FINE LINES | WRINKLES

Frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and neck creases are a common result of the aging process and are a result of skin losing elasticity and collagen over time. Fine lines and wrinkles form for several reasons, however after many years of frequent contraction, temporary lines of expressions we’ve made can remain etched on our skin.

FINE LINES | WRINKLES

Q&A:

Dynamic lines are fine lines that result from a lot of activity in the muscles involved in facial expressions. These lines will be apparent while you are making the expression, for example while scowling or squinting in the bright sun but will disappear when your face is neutral.

Static lines are the lines that remain after you’ve made the facial expression and are visible while the face is neutral. Static lines are best treated with a combination of anti-wrinkle injections, resurfacing skin treatments and medical grade skincare.

Deep wrinkles and folds occur when areas with static lines also experience fat loss and facial skin laxity.

Neuromodulators, such as Botox, work by relaxing the muscle and preventing contraction. This treatment works best on dynamic lines and light static lines. For deeper static lines, it may take several treatments before the deep line becomes invisible.