Are Your Wrinkles Static or Dynamic?

When looking at treatment options for wrinkles we need to consider what type of wrinkles it is that are to be treated. Treatment options vary depending on what type of wrinkles are to be treated.

Static Wrinkles.  

These are the wrinkles that are visible when your face is at rest. Static wrinkles develop as we age and lose elasticity in our skin.

Dynamic Wrinkles.

These ‘temporary’ wrinkles only appear with facial expression. The most commonly known dynamic wrinkles are the ‘crow’s feet’ lines around our eyes, the forehead lines and the frown lines.  

Sometimes areas of our face may have a combination of both static and dynamic wrinkles. In this instance treatment can either treat the type of wrinkles of most concern, or sometimes a combination of treatments may be the best way to achieve the desired results. 

Neuromodulation for dynamic wrinkles.

Neuromodulation is a process that alters how our nerves affect the function of various parts of our body. Neuromodulation of the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles is done with products such as Botox™ or Dysport™. These treatments limit the transmission of impulses within the facial muscles we treat. This results in significant improvement on dynamic lines. These neuromodulators do not work on static wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers for static wrinkles.

 At Encorė Cosmetic Clinic, to treat static wrinkles we use the Restylane™ range of dermal fillers. These are based on hyaluronic acid which is identical to the hyaluronic acid found in plentiful amounts in young, wrinkle free skin. As we age the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin reduces. This is the safest type of filler available and comes in various forms that allow treatment to be tailored to each person.  See

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