What Are Wrinkles?
Over time, the appearance of the face and neck changes as we lose muscle tone, volume, and skin elasticity and wrinkles appear. Facial aging also involves the creation of static and dynamic lines that form over time by muscular animation through our normal facial expressions.
Dynamic lines occur with muscle action, such as the deepening of wrinkles between the eyebrows when we frown. As we age, dynamic lines that only appeared with muscle action can slowly form into more permanent lines, much like ironing a fold in a shirt. Static wrinkles are wrinkles at rest, without muscle movement.
What Causes Facial Wrinkles?
Wrinkles and facial aging can be caused by sun exposure, genetics, smoking, and poor nutritional habits. These issues contribute to premature loss of collagen in the skin, leading to early formation of deep static lines along with loss of tone and volume.
What Can Help Treat My Facial Wrinkles?
There are numerous non-invasive treatments for reducing facial aging and dramatic wrinkles. The best option will depend on your needs as a patient - our staff will make sure the ideal treatment(s) is selected for your specific situation.
Here at Consultants in Ophthalmic & Facial Plastic Surgery we offer a variety of treatment options for facial wrinkles including:
- Brow / Forehead Lift
- Fractional CO2 Laser
- Other Facial Skin Treatments