There are many types of wrinkles that affect the face. Some are dynamic in nature, meaning that the wrinkles form in response to years of repetitive muscle use to make facial expressions. Other wrinkles develop as a result of collagen loss.
Knowing which types of wrinkles affect the face and the best way to treat them can be difficult for the average patient. At Full Spectrum Dermatology, Dr. William Baugh can examine your face and discuss your concerns with you. He can diagnose the types of facial wrinkles on the face, and then recommend the appropriate course of treatment at our Fullerton, CA practice.
Treatment options include BOTOX® Cosmetic; dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Perlane®; and laser skin resurfacing.
Working from the top of the face and down, we will start with the horizontal forehead lines that appear with age. At first, one line may appear. With time, two, three, or more lines may develop. These creases tend to deepen when making facial expressions, but at a certain point, they are present even when the face is still.
BOTOX® injections are typically the best non-invasive treatment options for forehead lines.
The elevens are the small, vertical lines that develop between the brows. For most patients, two vertical lines, called the eleven, appears. In other cases, a single line will show.
The best treatment for this dynamic type of wrinkle is BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Crow’s feet are the fine lines that show up on the outer corners of the eyes. These lines are a bit more difficult to treat. We may be able to perform laser skin resurfacing or administer BOTOX® injections to treat crow’s feet.
The nasolabial folds are the vertical creases the run down the sides of the face from the nose to the mouth. These wrinkles are extremely common, and patients have some treatment options to choose from.
Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Perlane® can add volume to areas that have been affected by collagen loss. These products are an excellent treatment for static wrinkles such as nasolabial folds.
Vertical Lip Lines
The fine, vertical lines that extend out from the upper lip can be more difficult to treat. These wrinkles are often called smoker’s lines because they appear earlier and are more prominent in smokers.
Adding a small amount of soft tissue injections to the lips can minimize the appearance of vertical lip lines. At the same time, they do plump up the lips.
Like nasolabial folds, marionette lines are vertical, static wrinkles that run down the sides of the face. However, these creases extend from the sides of the mouth to the chin.
Marionette lines can be treated with soft tissue fillers such as JUVÉDERM™ Injectable Gel, Radiesse®, Restylane®, and Perlane.
In addition, laser skin resurfacing can brighten the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles throughout the face. To find out if laser skin resurfacing or injectable treatment is right for you, contact Full Spectrum Dermatology today.