Facial wrinkles and fine lines are one of the most frustrating visible signs of ageing that often result in people seeking aesthetic procedures and treatments. But not all wrinkles are the same, and in fact these can be divided easily into two different types of wrinkles: dynamic and static. But what are the differences between these two types of wrinkles, and how can these be treated?
What are static facial wrinkles?
Static facial wrinkles are a specific type of wrinkle that are always visible even when your face isn’t moving. As a natural part of the ageing process, the skin loses elastin and collagen and this means that dynamic lines often become static facial wrinkles. Sun exposure and environmental factors can also accelerate this process. Static wrinkles are one of the most frustrating signs of ageing and are often the reason for people choosing aesthetic treatment procedures.
What are dynamic facial wrinkles?
Dynamic facial wrinkles are a type of wrinkle or fine line that appear when your face is moving or expressions are being formed. These include laughter lines, crows feet and forehead lines as well as smile lines. When you are no longer moving your facial moves, these lines should completely disappear.
What are the effective options for treating static and dynamic facial wrinkles?
As you can tell, static facial lines and dynamic facial wrinkles are completely different and this means that different treatment methods will be needed to reduce the appearance of these. The most effective options include dermal fillers and anti wrinkle treatments.
Dermal fillers for static facial wrinkles
Dermal fillers can be very effective for a variety of purposes, including for addressing static wrinkles around the mouth, lip lines, and other lines on the lower half of the face. Dermal fillers are injections of hyaluronic acid directly into the skin where this naturally occurring substance will provide hydrating nourishment for skin cells. This will also add volume to the injection area, which will help to fill out the hollows of fine lines and wrinkles, creating smooth, younger looking skin. This can also help boost natural collagen and elastin levels by providing the nourishment these protein cells need.
The hyaluronic acid within dermal fillers will eventually be utilised by the body, and as a result top up treatments will be required after around 6-12 months, to maintain the smoothness of the skin.
Anti-wrinkle treatments for dynamic facial wrinkles
While dynamic facial wrinkles shouldnt be visible when your face is not moving, these can become static wrinkles over time, accelerated by environmental factors like smoking and sun exposure. As a result, opting for anti wrinkle treatments and injections can be a good way to slow the visible ageing signs by preventing these lines from forming in the first place.
Here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic we offer a wide range of aesthetic procedures including dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments. Why not get in touch today to find out more about what we offer and how we can help?