Wrinkles are one of the most obvious signs of ageing, but what you might not know is that not all wrinkles are the same. If you have been unsuccessful in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, it may be because you are unaware of what type of fine lines you have. That’s why in researching how to minimise the appearance of your fine lines, you first need to identify what type of wrinkles they are – static wrinkles or dynamic wrinkles?
The first type of wrinkles, static wrinkles, are present even when we are not forming a specific facial expression such as smiling or frowning. Their presence is due to a fall in the levels of collagen and hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally as a part of the ageing process.
On the other hand, dynamic wrinkles are only present when our facial muscles form expressions. They will be noticeable when we smile, laugh, cry, frown or quint. Typical dynamic wrinkles can form around the eyes when smiling or squinting (‘crow’s feet’) and cause vertical lines between the eyebrows when frowning or crying (‘frown lines’). They can also be obvious in smokers as the facial muscles are contracting when one takes a drag of a cigarette. Over time, dynamic wrinkles can form a permanent fixture on our faces.
For many people, there is a longing to treat dynamic wrinkles to prevent them from setting and transforming into permanent static wrinkles. For many others, the presence of dynamic wrinkles can dent their confidence and make them feel self-conscious about their appearance. So having said this, how are these kinds of wrinkles treated?
Your initial reaction to the treatment of dynamic wrinkles may be to search for topical creams, serums and lotions on the market. However, while some products can boost levels of lost collagen, few will prove powerful enough to significantly minimise or eliminate the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Only in severe cases will the appearance of dynamic wrinkles warrant chemical abrasion or laser treatment. More often than not, the most simple and effective treatment for dynamic wrinkles is dermal fillers. The use of dermal fillers don’t have to result in an unnatural appearance. Subtlety is key and with the right dermal filler clinic, you can restore a natural, youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can quickly reduce and eliminate the appearance of dynamic wrinkles by replacing lost volume in the skin tissue. They plump up the skin to smooth and even out fine lines.
If dynamic wrinkles are affecting your confidence or you are concerned about their potential of transforming into static wrinkles, then take the step towards a wrinkle free appearance by booking your consultation for dermal fillers to learn more about the procedure.