Different Types of Facial Wrinkles Require Different Treatments
Although they look equally unattractive when you look in the mirror, but all facial wrinkles are not the same. New York facial plastic surgery patients are often surprised to discover that there are two different types of facial wrinkles, each requiring a different plastic surgery treatment.
Dynamic wrinkles. The wrinkles that form across the forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes are called dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles develop in areas that are underlain by major facial muscles and are the result of repetitive muscle movement over time. People who are under constant stress or in pain or who have vision problems frequently furrow their brow or squint. In time, the constant contraction of their facial muscles can result in the development of dynamic wrinkles in the areas of greatest muscle movement.
Treatment for dynamic wrinkles. Manhattan facial plastic surgeons like Dr. Edward Kwak favor the use of Botox to treat dynamic wrinkles. The injection of Botox into a wrinkled area of the face slightly weakens the underlying muscle that is responsible for causing the wrinkles. Botox gently relaxes the muscle so that it cannot tense or bunch, preventing the skin from wrinkling.
Static wrinkles. When wrinkles are caused by genetics or environmental factors, they are called static wrinkles. Static wrinkles most often form in the nasolabial fold in the facial area around the nose and mouth. Genetics plays a major role in the development of deep laugh or frown lines, but the spidery wrinkles that radiate from the lips as people age is caused by excess sun exposure, an environmental issue.
Treatment for static wrinkles: Injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvaderm, Radiesse and Sculptra are typically used to treat or “plump up” the skin to remove static wrinkles.