Which Type Of Wrinkle Is This?
When we look in the mirror and see wrinkles, does it really matter Which Wrinkles Are Which? The answer is a definitive “yes” if you want to get rid of them.
The human face is amazing. It’s capable of making more than 10,000 unique expressions displaying every imaginable emotion from delight and sadness to vulnerability and determination. And with most expressions, the face contorts and little lines form, expressing to the world your emotions. As we age, many of those expression lines remain long after the emotion is gone.
As the mayoclinic.com explains, each time you use a facial muscle, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin. As skin ages, it loses its flexibility and is no longer able to spring back in place. These grooves then become permanent features on your face.
To reduce the appearance of some expression lines (such as crow’s feet and frown lines) dermatologists speaking with oprah.com recommend Botox injections to block the nerve impulses that cause muscle activity – and expression lines. “I recommend Botox when the wrinkle lasts longer than the expression, but before it becomes permanent. Typically, that translates to the 30’s but depends on individual skin quality,” says Goesel Anson, MD, FACS in When Should I Start Using Botox® And Fillers?
Smiles Lines (nasolabial folds) and Marionette Lines
Smile lines, the crevices from the corners of your nose down to your mouth, and marionette lines, from corner of mouth to jaw line, are typical signs of aging.
Over time, they will appear on most people as the bone structure, collagen and fatty deposits in the lower part of the face diminish, causing the skin around the mouth to sag, which in turn, causes these folds to form. These wrinkles can appear in your 20s says newbeauty.com, but usually do not become deep until your 40s or 50s.
Most doctors say they turn to hyaluronic acid fillers, like Juvederm or Restylane, to plump up the crevices according to more.com, and fat injections and facelift can bring excellent results. Whether or not you opt for fillers or surgery, these makeup tips can help you de-emphasize smile lines and marionette folds.
Sleep wrinkles on the other hand, are not caused by muscle movement and cannot be improved with Botox says Richard G. Glogau, M.D., one of the world’s foremost authorities on facial aging during an interview with abcnews.go.com. And, if you try to fill sleep wrinkles with fillers, they will come back or develop in adjacent areas.
According to Fighting Sleep Wrinkles in americanspa.com, sleep wrinkles are caused when the face is distorted against a pillow or bed surface. Compression and shear forces act on the surface of the skin when in contact with a pillow during sleep. These wrinkles worsen over time due to repetition, along with thinning skin and increased laxity, as we age. What’s more, as Dr Vince Bertucci explains, sleeping on your face also makes your expression lines (including smile and marionette lines) worse.
The good news is the fix for sleep wrinkles is much easier than trying to avoid or reduce expression wrinkles. They can be avoided by staying off your face while you sleep! Back sleeping is optimal for avoiding and diminishing sleep wrinkles.
But what if you’ve never slept on your back or find it difficult to do so? That’s where JuveRest® The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow comes into play. Check out what lifelong stomach-sleeper Evelyn Lugo, aka evcurlgurl.com, says about the ease of becoming a back-sleeper using a JuveRest pillow. Her story may sound familiar, including her use of 10 standard pillows in an attempt to encourage back sleeping, but always ending up on her stomach. Without giving away too much of her tale, after using the JuveRest pillow for only three weeks, Evelyn was comfortably sleeping on her back and began noticing improvements to her skin. She’s also benefitting from better posture and less neck soreness. Evelyn said the pillow took a little getting used to, but once she adjusted, she, like the thousands who’ve turned to JuveRest, will never sleep without it again.