In this a face-dominating world, dimples are a bonus item for face value.
The size, quantity and shape of dimples can be different in different people. However, not all of the indentations in the face is qualified to be called dimple.
The common dimples we mention is the folds or indentations on the sides of the mouth when smiling. So the indentations in the other parts of the face are not dimples.
How does dimple form?
Legend has it that cute and charming dimples appeared because of being kissed on the cheek by an angel. However, from a medical point of view, dimples can actually be regarded as a physical defect of expression muscles.
Physical defect? That’s to say, growing disabled?
Don’t worry. The physical defect here refers to the lack of development to the established level, but imperfect development does not affect normal functions.
The expression muscle is different from other muscles. It is not attached to the bones, but attached to our facial skin. So when we express our joy, anger, and sorrow, our facial expression muscles are also moving.
Dimples are caused by adhesion between the fascia of the expression muscles (laughing muscles) and the subdermal punctate fibrous bands of the skin on the outer corner of the mouth.
When the expression muscles contract, a small depression appears in the skin on the outer corner of the mouth.
In addition, the shortening of expression muscles can also lead to the formation of dimples. In short, dimples appear because of abnormal expression muscles.
These developmental abnormalities are harmless, but they have left us with a beautiful “nest.”
By the way, dimples and double eyelids are both inherited in autosomal dominant form, but because the expression muscles are too rich and have unpredictable mutations, people with dominant genes may not have charming dimples, which is not very good. Predict whether the child has dimples based on the parents’ situation.
Can we create a beautiful dimple?
Yes, you can. But please think carefully.
As the saying goes, Has the condition to want on; Without the condition,creates the condition also to want on.
As early as 1936, a woman named Isabella Gilbert in New York came up with a “dimple machine.” The material of this device is barbed wire.
If you tie it to your face at night, you will get a pair of dents when you wake up. However, according to the assessment of the American Medical Association, this “dimple machine” does not have the function of making dimples.
In today’s highly developed plastic surgery technology, creating a dimple is already a little piece of cake.
Artificial dimples, or dimpleplasty, is a plastic surgery in which doctors adjust expression muscles by imitating the principle of dimple formation.
Of course, even dimpleplasty is an surgery. And there are certain risks. We need to consider whether we must pursue this.
It is generally not recommended for people with scars or for those with obvious inflammation and infection on the cheeks.
If you’re considering dimpleplasty, be sure to go the the hospital and speak to your doctor.
In addition, other methods of forming dimples are unreliable, especially “dimple nails” (a pierced hole will be left after the wound is healed by hitting something similar to ear studs in the position of the dimple).
This method is quite dangerous, and inadequate disinfection can cause wound infections and leave unsightly scars.
Although dimples are considered by most people to add value to their appearance, it is undeniable that dimples can indeed be counted as “physical defect.” When you meet someone with dimples next time, just say: Hey, you have birth defect. The wifi in hospital is very good.
Come and count how many physical defected but attractive dimples there are in your face.