Facial appearance changes with age are inevitable. With age, features that were previously round may sink because fat loses volume, clumps up, and shifts downward. Skin gets loose and sags. There are wrinkles which are the result of facial muscles contracting and pulling the skin fold and are also because of the way fat decreases and moves around. Finer wrinkles are due to sun damage, smoking, and natural degeneration of elements of the skin.
Muscles on the face contracting causes wrinkles on the face.
Which muscles on the face cause wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes?
The frontalis muscle is the muscle on the forehead. This muscle lifts eyebrows and wrinkles the forehead. If this muscle is constant contracted, you get wrinkles on the forehead.
The temporal muscle is the muscle at the temples on both sides of your head. This muscle lifts the jaw and retracts the jaw.
The orbicularis oculi muscle is the muscle surrounding the eye. It causes the eye to close or blink. It draws the skin of the forehead, temple, and cheek toward the medial angle of the orbit, and the eyelids are firmly closed. If the muscle contracts constantly, it causes the appearance of folds or crow's feet that radiate out from the outer corner of the eye.
The corrugator supercilii which means wrinkler of the eyebrows in Latin, is a small, narrow, pyramidal muscle at the medial end of the eyebrow. It draws the eyebrows downward and medially, producing the vertical wrinkles of the forehead.
The procerus muscle is the pyramid-shaped muscle running from the lower part of the nasal bone to the middle area in the forehead between the eyebrows. It pulls the skin between the eyebrows down and is associated with transverse lines over bridge of the nose.
Muscles are on the cheeks
These three muscles including the levator labii superioris alaque nasi muscle, the levator labii superioris and the zygomaticus minor working togetherform the nasolabial furrow from the side of the nose to the upper lip.
The zygomaticus major is larger than the minor, but it also lies in the cheek area and extends down to the mouth. It raises the corners of the mouth in smiling.
Muscles around the mouth
The orbicularis oris muscles are muscles surrounding the mouth. They wrinkle the lips.
The risorius muscle draws the angle of the mouth outward and produces smile.
The depressor anguli oris is a muscle that goes from the mandible to angles of the mouth. It depresses the angle the angle of the mouth associated with frowning.
The depressor labii inferioris muscle is a muscle below the lips and it draws the lower lip down.
The mentalis muscle elevates and protrudes the lower lip and wrinkles the skin of the chin.
The masseter muscle is a thick muscle in the cheek. It is for chewing and for closing the jaws.
Facial acupuncture helps to relax these facial muscles to reduce the wrinkles; it also helps with damaged skin repairing by improving skin circulation and stimulating collagen regeneration.
Facial acupuncture or cosmetic acupuncture, referred to as an acupuncture facelift or facial rejuvenation. It is an alternative way fro botox injection and surgical face lifts to reverse signs of aging in the face. Facial acupuncture helps reduce wrinkles, diminish fine lines, relax facial muscles and reduce stress to lift face and make your face looking more youthful.
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