One of the main things that makes a person look older is having wrinkles on their face. Interestingly, most individuals do not realize that there are different kinds of wrinkles that can develop as you get older. The two main kinds of wrinkles are static and dynamic wrinkles. So what is the difference between these wrinkles and what causes them.
Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that appear on your face when your muscles contract in order to make facial expressions. When you are younger, your skin is smooth and wrinkle-free until you make a facial expression. For example, when it is bright outside and you squint your eyes, you will notice that crow’s feet, or wrinkles around your eyes, begin to appear. However, when you put on sunglasses or when you go in the shade, the wrinkles will disappear. As you get older and as you make the same facial expressions again and again, the lines in your skin begin to slowly etch into your face. Also, your muscles may contract automatically, even if you are not smiling or making a different expression on your face.
It is very common for individuals who have dynamic wrinkles to have people tell them that they look upset or angry. The reason why this happens is because a person may have dynamic wrinkles on their forehead that cause them to look upset. However, a person may be in a great mood and feel completely happy. However, what their face says is different from what they feel. Over the years, their muscles have contracted, their skin has developed deep lines and they look mad even when they are not.
Thankfully, there are different types of dynamic wrinkle treatments that are on the market. One of the most popular and effective is BOTOX®. This treatment is injected into the facial muscles. Once it is injected and has gone to work, it will begin to relax those muscles. This means that a person will not have those permanent wrinkles in their face, leaving them looking upset or with squinting eyes. Instead, a person will have smooth skin and will only show facial expressions when they want to.
The other type of wrinkles that a person can have are static wrinkles. These are the kind of wrinkles that a person has on their face no matter if they are smiling, frowning or making absolutely no expression. Static wrinkles come about because as a person gets older, their skin thins, they lose facial volume and gravity takes effect. Static wrinkles are not treated with BOTOX®.
If you are experiencing dynamic wrinkles, schedule a consultation at About Face Medical Aesthetics in Stratham. We will thoroughly examine your skin and then come up with a treatment in order to help you have the best appearance possible. Contact us today to book your appointment!