It is enough to pout a little to notice it: we all have species of small dimples which are formed x.
Finding the phenomenon unattractive, a user took to his TikTok account to question this phenomenon. And the magic of the internet has worked, as a popular science scholar by the name of Hank Green provided a detailed explanation of this anatomical peculiarity that we all share.
“You have just correctly identified a weird muscle, congratulations!”Exclaimed the popularizer in response to the initial video. The communicator then explains that if most of the muscles in our body connect the bones to each other, we also have muscles attached differently, especially in the face.
Here in this case, it is the chin muscle, or musculus mentalis from its Latin name. This muscle is attached between the bone of the mandible and the skin of the chin, and in particular allows the rise and hem of the lower lip. And the contraction of this conical shaped muscle leads to these small unsightly points on the chin, since by contracting the muscle, we pull the skin at the attachment points. Nothing abnormal then. “We are all made of meat”, Likes to recall Hank Green in conclusion, after showing anatomical images of the chin.