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Facial Markings

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Furrow/Sulcus/Wrinkle
A crevice in the skin accompanied by adjacent elevations.
Mandibular Sulcus
The furrow beneath of jawline which rises vertically on the cheek.
Groove
An elongated depression in a relatively level plane or surface.
Angulus Oris Eminence
The small, convex prominence, lateral to the end of the line of lip closure of the mouth.
Angulus Oris Sulcus
The groove at each end of the line of closure of the mouth.
Nasolabial Fold
The eminence of the cheek and adjacent to the mouth; extending from the superior part of the posterior margin of the wing of the nose to the side of the mouth.
Nasal Sulcus
The angular area between the posterior margin of the wing of the nose and the nasolabial fold.
Nasolabial Sulcus
The furrow originating at the superior border of the wing of the nose and extending to the side of the mouth.
Naso-Orbital Fossa
Depression superior to the medial portion of the superior palpebrae.
Dimples
Shallow depressions located on the cheek or chin; rounded or vertical.
Incisive Fossa
The area between the mental eminence and the inferior incisor teeth.
Natural Facial Markings
Those that are present from birth; hereditary.
Submental Sulcus
The junction of the base of the chin and the submandibular area, which may appear as a furrow.
Sunken
Situated as a depression; concave.
Oblique Palpebral Sulcus
The shallow, curving groove below the medial corner of the eyelids.
Inferior Palpebral Sulcus
The furrow of the inferior border of the inferior eyelid.
Optic Facial Sulci
Crow's feet; the furrows radiating from the lateral corner of the eye.
Buccal Depressions
The shallow concavities of the cheeks, natural on some persons which extend obliquely downward from below either the medial or lateral margins of the cheekbones.
Interciliary Sulci
The vertical or transverse furrows between the eyebrows.
Superior Palpebral Sulcus
The furrow of the superior border of the upper eyelid.
Superior Palpebral Sulcus
The furrow of the superior border of the upper eyelid.
Bucco-Facial Sulcus
The vertical furrow of the cheek.
Orbital Pouch
Bags under the eyes; the fullness between the inferior palpebrae and the oblique palpebrae sulcus.
Facial Markings
The "character" line, wrinkles, grooves, cords, and dimples of the face and neck.
Philtrum
The vertical groove located medially on the superior lip.
Labial Sulci
The vertical furrows of the lip extending from within the mucous membranes into the integumentary lips.
Fold
An elongated prominence adjoining a surface.
Labiomental Sulcus
The junction of the inferior lip and the chin, which may appear as a furrow.
Platysmal Sulci
The transverse, dipping furrow of the neck.
Linear Sulci
Eyelid furrows which are short and broken, which run horizontally on the palpebrae themselves and may fan from both the medial and lateral corners of the eyes.
Fossa
A depression; concave recess.
Zygomatic Arch Depression
One of the lesser concavities of the face located on the lateral portion of the cheek inferior to the zygomatic arch.