In looking for wrinkle treatments the most important thing is finding the right wrinkle solution that matches your face wrinkle. There are a few different types of wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles, static wrinkles, and wrinkle folds. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by contraction of muscles that are attached to the overlying skin. Each muscle contraction causes the skin to bunch together, forming lines between the bulk of the muscle. The most common locations for dynamic wrinkles are between the eyebrows, forehead wrinkles, and on the cheeks near the outer corners of the eyes, referred to as ‘crow’s feet‘. It follows, then, that weakening these muscles will cause a reduction in the severity of the facial wrinkles, or can prevent them altogether when muscle weakening is done before wrinkles form. An alternative dynamic wrinkle treatment is injection of Botox® into specifically targeted muscles to temporarily decrease the muscle action for approximately 3-4 months, working as a anti wrinkle treatment to remove wrinkles.
Static wrinkles are caused by damage to the skin from sun, smoking, genetics, poor nutrition, or from prolonged dynamic wrinkling.
The third type of wrinkles, called wrinkle folds, is often due to sagging of the facial structures, which cause deep grooves between the nose and mouth known as the naso-labial groove. Surgical procedures such as midface lifts, cheek lifts, and neck lifts are some types of corrective measures for these problems. Alternatively, the folds can be camouflaged temporarily by plumping up the groove from beneath with wrinkle filler with hyaluronic acid derivatives like Restylane and Perlane in order to remove wrinkles. Radiesse® is a longer-lasting filler because the body forms collagen around the microspheres; adding bulk to the injected areas. These materials typically last anywhere from 3 months to a year, depending on the material used and the location of the injection. Fat transfer, whereby your own fat is removed from one area and then injected into the area where fullness is desired, is an excellent alternative to fillers from outside sources, and is one of the more permanent wrinkle treatments.
Many people have a some or all the different types of wrinkles. Regardless of your wrinkle type and your desired degree of correction, there is a solution available for you.
- Botox® Cosmetic may be used as wrinkle treatment to remove wrinkles caused caused by repetitive muscle movement from getting deeper. Botox® for wrinkles is commonly used for smoothing of facial wrinkles are the forehead wrinkles , between the eyes (glabellar region), and around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) and lips wrinkles.
- Injectable fillers (e.g., Restylane, Juvederm®, Radiesse®) may be used as a temporary wrinkle filler. Volumizing the face can make a significant difference in making your smile lines disappear in a natural way. Once the face is volumized, a doctor may recommend you improve deeper lines with resurfacing means such as lasers and chemical peels or dermabrasion
- Lasers (e.g., carbon dioxide, erbium:YAG, Fraxel) may be used to resurface the skin to erase lines.
- Chemical peels and dermabrasion may also be used to resurface the skin
Botox® for wrinkles is commonly used for smoothing of facial wrinkles are the forehead wrinkles , between the eyes (glabellar region), and around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) and around the lips.
Injectable fillers are wrinkle injections for wrinkle reduction and lip augmentation which help with smile lines and lip wrinkles. Radiesse® is a synthetic dermal filler made of calcium hydroxyapatite is utilized for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. This injectable is a longer-lasting filler because the body forms collagen around the microspheres; adding bulk to the injected areas.
The American Academy of Facial Esthetics specializes in educating medical and dental professionals in all areas of facial esthetics, focusing particularly on wrinkle treatments. We offer two day courses for 16 hours of live hands on patient training in the areas of Botox® and Dermal Fillers. We have trained thousands of medical professionals in the fields of proper facial esthetics. To learn more, or to register for one of our courses, check out our Botox® and Dermal Fillers Course