Wrinkles: Types, Prevention & Treatment
Everyone has wrinkles, and if they don’t, we know they will eventually. And while we often talk about how to prevent them, we don’t often know the different types. At AlluraDerm MD Med Spa, we believe that understanding the different types of wrinkles is essential to preventing them from forming and diminishing their appearance.
The Four Types of Wrinkles.
The four different types of wrinkles all have different causes. Some of them are due to extrinsic aging, such as sun damage, while others are due to intrinsic aging, or natural aging. Additionally, different types of wrinkles respond to different treatments.
Also called dynamic expression lines, these wrinkles are caused by facial movement, intrinsic aging. Common forms include crow’s feet, 11’s between the brows and forehead lines. Treatable by Botox®.
These are mostly due to extrinsic factors like smoking, sun exposure and poor nutrition. You’ll notice crepey skin around the neck and under eyes. Much of this damage can be diminished with photorejuvenation therapy at AlluraDerm MD Med Spa.
These are caused by fat loss in the face that occurs naturally with age. As you lose subcutaneous fat, skin begins to sag. The most common is the nasal labial area, which can be treated by a facial filler like Juvèderm® to fill in hollow spots.
Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids.
These are fine lines that result from the loss of elasticity. They appear to run parallel to each other and change over time. One of the best ways to treat these is through Fraxel® laser.
The best way to prevent most of these is by protecting yourself from the sun. Wrinkles caused by facial movement can be prevented with Botox® as well.
It’s difficult to know what treatment will work best for your wrinkles without being evaluated by a professional. The professionals at AlluraDerm MD Med Spa will consult with you to help you choose the best way to prevent and diminish wrinkles. Call us at 505-821-9630 to set up a consultation today.