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How Do You Correct Static Wrinkles?

Young skin tends to be plump and firm, and it snaps back into position easily after facial movements because of its abundance of collagen and other important substances. Over time, however, it becomes thinner, drier, less elastic, and more likely to form wrinkles. To find the most effective treatment for wrinkles on the face, you need to be able to differentiate between the different types of lines and creases. Dynamic wrinkles appear while your face is moving and can remain visible while it’s at rest as well. As opposed to dynamic wrinkles, which occur primarily due to repetitive facial muscle movement, static wrinkles develop are generally always visible once they form. Static wrinkles can appear due to a variety of causes, including the ongoing pull of gravity, loss of skin elasticity, and the depletion of fat and collagen from the skin. Some of the most common examples of static wrinkles include nasolabial folds, smile lines, and marionette lines. Facial fillers administered by our Philadelphia-area team are usually the most effective way to temporarily smooth these static wrinkles, since the injectables add fullness to the skin to replace the lost volume. You can also try these other methods to improve the appearance of static wrinkles:

Retinoids 

Retinoids like retinol are derivatives of vitamin A and are often used in skin care products. They are considered to be a highly effective topical product for wrinkle reduction. These derivatives promote increased collagen production while stimulating skin cell turnover. 

Ultherapy®

Ultrasound therapy is a non-invasive treatment that has skin-tightening benefits. It uses ultrasound energy to support the production of collagen in the skin. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing 

Laser skin resurfacing delivers heat to the middle layer of skin, called the dermis, which makes up 90 percent of the skin’s thickness. This layer contains both collagen and elastin. The targeted heat promotes a healing response in the skin, leading to an increase in collagen generation over time to improve skin firmness and reduce wrinkles. 

Want to explore your options for facial fillers and other volume-adding and skin-tightening options? Contact Cross Medical Group about fillers or other types of non-surgical cosmetic procedures by calling (215) 561-9100 or submitting a contact form to request a consultation.

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