Individuals differ but generally facial wrinkles and folds are formed over the years in the areas shown.
The names given to the wrinkles and folds in each area are labelled.
The vast majority of undesirable consequences of skin ageing occur in individuals who are repetitively exposed to the UV rays of the sun, notably farmers, fishermen, construction workers, lifeguards, outdoor enthusiasts, and sun-worshippers. People who live in areas where the earth's protective ozone layer is thinning, may be more likely to have sun-damaged skin. Ethnicity also influences a person's susceptibility to skin ageing. Individuals with fair complexions, and those who have blue, green, or grey eyes, and red or blond hair, are more susceptible to photoageing than those with darker skin. Nonetheless, premature ageing from sunlight can affect all ethnic groups and everybody needs to be aware of the importance of good sun protection, as a fundamental part of anti-ageing skin care. Cigarette smokers are more prone to skin wrinkles and skin cancers. According to one study, heavy smokers are almost five times as likely to have wrinkled facial skin than non-smokers. In fact, heavy smokers in their 40s often have facial wrinkles more like those of nonsmokers in their 60s. A study of 25 sets of twins found smokers to have thinner skin than non-smokers, in some cases by as much as 40%.
If you are interested in treatments to reduce your wrinkles, you may want to find a medical professional with experience in wrinkle treatments, including injectables and chemical peels, and someone familiar with Cosmetic Rejuvenation Techniques. To make the selection process easier, consider using our Clinic Finder. Clinics listed here have medical professionals who focus on wrinkle treatment and facial aesthetics, with a detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and the ageing process that causes wrinkles. They are currently practising Cosmetic Rejuvenation Techniques and may be able to answer any queries.