What causes wrinkles?
There are several muscles underneath the skin whose movements determine your facial expressions. But these facial muscles are also responsible for causing wrinkles that first appear as fine lines and then over time develop into deeper, more noticeable wrinkles.
The muscles of the central and upper part of the face are “bad” muscles (shown on the left), as far as wrinkle-causing is concerned. These muscles close up the face, cause wrinkles to appear and can even lead to headaches. Tiredness, stress and anxiety make their impact even more pronounced.
The posterior muscles are the “good” muscles and their movements open up the face and give an active facelift effect (shown on the right).
The ideal treatment to combat wrinkles would modify the anteroposterior muscular balance of the head. With the anterior (front) muscles relaxed, it is the posterior muscles (posterior auricular and occipital muscles) that become dominant. These then pull on the ears and the skin of the forehead, opening up the face, and thereby help with eradicating tension lines and reducing deep wrinkles.