Unlike a loss of volume or loss of density, wrinkles are easy to spot as they appear as distinct lines or creases on the face. They tend to become visible in certain areas first:
On the forehead you may notice horizontal lines and furrows between the brows. These start as ‘mimic wrinkles’, and are partly caused by facial expressions. They deepen over time.
At the outer corners of the eyes fine lines appear, getting more pronounced as time goes by. These are known as ‘crows feet’ or ‘laughter lines’. Those wrinkles are often first noticed. This is because the thinner skin here is more prone to lining than elsewhere on the face.
From the nose to the mouth deeper wrinkles appear, linking the two areas. These are known as nasolabial folds. The appearance of these wrinkles can be linked to a loss of volume as they are also a sign of sagging skin.
All-over the face, fine lines appear over time. They are not affected by facial expression and are always visible. They first appear as a crepey skin texture which gradually develops into more pronounced wrinkles as we age. A reduction in elasticity and density contributes to their formation. They can appear anywhere on the face but are most noticeable around and just below the eye area.