Dynamic Vs Static Wrinkles BLOG

Wrinkles are unwanted signs of aging.. However, did you know that there are different types of wrinkles?

The two major types of wrinkles are Dynamic wrinkles and Static wrinkles. Each type is a result of a different root cause and forms in a different manner. Due to the nature of how these wrinkles are formed differently, each type also requires a unique treatment plan.

Let’s take a look at the two types of wrinkles:


Dynamic wrinkles, unlike static wrinkles, are formed due to years of repetitive facial motions like frowning, smiling, squinting, and puckering of the lips. In short, basically years of muscle movements under the skin naturally contributes to wrinkling of the skin. These form in areas of the face that have the highest movement such as around the corners of your eyes, around the mouth, across your forehead, and also between your brows!

The most popular and effective treatment type for dynamic wrinkles is a neurotoxin treatment, such as Botox or Dysport. These injectables are derived from a family of neurotoxins that relax the facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Like dermal fillers, neurotoxin treatments require no down time. Their effects typically last 3-4 months from the initial treatment date.

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Static wrinkles are formed because of natural loss of collagen, tissue volume, and elasticity- these are results of normal signs of aging. The loss of collagen in particular can contribute the most to these types of wrinkles. The reason being that collagen is an essential protein which provides support to the entire framework of your skin. The overtime loss of this protein creates folds and furrows in the skin layers resulting in static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are most common between the nose or mouth and cheeks. Nasolabial folds are a common area that showcases the early signs of aging. The most common way to address static wrinkles is with dermal fillers, a non-surgical treatment that quickly smoothes and decreases the appearance of wrinkles.

Dermal fillers require little to no recovery time. Results provided by fillers typically last about 8 months to 2 years on average, depending on the type and amount of filler used and where it is placed. Though static wrinkles have been treated most often with dermal fillers, many clients are now choosing to address the root cause and opt for treatments that stimulate collagen and elastin production! These cutting-edge treatments are a natural way to turn back the hands of time.

There are various effective treatments for wrinkles. Depending on what our clients may need they can benefit from other treatments including:

● Laser Skin Resurfacing (CoolPeel CO2): Skin resurfacing lasers remove old skin cells damaged by wrinkles or brown spots, replacing them with fresh, healthy skin.

● Radio Frequency Microneedling (Virtue RF): The combination of radio-frequency and microneedling has become a proven, non-invasive option to visibly improve skin.

● Laser Rejuvenation (Picogenesis): One of the most advanced treatments for pigmentation, melasma and overall skin revitalization – with no downtime. PICO Genesis is the latest aesthetic treatment to improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, including unwanted freckles, sun damage, age spots and melasma – gently, predictably and quickly.

● Chemical Peels: Chemical peels are formulas that are applied topically helping revitalize the skin surface by creating an even and controlled shedding of the skin cells. This allows new layers to be exposed, creating a fresh appearance and smoother texture to the skin surface.

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Here at Envy, we create unique and customized treatment plans for all of our client’s depending on their vision and goals for achieving younger rejuvenated skin! Let our highly trained injectors and professional laser technicians help determine which procedure may be right for you!