Martin was walking all alone on the road. It was a beautiful, refreshing summer morning. He saw a charming lady walking towards him. She inquired some address and offered a beautiful smile. Ah! Her smile was simply wonderful, thought Martin, losing his heart to her beautiful dimples.
The same thing happens with everyone, when a person with lovely dimples gives a smile. If you ask what makes a beautiful face, the answer is a beautiful, confident smile. Smile is one of the most significant parts of facial expressions. And what makes the smile more attractive? It's nothing but dimples!
It is more commonly seen on the cheek or chin. Dimpled cheeks are considered very attractive in many cultures. You must be wondering what causes facial dimples?
Dimple is a dominant trait that is genetically inherited. Anatomically, dimples are caused by the variation in facial muscle structure (zygomaticus major). Most people with dimples have dimples on both the cheeks. A single dimple on one side of the face is rarely seen.
The reason that some people have facial dimples is because they have shortened muscles. These muscles pull the skin when someone smiles, creating a classic dimple. In most cases, dimples are not visible until someone smiles. The changes in the face due to a smile bring out the dimple. With aging, dimples may disappear, as facial muscles slowly stretch out.
A chin dimple results possibly from incomplete fusion between the right and left halves of the lower jaw during embryonic development.