As you age, unwanted lines, folds, and wrinkles will appear on your skin. While these marks are a natural part of growing older, they can dramatically impact your self-confidence. If lines and wrinkles are an aesthetic concern for you, consider treatments to fade and smooth these signs of aging.
It’s important to note that there are several different types of lines and wrinkles. Dr. Shaun Patel will carefully evaluate your skin and match you with the appropriate solution during your in-office consultation.
Call 786-618-5039 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel. At Miami Skin and Vein, we proudly help patients from Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida achieve their skin goals.
Dynamic Lines and Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles are those that appear when you form facial expressions. For example, you may notice dynamic lines when you smile, squint, or furrow your brows. These wrinkles fade when your face is relaxed.
Dynamic wrinkles are often located:
- Around the eyes
- Between the eyebrows
- On the forehead
- On the upper lip
Making a facial expression requires certain muscles to move and contract. When that happens, the skin above the muscle creases and bunches up. This process is how dynamic wrinkles and lines form.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® injections are typically the best way to improve the appearance of dynamic lines. Dr. Patel administers these treatments into specific facial muscles to decrease muscle activity and reduce wrinkles. Without treatment, dynamic wrinkles may become static.
Static Lines and Wrinkles
Static wrinkles are creases that are visible even when your face is at rest. These marks often start as dynamic lines but become etched in over time due to repetition. Other causes of static wrinkles include sun damage and the natural decline in structural proteins within the skin.
Examples of static wrinkles include:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Wrinkles around the mouth
In most cases, Dr. Patel treats static wrinkles with dermal fillers. Injectable fillers improve the appearance of etched in marks by adding skin-smoothing volume beneath the unwanted lines.
However, Dr. Patel may recommend a different treatment depending on the location and severity of your static wrinkles. For some people, an effective, consistent skin care regimen coupled with regular BOTOX® injections can offer significant improvement. This approach minimizes the need for fillers in vascular areas such as between the eyebrows.
Fine lines, also known as superficial lines, are primarily caused by age-related changes in your skin. Over time, your body produces fewer beneficial proteins — such as collagen and elastin — that are necessary for a smooth, resilient complexion. Coupled with volume loss, these changes eventually lead to fine lines.
Superficial lines are primarily a textural issue. They are not as deep or prominent as other types of lines and wrinkles.
Ideal treatments for fine lines include:
Learn More About Treating Lines and Wrinkles in Miami
You don’t have to live with lines and wrinkles. Schedule a consultation at 786-618-5039 to discuss your options for achieving smooth, youthful looking skin. Miami Skin and vein serves Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas of Florida.