Wrinkle types

Wrinkles are distinguished by...

In the place of education

  • Mimic wrinkles (static wrinkles) are formed with age and widely formed on the cheeks, around the eyes and upper chest.
  • Mentolabial wrinkles extend from the corners of the mouth to the chin, giving us a sad expression of a face ("the wrinkles of sorrow", "wrinkles of puppet")
  • Nasolabial folds are extending from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth. They are formed in people with active facial expressions when, while aging, cheeks begin to fall. Pronounced nazolabial wrinkles give a scowl appearance to the face.
  • Perioral wrinkles are wrinkles between the nose and upper lip. They are formed due to the fact that this area of the face is exposed to high load of lips mimic
  • "Crow's feet" (periorbital) wrinkles "rays" at the outer corners of the eyes. They are formed due to the stress of the eye muscles, such as a smile. Since the skin around the eyes is very thin, the periorbital wrinkles often the first visible wrinkles are formed. While small straight lines, that occur with a smile, looking cute and even nice, "crow's feet" “(the deeper the line) can give a person tired or negative view.
  • Wrinkles on the forehead (disturbance wrinkles) and the transverse horizontal lines on the forehead, arising from such facial expressions as anger, excitement and concentration. Horizontal wrinkles on the forehead over the years become more and more visible.
  • Glabellar wrinkles ("Wrinkles of anger") - vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows. They are formed due to repeated sliding the eyebrows at the manifestation of anger, anxiety, with a strong concentration. "Wrinkles of anger" make the face more serious and rigorous.
  • Wrinkles on the neck and décolleté skin on the neck and décolleté loses elasticity and firmness while aging. This leads to the formation of wrinkles in increasing numbers.
Place of origin

According to the depth

According to the depth
  • Superficial (epidermal) - appear in the top layer of skin. They look like a mesh, so this type of wrinkles called "fine lines". It is usually the cause of heredity, excessive consumption of alcohol, smoking or frequent sun exposure.
  • Moderately deep (dermal) wrinkles. The most common type of wrinkles occurs in people who have a combination skin type.
  • Deep wrinkles - appear in the form of the deep furrows. They appear most often between nose and lips (nasolabial) and between the eyebrows. Their creation takes all human life.

According to the mechanism of forming

  • Mimic - related to the steady and excessive activity of the muscles on the face and neck.
  • Wrinkles caused by changes in soft tissues tonus together with gravity impact.

According to cause of appearance

  • Static wrinkles. – This type of wrinkle arises from the processes that take place in the skin. It's natural aging of the negative impact of environmental factors.
  • Dynamic (mimic) wrinkles. They form due to excessive mimic activities, for example broad smile. The most common places of appearance – eyes corners (fan-shaped wrinkles, "crows feet"). Other places are the corners of the mouth, between the eyebrows and on the forehead.