Dynamic Wrinkles vs. Static Wrinkles: What's the Difference? By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on July 10, 2015

A woman smilingTo many patients, wrinkles are wrinkles, but there are actually different kinds of wrinkles, and the type of wrinkles you have and their location will determine the ideal treatment option or options. Dr. Constance Barone always keeps these matters in mind, which is why patients throughout San Antonio trust her with matters that involve anti-aging skin care techniques and wrinkle-reducing facial plastic surgery.

For this particular post, let's consider static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. During the consultation process, we will note the wrinkles that you have and carefully tailor all treatments to meet your needs.

About Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles refer to the kinds of wrinkles that show up when you make certain kinds of facial expressions. This includes the worry lines of the forehead and the frown lines between the eyes.

The Causes of Dynamic Wrinkles

In addition to making facial expressions, skin laxity and the natural aging process are the most common causes of dynamic wrinkles. Over time, these wrinkles may become more pronounced, particularly as skin sags and skin quality changes with age.

Treatment Options for Dynamic Wrinkles

For major issues with dynamic wrinkles, the ideal options tend to involve dermal filler injections and BOTOX injections. Dermal filler injections will add volume to the injection site, making these wrinkles less prominent, even when people make certain kinds of facial expressions. BOTOX injections, by contrast, will help prevent the muscles in the injection site from contracting. This will allow the skin to be unaffected and the dynamic wrinkles to remain concealed.

About Static Wrinkles

Static wrinkles are the kinds of wrinkles that are visible on your face even when you don't make facial expressions. These can include nasolabial folds, marionette lines, crow's feet, and sometimes the lines of the forehead.

The Causes of Static Wrinkles

Static wrinkles are most commonly causes by a combination of the natural aging process, sun damage, changes in skin laxity, and changes in weight. These wrinkles often become more pronounced around middle age.

Treatment Options for Static Wrinkles

The ideal treatment options for static wrinkles can vary to some degree depending on where the wrinkles are located. Dermal fillers are a good non-surgical option to consider since the addition of volume to these areas can make wrinkles disappear. Various facial lift procedures can also be considered in order to tighten the facial skin and improve skin laxity.

Tips for Wrinkle Prevention

In order to prevent wrinkles from forming, it's a good idea to consider the following tips:

  • Wear sunblock whenever you are outdoors
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and the eye area from sun damage
  • Wear a hat with a brim to protect your forehead and eye area from sun damage
  • Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water
  • Avoid smoking and the use of tobacco products
  • Use a good facial moisturizer

Learn More About Your Plastic Surgery Options

For more information about your many options out there for wrinkle reduction, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Constance Barone and her entire team can help you look and feel your very best.

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  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation and learn more about how Dr. Barone can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact our office online, or call (210) 614-0400.

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