Wrinkles are a common cosmetic concern for women and men alike, but many people don’t realize that there are different types of wrinkles that arise from different causes. This may influence your choices for the most effective skincare options to help minimize their appearance. Here are five wrinkle types and what you can do about them.
1. Dynamic Expression Lines
Dynamic expression lines differ from static wrinkles in that they are temporarily formed while making a facial expression, whereas the appearance of static wrinkles remains even when your face is at rest. Dynamic wrinkles, however, can become permanent static wrinkles over time. Overexposure to the sun and poor lifestyle habits such as smoking can accelerate this process (American Academy of Dermatology).
To help smooth away the appearance of dynamic expression lines, many people choose to use skincare products that contain neuro-calming peptides. These can have an almost instant smoothing effect on the skin. Skinbetter science Intensive Treatment LINES contains a blend of two neuro-calming peptides to immediately help minimize the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles.
If you choose to seek injectable wrinkle treatments, an injectable neurotoxin can help to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause expression lines, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.
2. Elastic Creases
These are the small creases that often form on the cheeks, upper lip and neck. Elastic wrinkles are the result of years of exposure to the sun’s UV rays, air pollution, cigarette smoke and other environmental factors that can be sources of oxidative stress (International Dermal Institute). To reduce the formation of this type of wrinkle, always use sunscreen and avoid smoking.
To help improve the appearance of elastic creases, use skincare products that contain antioxidants to help defend against oxidative stress. AlphaRet™ Overnight Cream FACE and AlphaRet™ Intensive Overnight Cream FACE by skinbetter science contain a blend of antioxidants in addition to a revolutionary combination of a retinoid and an alpha hydroxy acid to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles while also offering free radical protection.
3. Compression Wrinkles
Sleeping on your stomach or side can cause compression or sleep wrinkles. These happen when your face is compressed or squished into a surface like your pillow, leaving behind wrinkles that may gradually fade throughout the day or could become permanent (Aesthetic Surgery Journal). Changing your sleeping position to your back instead of your stomach or side can help to avoid this type of wrinkle.
In the case of compression wrinkles that have already become permanent or very noticeable, use skincare products or injectable dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid to help plump and soften the appearance of wrinkles. Intensive Treatment LINES is a hyaluronic acid topical line smoother that utilizes the advanced InterFuse™ delivery system to transport high molecular weight, injectable-grade hyaluronic acid deeper and faster.
4. Gravitational Folds
As part of the natural aging process, the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin begins to decline, resulting in sagging skin. Although this process cannot be stopped entirely, there are topical products that can help to nourish collagen for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Skinbetter science Daily Treatment Cream FACE is a peptide-rich formula aimed at nourishing collagen.
For a more immediate effect, try the InvisiLift™ Lifting Experience, which includes two revolutionary products: the 3-minute Mask and Finishing Cream. These products combine for instant skin transformation that can last up to 24 hours. Using ActiveSilica™ particles, InvisiLift™ creates a micro-lifting network to help temporarily lift and smooth the appearance of sagging skin.
5. Atrophic Wrinkles
The deep furrowed wrinkles that run parallel between the eyes, which are often referred to as “11 lines,” are considered atrophic wrinkles. These lines form with the gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin and, like other types of wrinkles, can worsen with sun exposure. Minimize the appearance of atrophic wrinkles by using the most advanced delivery systems such as InterFuse™ by skinbetter science. If desired, injectable fillers can help to add volume to these lines and wrinkles.