Static vs. Dynamic Wrinkles and Injectables

Wrinkles. Wrinkles. Wrinkles. This unfortunate part of aging affects everyone whether they ever go out in the sun or not. What a minute, you say; a vampire wouldn’t have any wrinkles because they never would have any sun damage.

Ah, but that’s where the difference between the two types of wrinkles comes in. There are static wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that are present all the time. They are mainly the result of sun damage, but are also the result of simple aging. Creases. Lines around your lips. Marionette lines. Smile lines. You know them all. And, yes, vampires wouldn’t probably be privy to these wrinkles, especially since they don’t age.

dermal fillersBut don’t forget dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that form from repeated muscle contractions. When you frown, squint, laugh, or a host of other actions, the muscles involved with these behaviors create wrinkles on the skin above. Vampires would be just as susceptible to dynamic wrinkles as those of us who don’t sleep in coffins.

And that’s the difference between injectables available to rejuvenate your face at Creative Image Laser Solutions. Static wrinkles, because they are on display at all times, can be addressed with dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse, and others. Dermal fillers are injected into the dermis beneath the wrinkle and, as their name implies, “fill” the wrinkle by pushing the skin back up where it has sunk with the formation of the wrinkle.

There are different kinds of dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers are based on this naturally occurring substance in the human body that is responsible for plumping and hydrating the skin. Other fillers have synthetic materials that can fill in wrinkles and also encourage the body to produce new collagen. Each has different properties and is intended for different areas of the face. The one common thread is that they address static wrinkles and volume loss.

Dynamic wrinkles — those are the domain of Botox and its less popular cousin Dysport. These injectables are known as neurotoxins because they are made from the botulinum toxin. When injected in very small amounts into a muscle causing a wrinkle on the skin above, these injectables temporarily paralyze the muscle by blocking signals from the nerve to the brain. Since the brain doesn’t receive the message to contract the muscle, it doesn’t contract and the wrinkle above it doesn’t form.

The body gradually absorbs all injectables over time and the wrinkles they have erased return. At that point, it’s time for another session to renew your results.

Now that you know all about injectables, maybe it’s time to book your next appointment with the team at Creative Image Laser Solutions. Call us at 325-641-1927.

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