Why We Get Wrinkles

Facial Expressions

You smile, you laugh, and sometimes you worry or frown. It’s all part of life.  Everyone makes facial exprssions hundreds of time throughout a typical day.  We communicate our feelings by making tiny movements of or facial muscles,  but over time you’ll find that these emotional expressions leave lines and wrinkles that can make you seem tired, stressed, or angry—even when you’re not.

These wrinkles usually form around the eyes, forhead and around your mouth.  It's not ralistic to stop making faceial expressions to prevent wrinkles from forming, especiallty since most often they are involuntary.  

Because faces only have a limited range of motion, expressions require small muscle movements to form the desired message.  The forehead region works the muscles that control the eyebrows so it is common for lines and creases to form in people that communicate with their eyes.  People that smile or laugh a lot will develop lines on either side of their mouth that extend up towards their nose (nasolabial folds). And squinting or expressing anger means that the muscles in the upper cheek and alongside the eyes will create crow’s feet or wrinkle around the eyes. 


All of these lines and wrinkles are normal part of aging,  The more we use our facial ecprssions the more likely it will cause creasing in your skin, like a piece of paper being foldend and unfolder over and over again.  On top of that, as we age we lose elasticity in our skin, causing more wrinkles to form in the areas of the face that we used the most.  And, don't forget good old gravity, causing laxness is some areas as well.

If your expressions do not match how you really feel, there are a number of solutions available to temporarly reverse that problem.  Call Sylvana today at 301-668-0002.  We can help!

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