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Names of wrinkles on face or Face lines names

Wrinkles are the most important sign of aging. You will have to get rid of them if you want to look younger. A wrinkle can be described as a permanent or temporary fold in the surface of the skin.

The ones on the face are the ones that will reveal your age the most. As you age your facial skin will develop not one but many wrinkles at different parts of your face.

Now women are more conscious of their looks and so are more worried about wrinkles then men.

Names of wrinkles

wrinkle names


You can classify wrinkles in static and dynamic

Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that are dynamic in nature. In simple words they will be visible when you mimic parts of your skin. They can be visible at an early age. They are not something to worry about. Examples are frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. Though you will get permanent wrinkles on your eyes and forehead as you age.

Static wrinkles are wrinkles that will visible in the skin even when there is no movement in the person’s facial expression. Static wrinkles are caused due to aging. As we age the production of the proteins collagen and elastin decreases. This two make the skin firm. Hence the older the person is the more static wrinkles will be visible on their skin.

Some well-known examples of static wrinkles are eye wrinkles and marionette line. Though as mentioned above you will get static wrinkles on your forehead as you age. 

What are the reasons for wrinkle formation?

One of the main reasons behind wrinkle formation is your genes. This is the reason why some people don’t seem to age. Our skin type is determined by our genes. The light skin which is not easy to tan is more prone to wrinkles.

Smoking is another reason for premature aging. Smoking generates free radicals which destroy the collagen in the skin. This is the reason why you will see smokers develop wrinkles faster than non-smokers.

In addition to all this the suns UV rays are most important skin degrading factor. Like smoking the UV rays of the sun create free radicals in the skin. This damages the collagen in the skin making the skin prone to wrinkles.

Facial lines names

As mentioned above there are two types of wrinkles. Namely static and dynamic. But wrinkles can also be divided depending upon the place of formation. Listed below are eight types of wrinkles.

Forehead wrinkles

Forehead wrinkles are mostly dynamic in nature. But as we age we can also get static wrinkles. This happens due to the influence of natural skin aging of the epidermis. They bring a severe and stressed look on the face.

These type of wrinkles are the first to appear on the face. The onset of these wrinkles as fine lines can begin in your mid-twenties.  These are expression wrinkles that appear each time we use the frontal muscle, whose role is to pull the eyebrows and the skin upwards. 

Frown lines

We have the frequent habit of frowning. Not only is it bad to do so it can also give rise to wrinkles. When the eyebrows are drawn together vertical creases are formed between the eyebrows. We frown when we are irritated.

When we frown on a regular basis a permanent frown line can develop which will lead to an aggressive facial expression. It appears singly as a sharp deep line, but often also as two parallel furrows. 

Brow droop

This is caused naturally due to aging. This happens due to saggy skin which is due to the drop in collagen production. As a result excess tissue pushes downwards on the eyelids. They can treated with cosmetic treatments

Laugh lines / crow's feet

These are the wrinkles that are formed at the outer corners of the eyes. They are formed with age. These are mimic wrinkles that are caused by the movement of the facial muscles (e.g. when we laugh). In beginning they appear as slight lines which disappear with a serious expression. If they persist they are called crow’s feet. They are named crow’s feet dues to the radiating look of the eye creases which look like crow’s feet.

Tear trough

Tear trough is deep creases that is formed between the lower eyelid and cheeks. This can result in a tired appearance because of the shadow that is cast. They can be treated with tear trough fillers.

Nose Wrinkles / Bunny Lines

These are vertical wrinkles that are formed at the bridge of the nose. They are formed when we smile laugh or squint. Also pulling up the nose for an angry aggressive expression will give rise to the wrinkle. If you have dry skin then you will be prone to have nasal wrinkles.

Nasolabial folds

These wrinkles are folds that start from the nose and goes to the corner of the mouth. The nasolabial fold will become more pronounced with age. This wrinkle formation will give your face a tired, marked appearance.

These folds occur due to aging. As we grow old our skin starts to become saggy. There is a loss of volume in the skin which results in lack of support to the cheek bones. Another factor for the appearance of nasolabial folds is weight loss.

