by Daniel Laberge
Human grooming

Folds in the skin

Why can't dermatologists see the evidence?
The skin is folded all over.

Lines on hand?

What do you call them?

Lines, wrinkles or folds?

Lines, wrinkles or folds?

Folds on a baby's foot

© Scott Sherrill

What are those grooves in this baby's foot?

They are folds

Folds on the forehead
Folds on the neck

FOLDS ON THE FOREHEAD

FOLDS ON THE NECK

Folds on the wrist
Folds on the elbow

FOLDS ON THE WRIST

FOLDS ON THE ELBOW

Do these look like lines and wrinkles,

or is the skin completely folded over?

Like a pleated or folded fabric

Folded fabric
Folded fabric
Folded fabric
Folded fabric

There is one easy way to find out.

Use your nails.

Grooming folds in the palm of the hand

You can feel that the skin is folded,

and that the pressure you apply

opens up the fold.

Folds are bad for your health

Your system treats folds like injuries

Skin component cutout

Folding the skin affects the performance of all its components.

Permanent folds and body movements

Permanent folds on the wrist

Permanent fold formation

Permanent fold formation

Coats of fresh epidermis cells hold the fold in place and prevent any damage to the skin.

Wrinkles

Coats of epidermis cells hold the fold

The coats of epidermis cells that hold the fold in place are produced slowly over time.

We all have similar folds

Similar folds on everyone

Differences

Fold complexity

Why are the folds so hard to see?

1• The skin's wound healing process paves over them

2• All you see are the seams

Seam seen from outside and inside

Seam on a coat

seen from

outside

Same seam

seen from

inside

3• It's all epidermis

Lines on hand?
Folds on a baby's foot
Skin component cutout
Permanent fold formation