Facial Expressions Affect Photo Comparability

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Researchers report in a new study that 16 facial expressions and head positions significantly impact malar and jowl volumes, with smiling and frowning having the biggest effects. Facial volume changes from expressions can look like results seen from aesthetic facial rejuvenation procedures.
The authors used three-dimensional facial images of 20 subjects to quantify how 22 facial expressions and head position changes might impact volume in the mid and lower face. Researchers also identified a combination of soft tissue surface landmarks—glabella, bilateral cheilion, pogonion and laryngeal prominence—that plastic surgeons, dermatologists and others can refer to in order to standardize 3D image use.
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