It looks like the appearance of wrinkles do more than just make you look older. In 2012, a study whose results were published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology revealed that the presence of facial lines, creases and wrinkles can also get in the way of how people perceived your emotions.
By and large, the researchers of the study instructed 65 college-aged volunteers to rate the photographs of 3 women who were between 19 and 21 years old and another batch of 3 women who were between 76 and 93 years old. Earlier in the study, the researchers also instructed the women to convey basic facial expressions such as happiness, sadness, anger, and being neutral.
The researchers found out that it was easier for the young volunteers to correctly identify the facial expressions of the 3 women who were between 19 and 21 years old. On the other hand, majority of the volunteers had a hard time judging the emotions of the older women in the photographs.
“In the case of the older expresser, the anger is seen as mixed with other emotions,” Dr. Ursula Hess, a professor of psychology at Humboldt-University in Berlin and the study’s lead author shared. “Clearly it makes a difference whether you think someone is just angry or someone is both angry and sad.”
Cosmetic Procedures That Can Help Reduce Frown Lines
Before you make an appointment for a face lift consultation here at our Edmond facial cosmetic surgery practice, you might want to reconsider your options. Many people assume that a face lift will correct all kinds of facial aging concerns such as the appearance of frown lines. However, a face lift procedure is actually ideal in addressing aging in the middle and lower third of the face such as sunken cheeks and a sagging jawline.
If you wish to reduce the appearance of frown lines that can ultimately make you look upset, sad, or angry to others (when in fact you aren’t), the following cosmetic procedures may be more appropriate:
Brow Lift – A brow lift will benefit men and women with sagging brows and upper eyelids. In this procedure, worry lines and creases will be also significantly reduced.
Upper Eyelid Surgery – Sagging skin and excess fat around the upper eyelids can be improved with an upper eyelid surgery. Apart from its cosmetic purpose, the procedure can also help improve obscured vision resulting from too much puffiness in the upper eyelid area.
Non surgical treatments such as Botox, fillers and laser treatmentscan also be done alone or in conjunction with the aforementioned surgical procedures, depending on the severity of the wrinkles and excess, loose skin in the upper third of the face.
Planning for Your Facial Cosmetic Surgery with Dr. Jones During your initial consultation with Dr. Jones, a through discussion and assessment of your cosmetic goals and aesthetic preferences will take place. Moreover, a physical assessment will follow, particularly in the anatomical structure of your eye and face such as bone structure, skin tone and texture, and muscle dynamics.