Not all wrinkles are alike. And while it may be hard to believe, not all wrinkles are bad. They help to highlight your facial features and give you unique characteristics. Without wrinkles, your face would be void of personality and expressiveness. Your face is unique to you, no one has one just like it, and the lines and curves of your face help to tell a story. However, we do understand that wrinkles can detract from your beauty and make you appear older than you actually are.
Our doctors are equipped to provide BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers designed to strategically target the wrinkles and fine lines known for causing premature signs of aging. As experts in the field of dermatology, we can distinguish the differences between static vs. dynamic wrinkles at our Fullerton, CA, practice to help devise the most effective treatment plan suitable to your needs.
The Differences Between Static & Dynamic Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles appear when expressing emotions, such as fear, worry, joy, sadness, or surprise. You will notice them when you smile, laugh, frown, cry, or during moments of deep concentration. Dynamic wrinkles fade as quickly as they appear. Once the emotion passes and your face goes blank, you will no longer see them. Common dynamic wrinkles include:
- Frown Lines (between the eyebrows)
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s Feet
- Smile lines
Static wrinkles, however, remain on the face even after our facial muscles relax and tend to deepen with age. They are typically a source of frustration and can make someone in their 20s and 30s look older than their age. Examples of static wrinkles include lines at the corners of the mouth, across the cheeks, and along the neck.
As you age, collagen production declines and causes the skin to lose elasticity. As a result, dynamic wrinkles, such as smile lines around the nose and mouth will eventually become static wrinkles. Fine lines and wrinkles can be further emphasized by genetics, smoking, and a poor diet.
Treatments for Dynamic Wrinkles
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used for relaxing and smoothing dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements. This muscle-relaxing injectable targets tissues below the skin’s surface and is most frequently used for treating lines around the eyes, lips, and on the forehead. Once injected, it temporarily paralyzes the source of the movement. Treatments can be administered every three to four months to help you maintain results.
Treatment for Static Wrinkles
Injectable dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM™ and Radiesse® are used for addressing static wrinkles around the mouth, lip lines, and other lines on the lower half of the face. Depending on the dermal filler chosen, it can also help hydrate your face and stimulate natural collagen production to promote a healthier-looking and smoother complexion. Dermal fillers can also be used to enhance thin lips or fill in cheeks to enhance the natural contours of your face. Results can last up to 12 months and take years off of your appearance.
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If you are looking for a way to address fine lines and wrinkles without undergoing cosmetic surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to learn more about dermal fillers.