We all know what wrinkles are. Unfortunately, they’re simply a part of life. However, you may not be aware that there are different types of wrinkles. Two primary categories are dynamic and static. Some cosmetic treatments and procedures will be better suited to a particular kind of wrinkle, so it’s important to understand the problem you are facing before considering the best type of treatment to fit your needs.
What are Dynamic Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles are those formed by facial movements, such as squinting, smiling and furrowing of the brow. Specific examples include the crow’s feet often seen in athletes caused by years of squinting at the sun or the lines that form around the mouth from smoking cigarettes. These types of repetitive movements cause the skin in that area to stretch. When we’re young, the collagen and elastin in our skin allow it to return easily to its original state. Over time, the skin becomes less able to bounce back.
What are Static Wrinkles?
Static wrinkles are those that form once the skin begins to lose elasticity with age and succumbs to the force of gravity. These are the inevitable lines that nearly everyone gets. Thus, they are formed regardless of your muscle actions, though taking good care of your skin is always recommended. Laugh lines, marionette lines and the nasolabial folds are types of static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles can become static ones.
Treatment for Dynamic Wrinkles
These are most often not as entrenched as static ones, so they may not require such intensive treatments. BOTOX® and Dysport® treat dynamic lines by temporarily freezing the muscle beneath, allowing the wrinkle to relax.
Treatment for Static Wrinkles
These lines can be tough to treat due to the fact that they have formed over long periods of time and are often deeper. However, there are a number of procedures that can help to lessen their appearance. Injectable dermal fillers are good options. These fillers help to plump the skin, replacing the volume that was lost over time.
Learn More About Your Treatment Options
As you can see, different types of facial lines exist that require a different approach to treatment. We highly encourage you to talk to Dr. Mimi Lee and her team of experts to discover the best method for you. Her office is conveniently located in Little Rock, Arkansas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more about your treatment options.