Nasolabial Folds: skin care regimen, wear SPF, nutrient-rich diet, avoid smoking
Cosmetic Treatments for Nasolabial Folds: Dermal fillers with Hyaluronic acid, such as Juvederm, Restylane or Sculptra Aesthetic; Botox; Facelift; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
A horizontal line directly below the lower lip and the chin, a mental crease is a characteristic of aging and changing facial shape as we age. Also, a result of skin laxity, volume loss, bone structure and facial composition, the labiomental crease is actually a combination of several lines and deeper creases from pouting and other lower mouth facial expressions over time. While the chin crease is a lesser addressed beauty concern, dermal filler treatment for mental crease can help smooth the lower third of the face quite well.
Prevention of Mental Crease: Skin care regimen, wear SPF, nutrient-rich diet
Treatments for Mental Crease: Dermal fillers with Hyaluronic acid, such as Juvederm, Restylane or Sculptra Aesthetic; Botox; Facelift; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Slight or dramatic horizontal lines or folds across the neck can occur due to aging and changes in weight. Loosening of the skin around the neck can create a double chin or “turkey neck”. Sagging skin below the chin typically occur due to volume loss and skin laxity from the lower face to the neck. In modern times, neck lines are now being called “tech neck” due to the amount of time spent using hunching our nexks over computers and smartphones.
Prevention of Neck Lines: Exercise of neck muscles, skin care regimen such as overnight skin firming creams, use SPF; Keep neck upright and limit phone and computer usage
Treatment of Neck Lines: Kybella with Ultherapy, Laser Resurfacing, Neck Lift Surgery
The skin below the neck to the upper chest area can form a series of wrinkles due to skin looseness and volume/fat loss. For women, the softer and more delicate skin of the chest area can lose the smoothness. These fine lines and deep wrinkles are a common beauty concern for the bosom area, especially when cleavage wrinkles become more prominent with aging or shrinkage of the breast.
Prevention of Décolleté Wrinkles: Limit sun exposure, wear SPF, proper skincare regimen, exercise
Treatment of Décolleté Wrinkles: Ultherapy, Microneedling with MD Pen, AQUAGOLD mesotherapy, Laser skin resurfacing, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections, Botox