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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Deciphering Your Wrinkles: Are They Static or Dynamic?

Posted June 07, 2022 in BOTOX®, Injectable Fillers

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Many people tend to associate the development of wrinkles on the face with age. And while this is technically true, older age is not the only reason why those bothersome skin blemishes appear. 

In reality, wrinkles can be either static or dynamic, and these wrinkles develop due to different reasons. 

Middle-aged man examining his forehead wrinkles in the mirror

While wrinkles and fine lines on your face can be frustrating and even embarrassing, the good news is that there are non-surgical treatments that can help minimize the appearance of these facial skin blemishes

However, before having any kind of cosmetic treatment to alleviate wrinkles on your face, it is important that you understand the cause of your wrinkles (including whether they are static or dynamic). This way, you can have a better idea of how to treat them.

What Are the Different Types of Wrinkles?

While the appearance of facial wrinkles is the same for everyone (creases in your facial skin that can cause you to look older and more weathered than you actually are), the cause of different wrinkles varies, which affects the treatment of these unwanted creases:

  • Static wrinkles are caused by age, collagen loss (which usually occurs as you get older), sun damage, and other lifestyle factors.
  • Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle movement and contractions, including those made for facial expressions 

How to Correct the Appearance of Wrinkles?

One of the most trusted and effective cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles is injectable treatments, and the two most trusted and effective types of injectable treatments are dermal fillers and neuromodulators

In 2020, these two treatments were the most performed minimally invasive treatments, with nearly 4.5 million neuromodulator treatments and nearly 3.5 million dermal filler treatments performed.   

Both of these injectable treatments help to address the issue(s) that causes the skin wrinkle; however, each treatment addresses a different type of wrinkle, which is why it is important to understand which type you have. 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are effective in treating static wrinkles on the face. The reason for this is that static wrinkles tend to result from collagen loss, which occurs more frequently and noticeably as you age. Common symptoms of this collagen loss include wrinkling skin and volume loss.

Dermal fillers work by injecting a solution of either hyaluronic acid (HA) or calcium hydroxylapatite into the treatment area. The solution helps to increase the moisture in the area to literally fill in the lost volume. Additionally, dermal fillers promote new collagen production to keep the skin healthy and strong. 

Some of the most trusted dermal fillers include:

  • RADIESSE®, which treats marionette lines, chin wrinkles, and nasolabial folds
  • Restylane®, which treats smile lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds
  • JUVÉDERM®, which treats wrinkles around the mouth and nose


Neuromodulators, on the other hand, are used to treat dynamic wrinkles on the face. These injectable treatments are made up of botulinum toxin type A, which essentially paralyzes the muscles that cause the wrinkles to form. Because the muscle is not contracting, you will have smoother and more youthful skin.

Two of the most trusted and effective neuromodulators include:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic, which treats wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes, and near the mouth
  • Dysport®, which treats frown lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and mouth

In the End…

While wrinkles and fine lines can be frustrating and may even cause you to hide your face from people in public, injectable treatments can help reduce the appearance of these skin blemishes to help you feel comfortable and confident in your appearance. The first step is scheduling your consultation, so don’t delay.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are frustrated with the appearance of wrinkles on your face and want to correct these skin blemishes, please call us at (954) 659-7760 or fill our online form. At Weston Cosmetic Surgery, we look forward to helping you look as good as you feel!

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