Do Wrinkles Blur the Perception of Your Outward Emotions?

Posted by administration on October 28, 2014

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A study coming out of Penn State University has found that people have a harder time distinguishing the real emotions of those who have facial wrinkles. In the study, 64 participants were told to show neutral emotions on their faces; those expressions were then examined by other people. The older adults with facial wrinkles were perceived to look angry or sad, even though they were displaying the same type of neutral emotion as the younger participants.

This phenomenon may be due to the fact that certain wrinkles, lines and creases can cause a person to look like they are frowning. Sagging facial skin may also play a role in making people look tired and gloomy, even if they aren’t.

Facial rejuvenation in Denver continues to increase in popularity because people want to put their “best face” forward and look more alert and lively. There are a number of different procedures available to achieve a younger-looking face in Aurora, including:

If you feel like your outward facial appearance is masking how you really feel on the inside, schedule a Cosmetic Consultation to explore the different options that exist. Dr. Serota at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center can help you navigate all of the options and determine which one will help you achieve the results you desire. Call today at 303-367-9000 or visit to schedule an appointment online and take a free online Cosmetic Self-Evaluation. 


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