Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

The largest dermatology practice in America, Advanced Dermatology provides complete clinical and cosmetic skin care. Immediate appointments available at one of our 180+ locations.

What Is the Difference Between Dynamic and Static Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are something that affects everyone, but not all wrinkles are the same. Understanding the kind of wrinkles you have is the first step in finding an effective treatment. When you see your cosmetic dermatologist, he or she may discuss both dynamic and static wrinkles. Here is what you need to know about the differences between these two types of wrinkles and how they can be treated.

Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles are about motion. They occur when the muscles underneath your skin move, causing your skin to crease. When you make a facial expression and lines appear on your face, you are seeing dynamic wrinkles in action. The lines that occur with facial expressions happen in people of all ages. The difference is that with time, your skin becomes less supple and less able to snap back into a flat position when you stop making the expression. That makes the wrinkles stay visible even when your muscles aren't in motion. Treatments that reduce muscle activity, such as Botox injections, are most effective for addressing dynamic wrinkles.

Static Wrinkles

As the name suggests, static wrinkles do not occur in response to movement. These wrinkles appear on areas of skin that aren't creased when muscles move. Instead, these wrinkles occur in response to age-related skin changes, including loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Fillers, which plump the sunken skin inside a wrinkle to make it level with the rest of the skin, are a popular and effective cosmetic dermatology treatment for static wrinkles. Laser treatments can also resurface the skin and reduce the appearance of these kinds of wrinkles.

Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery offers cosmetic dermatology nationwide to help you look and feel your best. We provide an extensive range of cosmetic treatments, including injectables like Botox and dermal fillers as well as laser treatments and chemical peels. Take a stand against your wrinkles and reclaim a more youthful glow by calling (866) 400-3376 to make an appointment with a cosmetic dermatologist.

Categories: Aging, Skin Health