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I have noticed these lines on the side of some people's mouths and wonder what it is. Does it develop with age because I see children with it too.Name:  IMG_1582.JPG
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I think they're just wrinkles but I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that they're more defined on people who drink alcohol regularly... really don't know myself to be honest!
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Interesting, anyone else?
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Nasolabial folds. I think. :dontknow:
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I laugh very often but there's not a sign of these folds. I'm guessing genetics has an influence too?
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Makes sense, thanks
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They are called nasolabial folds and develop from age and laughing/smiling a lot! Some people naturally have more defined ones due to genetics, and you can see how they are all different shapes. Some curve in almost a semicircle, whereas others seem to drop down with little shape at all.
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Nasolabial folds. Influenced by factors such as how fat you are, how much bone support you have (e.g. cheekbones), how far forward your jaws are, and the slippage of subcutaneous fat. They will come with age usually, but you can also have them early on if your facial structure or fat distribution makes you prone.

I think pretty much all people will have them when smiling. But some people have them at rest too.
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(Original post by PoetryBlues)
They are called nasolabial folds and develop from age and laughing/smiling a lot! Some people naturally have more defined ones due to genetics, and you can see how they are all different shapes. Some curve in almost a semicircle, whereas others seem to drop down with little shape at all.
I think they drop straight down if your dental palate is narrow or if your jaw's not very projected.
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(Original post by RockyDennis)
I think they drop straight down if your dental palate is narrow or if your jaw's not very projected.
Oh that's interesting - hadn't thought of that before.
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they could be laughter lines... but surely nothing could be that funny ? :dontknow:
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