WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WRINKLES: DIFFERENT TYPES AND TREATMENTS
Wrinkles are inevitable. We are all going to experience it thanks to time and our genes. However, you have the choice of taking steps to prevent and treat them. Good thing, there are medical treatments nowadays that can help get rid of wrinkles and fine lines. Here’s an informative post explaining how one of these treatments target one of the underlying causes of premature ageing.
But before getting deeper into finding the best medical treatment, it’s better to learn everything about those lax, loose, and sagging skin to help you manage them better. Below is a breakdown of the different types of wrinkles and how to treat them.
Types Of Wrinkles
There are various types of wrinkles: Dynamic wrinkles, static wrinkles, compression wrinkles, elastic creases, and wrinkle folds.
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the tightening of muscles that are attached to the skin. Each time the muscle tightens, the skin bunches together. This is what forms the lines between the bulk of muscles.
The forehead, cheeks (near the outer corners of the eye), and between the eyebrows are the most common areas where dynamic wrinkles develop. Dynamic wrinkles can temporarily appear when one makes a facial expression. However, this type of wrinkle can develop into static wrinkles, whereas the wrinkle appears on the skin even without any facial expression or when the skin is at rest. Dynamic wrinkles can become permanent static wrinkles when your skin has been overexposed to the sun. Poor lifestyle habits can also affect your wrinkles condition.
Static wrinkles, as stated above, appear on the skin even when the skin is at rest. This type of wrinkle is caused by sun damage, poor nutrition, smoking, and also genetics. Static wrinkles usually happen when we age. The natural substances such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin which provides the skin with its volume and structure decreases as we get older.
The number one cause of compression wrinkles is the way you sleep. Sleeping on your stomach or sides develops sleep wrinkles. This happens when the face gets compressed into the surface of the pillow, which then leaves behind wrinkles that eventually fade away throughout the day, but in some cases, it can become permanent. Try sleeping on you back to avoid compression wrinkles from developing.
Elastic creases are small creases that form on the necks, cheeks, and upper lip. This type of wrinkle is the results of years of smoking cigarettes, air pollution, excessive exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays, and other environmental factors that are possible sources of oxidative stress. Always remember to put on sunscreen regularly to avoid the sun from damaging your skin further. And it is also advisable to quit smoking.
Wrinkle folds are due to the sagging of facial structures that cause deep lines between the nose and mouth. The most common treatment for this wrinkle is injectable fillers. The filler is injected into the deep lines to plump it up and decrease the appearance of the wrinkles.
How To Treat Wrinkles?
Filler treatments are temporary solutions in volumizing the skin and making a significant difference in making those fine lines disappear in a natural way. Injectable fillers reduce the appearance of wrinkles and augment the lips.
- Radiesse – is a synthetic dermal filler made out of calcium hydroxyapatite which is used to correct moderate to severe wrinkles. This type of dermal filler las longer than other dermal fillers as is helps the body to form collagen around the microsphere– adding bulk to the injected area. Radiesse can last up to three months, depending on how much was injected and how severe the wrinkles are.
- Hyaluronic acid – a natural dermal filler that is commonly present in other treatments and beauty products as it gives effective results.
- Fat – Fat transfer is done by using your own fat that is removed from a part of your body to be injected into the area where the deep lines are located. Fat fillers have been known to be one of the permanent wrinkles treatments.
Botox treatment can be used to treat wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movement. The treatment smoothens out the facial wrinkles such as forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. When the botulinum toxin (botox) is injected into the skin, it blocks certain nerve signals that make some muscles contract. The muscle becomes more relaxed, which reduces any unwanted wrinkles from forming. Botox treatment lasts up to six months, depending on the number of sessions the patient has availed and how healthy their lifestyle is.