Vertical Lip Lines

These are vertical wrinkles that are formed around the mouth. Lip wrinkles are also called smoker’s wrinkles as they are favoured by the position of the mouth when smoking. They occur due to genes also. Some people are more prone to wrinkling around the mouth. They will show only when you are at an advanced age

Marionette folds

Marionette lines are also called puppet lines. They appear at the corner of the lips and descend towards both the sides of the chin. They create the effect of sadness on a person’s face. There are three reasons why they are formed which are suns UV rays, genetics and aging.

Pronounced puppet lines are one of the first signs of aging and can sometimes appear very early. With age, the collagen in the skin decreases, which over time causes the furrow to lengthen and deepen. 

Mental creases

This is a horizontal line that is formed below your lower lip and above your chin. Mental creases begin to look more prominent with age. They can be treated with anti-wrinkle injections.

Neck wrinkles

Neck wrinkles occur due to gravity and decreasing elasticity of the skin. They usually only become a problem in old age, when the skin under the chin becomes very flabby and no longer seems connected to the underlying structure. They are common in both men and women, though women can cover them permanently with a scarf.

How to prevent face wrinkles?

Though we now know the different wrinkles that can appear on the face it is time to prevent them. Below are a few ways by which you can prevent face wrinkles.

Protect yourself from the sun

As mentioned above the sun’s UV radiation gives rise to free radicals which damage the collagen in your skin. Therefore it’s important to protect your skin from the sun.

One of the ways to protect your skin is to use a sunscreen on your face when you move out in the sun. Avoid moving out in the sun between 12 in the afternoon and 3 pm. Protect yourself with a hat and wear full sleeves.

Foods to eat and foods to avoid

Another important aspect is food. A healthy and balanced diet will help your body work better in general, and, therefore, will also favor your skin.

Foods high in anti-oxidants will neutralize free radicals which damage the collagen in your skin. The foods that we must avoid are sugars and sweeteners, Fried and refined oils, Red meat and sausages.

Foods which are high in anti-oxidants and have other qualities which promote skin health are

First cold-pressed vegetable oils: olive, coconut, flax, wheat germ, sesame.

Fruits and vegetables, raw (salads and juices) and cooked

Integral cereal


Nuts and seeds

Good quality meat, fish and eggs

How to treat face wrinkles?

There are four main ways to treat wrinkles. The first is by using a retinol based anti-aging cream. Retinol peels of your skin which gives rise to new younger skin. It also helps get rid of the effects of the suns UV rays.

The second is by using dermal fillers. These fillers consist of hyaluronic acid which is injected at the site where wrinkles are present. As a result your skin plumps up.

The third is to use botox injections which relaxes the muscles on your face.

Laser treatment is the fourth one. In this treatment laser removes the skin layer by layer. This helps in promoting growth of new skin.

FAQs about face wrinkle names

There are many questions our readers ask us about the names of different wrinkles. We have answered these questions for you.

What are face wrinkles names?

As mentioned above there are around 11 different types of wrinkles that you get on your face and neck. They are forehead wrinkles, frown lines, brow droop, crow’s feet, tear trough, bunny lines, nasolabial lines, vertical lip lines, marionette lines, mental creases and neck lines.

What are forehead wrinkles called?

Forehead wrinkles called forehead wrinkles and nothing else.

What are the lines around your mouth called?

Lines that are formed above your upper lip and below your nose are called upper lip wrinkles. The once that start from your nose and end at your lips are called nasolabial folds. The once that start at your lips and go to your chin are called marionette lines. Finally the creases below you lower lips are called mental creases.

Are wrinkles normal at 20?

No wrinkles are not normal at 20. If you have wrinkles at this then it is called premature skin aging. You need to use a sunscreen to stop this. Also you need to quit smoking.

Can wrinkles be temporary?

Yes as mentioned above dynamic wrinkles are temporary.

Do wrinkles appear suddenly?

Wrinkles can appear over a period of few weeks if you are exposed to severe intensity UV rays. For example if you are out in the sun during the afternoon without any protection.

What are wrinkles between eyebrows called?

Wrinkles between the eyebrows are called frown lines.

In conclusion

There are different type of wrinkles on the face. They occur due to aging, genetics and exposure to sun. There are steps that can be taken to prevent them or delay their onset.


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