Posted on October 7, 2022

Your Go-to Guide for Wrinkle Types and How to Treat Them

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While one wrinkle might look like the next when you look in the mirror, there are actually several types of wrinkles — and that matters when choosing the best wrinkle treatment. Take a look at three common wrinkle types and how to treat them.

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Dynamic Wrinkles 

Dynamic wrinkles or expression lines happen only when your face is moving. For example, laugh lines that temporarily form around your lips when you are smiling or laughing but then go away when your face is at rest are dynamic wrinkles.

Over time, however, dynamic wrinkles can become permanent. Injectable neurotoxins like BOTOX®, Dysport® and JEUVEAU® temporarily relax the muscle contractions that cause dynamic wrinkles, not only giving you a smoother complexion today but also helping to prevent permanent lines and wrinkles in the future.

Static Wrinkles 

Static wrinkles are lines and wrinkles that remain on your face at all times, whether you are making an expression or not. As mentioned above, dynamic wrinkles can become static wrinkles over time.

Injectable fillers can smooth away static wrinkles around your mouth, nose and cheeks by plumping your skin from the inside out, creating a smoother, more even skin texture.

BOTOX and fillers can be combined to treat dynamic and static wrinkles at the same time.

Wrinkle Folds

Wrinkle folds or creases happen over time thanks to the natural aging process and gravity. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, making our skin susceptible to the effects of gravitational pulls on our skin. This can lead to folds of skin or deep creases.

Fillers, topical retinoids and laser skin rejuvenation are among the best cosmetic treatments for wrinkle folds and creases. In more advanced cases, however, facial plastic surgery may be necessary.

Ready to take the next step toward getting a younger-looking complexion? Call our Concord office today at 925-685-4533 or contact us online to schedule your consultation today.

Your Go-to Guide for Wrinkle Types and How to Treat Them
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Your Go-to Guide for Wrinkle Types and How to Treat Them
The best injectable wrinkle treatment depends on what type of wrinkles you have. Concord board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Mariotti explains.
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