Two Types of Wrinkles and How to Treat Them

Wrinkles can be classified into two types. Yes, that’s right, wrinkles do have classifications, and both are caused by different things. Here are the two types, and how you can treat them in the long term:

Static wrinkles are formed naturally as people age. When people get older, our skin loses volume and our  collagen production slows down, allowing for wrinkles to naturally form. Static wrinkles are exacerbated by constant exposure to sunlight, or things like pollution, or even smoking.

Dynamic wrinkles are formed from repeated movements of the face. Smiling, frowning, squinting, or stressed looks can form dynamic wrinkles. Crows feet around the eyes, worry lines around the forehead, and even vertical lines around your brows are all dynamic wrinkles These form from smiling, squinting or moving your brow upward over and over.

For treatments, serums and creams that contain retinol are a good short term solution to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your face. However, for a more long-term solution, look into getting cosmetic injectables like fillers and botox, or laser treatments. Fillers can replace the lost volume to help minimize the grooves on your skin caused by the wrinkles, while Botox relaxes the muscles that can cause those wrinkles to form. Lasers penetrate deeper than creams and serums, targeting your skin’s collagen producing systems under the top layers.