We all know what wrinkles are. When these lines appear, that’s when we know we’ve really aged. Some people embrace wrinkles as part of the aging process, but some are not too keen on these aging lines.
But not all wrinkles are the same.
To find out the most appropriate treatment for your facial wrinkles, you must be able to differentiate them: are they static or dynamic?
Dynamic wrinkles are those formed by facial movements, such as squinting (think crow’s feet), smiling (think smile lines) and furrowing of the brow (think forehead wrinkles and frown lines).
Suitable treatment for dynamic wrinkles
Botulinum toxin aka BOTOX is a powerful toxin used to help muscles relax. Upon injection, the injected area of muscle is “paralyzed” and muscles can no longer move to create the wrinkles and creases. Therefore, it is an appropriate treatment to smooth wrinkles and creases created by repetitive muscle movements. BOTOX can take up to 3-7 days for forehead and eye areas, and 2-3 weeks for the jaw areas to take full effect and will last 3-6 months.
Static wrinkles are very different from dynamic wrinkles When we are young, our skin springs back to its original position after making facial gestures which result in dynamic wrinkles. But as we get older these dynamic wrinkles stay on the skin as a result of loss of skin elasticity, resulting in static wrinkles. Static wrinkles can also be caused by gravity and the loss of fat and collagen.
Suitable treatment for static wrinkles
Dermal Fillers like Juvederm can be used to smooth out these static wrinkles. Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Fillers help to plump the skin and replace the volume that was lost over time, filling out the wrinkles and smoothing the skin. Results from fillers are immediate and can last 9-12 months, some even promise to last up to 24 months.
There’s really no way to stop aging from happening. So the best that we can do is to treat it when it happens. We highly encourage you to talk to Dr Darryl Chew to discover the best treatment for you. Click here to contact us.