This is possibly going to be the most random post I have created however it relates to the Minoxidil (and possible Finasteride from what I've heard) effect of collagen synthesis and hence the assumption of accelerated aging/wrinkles.
As you guys know once you're hit with hairloss you suddenly start to notice all the delicate details of your face and notice when anything seems to be going wrong. Well, I have generally had a youthful look and even though I developed two very feint forehead lines at like 18 they've not progressed or anything. However the other day I noticed some seriously fine and engraved laughter lines/marionette lines on my face which I know for a fact have never been this pronounced unless I spent along time pulling a certain face or smiling/laughing alot.
This has caused me to go all paranoid about the Minoxidil since at the same time my eye circles seem to be getting worse and my jaw seems to be getting bloated aswell (I usually have a defined jawline but there seems to be soft fat storing under my chin/jaw for no apparent reason, perhaps water retention?). That being said I have been on Rogaine Foam for a year now (considering dropping it, it helped my hairline at first but my right sides either caught back up with the hair loss or is experiencing a shed which I will give a final 3 months of minoxidil and evaluate whether to drop at the end) and only noticed this now so I don't know if it's just natural aging.
Anyway, really all I want to do is post a picture to you guys of these lines and ask you do you have them and to what degree compared to mine and how old are you? I'm 22 years of age btw. I moisturise quite alot too but I must admit my water intake has been lacklustre recently which is perhaps the cause of the lines AND the underjaw fattening. I know everyone naturally has nasal folds near the nose but mine seem to have extended out of nowhere literally though. Cheers