Dynamic vs. Static Wrinkles: Understanding the Difference
By Dr. William Cohen on October 29, 2015
While many people think all wrinkles are the same, the fact of the matter is that there are different kinds of wrinkles out there, and they have different causes and different options for treatment that have to be considered. William C. Cohen, D.O. of Orange County understands this, which is why he offers non-surgical skin care treatments and facial cosmetic surgery for anti-aging wrinkle reduction.
Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles and static wrinkles. Let's look at both of these wrinkle types right now.
About Dynamic Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles are the kinds of wrinkles that appear due to muscle contractions and changes in facial expression. They are otherwise not visible or not too visible when a person's face is at rest.
Common Types of Dynamic Wrinkles
The most common kinds of dynamic wrinkles are the lines of the forehead caused by raised eyebrows and the vertical line or lines between the eyes when you frown or squint.
Treatment Options for Dynamic Wrinkles
Typically, the best treatment option for dynamic wrinkles is BOTOX injections. BOTOX injections will help prevent muscle contractions occurring in the injection site. By doing this, the wrinkles will not appear and patients will look more refreshed and years younger in the process.
The results off BOTOX injections last for several months, and BOTOX therapy can be repeated in order to prolong the anti-aging results.
About Static Wrinkles
Static wrinkles refer to the kinds of wrinkles that are visible no matter what your facial expression is. These wrinkles can be especially problematic since they can make you look much older than you really are or than you feel. They are caused by the natural aging process, which leads to the sagging of skin and the loss of collagen.
Common Types of Static Wrinkles
The most common kinds of static wrinkles are typically located along the sides of the lips and mouth, at the corners of the eyes, and even on the forehead. Small wrinkles may also form around the lips, known as smoker's lines, which can make you look much, much older.
Treatment Options for Static Wrinkles
There are many different treatment options for static wrinkles to consider.
For patients looking for non-surgical treatments, minor lines and wrinkles can be addressed through facials, peels, and skin resurfacing techniques. More serious lines and wrinkles can be addressed through the use of dermal filler injections. These kinds of treatments add volume to the injection site, filling in wrinkles and hollows of the skin.
As for surgical solutions for static wrinkles, there is always facial plastic surgery. This includes the following procedures that can help tighten skin and make those wrinkles disappear:
- Traditional facelift
- Brow lift/forehead lift
- Lower face lift
- Neck lift
- Blepharoplasty/eye lift
The ideal surgical treatment for you and your needs can be discussed in more detail during your visit to the practice.
Learn More About Wrinkle Reduction Treatment
To learn more about treatments for wrinkle reduction and to fight signs of age, contact our facial plastic surgery and cosmetic skin care center today. William C. Cohen, D.O. and his entire team will help you look your best and your youngest.
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