Injectables & Skin Care Doctors Serving Miami, South Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach & Nearby Florida
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 to 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 skincare 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.
“Dr.Patel and his staff are excellent. I come and get Dysport done regularly and only trust him for the procedures on my face. My skin has never looked better, thanks to him.” – Ana
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:
How Can I Prevent Wrinkles in the First Place?
Though fine lines and wrinkles will inevitably come as you begin to age, there are countless ways in which you can help to delay them for as long as possible. The most important thing that you can do for yourself and your skin is to keep it well-protected anytime you’re out in the sun. Without proper UV protection from clothes and sunscreen SPF30 and above, the sun can play a massive role in the development of wrinkles later in life.
Additionally, there are plenty of lifestyle choices you can begin to make that will also help fend off wrinkles for as long as possible. Reducing the amount of alcohol that you consume and cutting out any smoking whatsoever can do a lot for keeping your complexion healthy and smooth. Meanwhile, a well-balanced diet and exercise routine will keep your body in peak condition, meaning it is less likely to develop early wrinkles.
And finally, of course, keeping your face clean with daily washing, cleanses, and moisturizer can also help immensely.
What Are the Hardest Wrinkles to Get Rid Of?
The older you get, the harder it will be in general to get rid of your fine lines and wrinkles. That’s in part because, across all age ranges, atrophic wrinkles are considered among the most difficult wrinkles to get rid of on the human body. These are static wrinkles that are caused simply by the natural loss of collagen in your skin as you age.
That doesn’t mean you’re left hopeless. With help from Dr. Shaun Patel here at Miami Skin and Vein, you can begin to reclaim some of your youthful looks with our comprehensive selection of anti-aging fine line and wrinkle treatments in Coral Gables, FL, and its surrounding areas.
Why Do My Wrinkles Look Worse at Night?
Alas, it’s not just your eyes playing tricks on you as they get more tired throughout the day—wrinkles can, in fact, look somewhat worse at night. Sleep does wonders for the body, and the longer it has been since we’ve had a good night’s rest, the worse off our skin and wrinkles can end up looking. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t some trickery at play when it comes to our nighttime fine lines.
When we sleep, our faces often swell slightly as we lie down. As such, we wake up with fuller, smoother skin on our faces. But as the day goes on, the swelling goes back down, and your usual wrinkles will begin to reappear.
What Is the Best Age to Get Professional Treatment for Fine Lines and Wrinkles?
The earlier in life that you begin to really take care of your skin, the better off you’ll be as you age. With that said professional treatment for fine lines and wrinkles is mostly recommended for those in their early 30s to their late 60s. This timeframe is just late enough to ensure that no unnecessary work is being done and just early enough to really fight back against the process of aging.
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 or by submitting an online contact form 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.