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What are dimples?

What are dimples?

God's smiles!: They are a complex way that muscle and connective tissue in you body come together and when stressed in certain ways, like smiling, causes the underlying tissue, skin, fat and other structures to form the "dimple". Hope this helps! better to have a dimple than a pimple! ...Read more

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Can you get dimples by smiling?

Can you get dimples by smiling?

Not really: You can get smile or laugh lines but not dimples which are genetic loss of muscles. ...Read more

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Will novacaine make my dimples go away?

Will novacaine make my dimples go away?

No : Lidocaine is a local anesthetic used to "numb" an area of the body prior to a procedure. The drug is relatively short acting. ...Read more

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I have dimples in my shoulders, is this bad?

I have dimples in my shoulders, is this bad?

There are some norm-: Al dimples around the shoulder. Get yourself seen, if there are associated symptoms like pain, swelling, loss of some motion (compare to the opposite side), etc.. Generally there are dimples where the deep fascia, under the skin, attaches to the underlying bone. So its probably normal, if no associated symptoms are present. ...Read more

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Are dimples on my face from injuries permanent?

Are dimples on my face from injuries permanent?

Not sure: It depends what they are from. Some people develop small adhesions connecting the skin to the underlying tissue. These can be divided through a small opening in the skin to release the scar. To prevent the skin from scarring back down, some fat grafting can be done with pretty good success. If you are talking more about small pits, then dermabrasion may help. ...Read more

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Does everyone have dimples on their lower back?

Does everyone have dimples on their lower back?

No: Most people do not. The "dimples of venus" seen on some slim people overlie the sacroiliac joints. Why they are visible in some people and not others remains a mystery of medicine, just like why some people have chin clefts and others do not. ...Read more