What Type of Wrinkles Do You Have?

Creases, folds and wrinkles. We refer to them by so many names. To help you decide what type of wrinkles you have–and what treatment may be right for you–we have compiled a handy reference guide to your face.

A Reference Guide to Wrinkles and Treatments

Nasolabial folds– These deep folds are commonly referred to as smile lines. Nasolabial folds can be treated with minimally-invasive treatments, such Radiesse, Sculptra and Restylane. These dermal fillers plump up the wrinkles and can result in a natural-looking appearance.

Marionette lines– Also known as puppet or drool lines, these lines extend from the corners of the mouth to the chin (think or the ventriloquist’s puppet). Depending on the severity and desired outcome, treatment may include a dermal filler such as Perlane or Juvederm, or a facelift.

Crow’s feet– As our body’s production of elastin and collagen decreases, fine lines and wrinkles appear on the sensitive skin surrounding the eyes. Also called character lines, these wrinkles around the outer corners of the eyes can be addressed with injectables, such as of the neuromodulators Botox or Dysport. Results may last for up to 6 months.

Worry lines– These forehead wrinkles are the result of furrowing the brow. Also known as glabellar lines, frown lines, and the 11’s, these creases are one of the most common treatment areas for Botox patients.

Perioral lines– Often referred to as smoker’s lines, the lines along the mouth set in due to muscle movement and aging. Depending on the severity of your condition, a treatment regimen of either laser resurfacing or dermal fillers may be recommended.

What causes wrinkles?

Our skin loses essential due to the normal aging process. Reserves of collagen in the skin become depleted and the production of essential hydrating substances slows, leading to less resilient skin, . Wrinkle formation and premature aging can is also associated with cumulative sun exposure. Wrinkles can be exacerbated by:

  • Smoking
  • UV exposure
  • Stress
  • Genetics

Wrinkle and Rejuvenation Treatments

Laser resurfacing: This treatment option uses advanced laser technology to boost the body’s collagen production and initiates the healing process. Lasers can address various skin concerns, minimize wrinkles and correct sun damaged skin.

Dermal fillers: Dermal injections are minimally invasive, result in zero downtime and often provide fast results. The minor procedures reduce wrinkles while boosting volume and adding a more youthful appearance to your beautiful face.

Cosmetic surgery: For individuals who are ready for a more aggressive intervention to address lax skin, surgery may be an option. With today’s advanced techniques, facelifts can be performed that produce a subtle, yet dramatic enhancement.

Why choose Advanced Dermatology for your Wrinkle Treatments?

Featuring a friendly staff, highly trained team of dermatological experts, and advanced technologies, Advanced Dermatology can help you achieve more radiant skin. We proudly serve patients across New York and New Jersey, including Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island. If you’re interested in a more youthful complexion, please contact us to schedule your consultation.

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