Understanding the different facial expressions signals caused by muscles and facial features at rest can lead to misinterpretation. It’s not pleasant to be perceived as unhappy all the time, but being mistaken for being angry or constantly asked if you’re sleep-deprived can be even worse. So how can we improve these two negative facial expression signals?
Let’s start with the angry expression signal. Even if you’re not really angry, if people perceive you that way, they may not want to talk to you or be wary of you. Anger tightens the muscles and shows up in the frown lines on the forehead, eyes scrunched together, lower eyelids tight, eyes wide open, lips tightly closed, and chin slightly raised. To treat this, you need to relax your facial muscles. The best treatment is to use botulinum toxin to relax the muscles, especially the glabellar and mentalis muscles.
Tired facial expression signals are more obvious and can be spotted at a glance. A tired face looks dull and lifeless, even if you have plenty of energy. Signs of fatigue include drooping eyebrows and eyelids, eye bags, dark circles, and puppet lines. Some of these signs are caused by skin aging, such as muscle relaxation, fat and collagen loss. Therefore, when you look tired, you also look older.
As long as we address these skin issues, we can give people a refreshing feeling. The most obvious feature of a tired face is the problem of dark circles. There are many causes of dark circles. If they are caused by tear trough depression, they can be treated with hyaluronic acid injections. In addition, cheek depression and sagging can be treated with tightening treatments. Tightening treatments can be performed with transparent high-energy radiofrequency, focused ultrasound, or hyaluronic acid injections in specific locations for lifting. Drooping eyebrows and eyelids can also be improved with non-invasive treatments such as radiofrequency, but in severe cases, they can be improved with suspension threads or surgical methods.
Doctors need to identify the negative facial expression signals and improve them to give off a more friendly and approachable vibe, allowing you to radiate a more engaging aura!