I like to divide the face into upper and lower halves when discussing facial wrinkles. There are, typically, the ‘usual suspects’ that populate these areas.
In the upper face, the corrugator muscles between the brows (‘the elevens’) and the frontalis muscles in the forehead are very active. Alongside this, the peri-orbital muscles lend creases to the outer aspect of the eye.
The lower face tends to have a lot more fine lines but there are also much deeper ones. The most common is the ‘nose to mouth’ lines, known as the nasolabial lines. Alongside this, marionette creases running from the mouth to the chin. They are usually fairly obvious and vary in depth.
Dynamic and Static facial wrinkles
Generally speaking, there are two types of facial wrinkles; dynamic and static. Dynamic are movement-related and static are persistent at rest. Whilst dynamic wrinkles are mainly treated with injections, causing a temporary reduction in muscle movement (Botox), static wrinkles are best treated with fillers which plump and lift out the creases.